It looks like Motorola is trying to sweeten the offer for its first Android tablet, the XOOM, as the company decided to reduce the price of the 3G version to $499.99 in the United States.
Retailed by Verizon Wireless, Motorola XOOM 3G
is now available for $499.99 with a new two-year contract, while customers who wish to purchase the tablet without a plan will have to pay $599.99 upfront.
It appears that the deal is available in stores, as well as online, which means that potential customers can now purchase the Motorola XOOM 3G at the same price as the Wi-Fi only version at launch.
The XOOM is Motorola's first Honeycomb
tablet and until today was one of the most expensive on the market.
Its main rivals, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the newly launched Asus Transformer were much better deals in comparison with Motorola's XOOM tablet.
Fortunately, this is about to change as the manufacturer decided to axe the product's price, which is probably based on the XOOM's low sales.
Motorola XOOM is equipped with a dual-core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and packs 1 GB of RAM and microSD
card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
The tablet provides users with true multi-tasking functionality and the latest Google Mobile services on a 10.1-inch widescreen HD multi-touch display with 800 x 1280 pixels resolution.
A 5-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of capturing HD video is also included, along with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera that enables clear video chats using Google Talk.
The Motorola XOOM 3G also features a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting.
Potential customer interested in acquiring the XOOM will be able to choose from several additional accessories, especially designed to work with the tablet.
All these accessories are sold separately and include a Standard Dock ($49.95), a Speaker HD Dock ($129.95) and a custom keyboard with Bluetooth wireless technology and special Android shortcut keys ($69.95).