Those rumours that were floating around last week have proven to be correct, as Telstra's just announced that it'll be launching the 10.1-inch Android 3.0 tablet in May 2011. While pricing details are yet to be revealed, the tip-off is that it'll be available as an outright purchase or with a mobile repayment option.
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We know that a Wi-Fi-only Xoom is out there, lurking. And according to Droid Life, it's going to be showing up soon at Sam's Club for the entirely reasonable price of $US540. Assuming it's a 32GB model, that undercuts iPad 2 by a cool 60 bucks.
It's taken almost a year to get here. The first tablet to matter since the original iPad. The Xoom is the first real Android tablet. It arrived ahead of the iPad 2 by a hair. Since it's living in the "year of iPad 2", as Apple put it, it seemed only fitting to wait to drop judgment until we'd seen everything the iPad 2 had to offer. Frankly, there's no way the Xoom could live up to everything it needs to be. It's not even done yet, really. It has problems. But it's still very good. It's the first non-iPad tablet worth buying. And it'll get better.
Beauty, as they say, is only skin deep. So let's take a look at the Motorola Xoom's hypetastic insides, shall we? There aren't too many surprises in iFixit's tablet teardown, but if you want an up close look at that sweet Tegra 2 - and a cheat to bump it up to 4G hotness right away - head on over there now.
Boy, tablets cost a fair whack, don't they? $US600 on a two-year contract at Verizon, or $US800 without - either way, the Motorola Xoom tablet is a few hundred too many for me. Pick one up from Verizon Wireless from this Thursday, along with 1GB of data for $US20 monthly.