Motorola dropping Xoom Wi-Fi price to $499 with free portfolio case

Motorola Xoom is a very nice Android tablet especially with the update to Android 3.1 Honeycomb. What slowed down the sales of the first Honeycomb tablet was its price. For $100 more than the Ipad 2, sales were not really picking up.

But this is all going to change, in a tweet message by Motorola, the Xoom manufacturer is lowering the price of the Wi-Fi version by $100. This means for $499, you can have a Motorola Xoom running Android 3.1 Honeycomb with 32GB of flash storage and 1GB of RAM. And that’s not all, Motorola is throwing in a free portfolio case to protect your new toy.

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As a comparison, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Apple’s Ipad 2 retail for $499 for the 16GB version.
Similarly Acer’s Iconia Tab A500 starts at $449 but that’s also only for the 16GB version.

With this new price, the Motorola Xoom is surely going to attract a whole lot of new customers. At least we can now say that its truly competing against the Ipad 2, the tablet to beat in terms of sales.

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