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Dixons has removed pricing and pre-order information from the Motorola Xoom page on its PC World website. Earlier today, the retailer said on the page that it would charge £450 for the 10.1in Android tablet, and invited interested punters to "pre-order today". Motorola Xoom at Dixons Then... Within hours, the offer had been …

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Anonymous Coward

Spectacularly Cheap?

"If you think £450 is spectacularly cheap for a large tablet"

If you think £450 is spectacularly cheap for a large tablet then you have too much spare cash and should give it all to me :)

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How to estimate the price

If you want to know the real price find a US price in dollars and replace the $ with £.

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Stop

Software update

Flash will be available when Motorola releases a software update - so, based on their Android phones that will be never then.

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Re If you think £450 is spectacularly cheap

Because it's WiFi only? Does adding 3G capability really add more than a few pounds to the cost.?

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Yes it does

You do understand that Wifi and 3G are different technologies don't you?

Adding 3G will require adding a 3G chipset and all the necessary gubbins like somewhere to put the SIM, a reasonable amount of additional wiring and a suitable antenna.

On top of that there's the additional development costs and the additional approvals.

Being able to buy a chipset for a few pounds does not mean it only costs a few pounds to add it to your device, not by a long way.

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WTF?

Rain -> Change -> Fair.

According to Motorola's page this thing has proximity / ambient light sensors and a gyroscope (natch). Apparently it also has a barometer.

I can't decide if that is spectacularly useless, utterly cool, or both.

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Tablet Tabulation Tragedy...

What happened to the promised ever updating tabulation of tablet technology?

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(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Tablet Tabulation Tragedy...

When some new ones actually become available to buy we will update.

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Can't Wait

Got the money ready and waiting, any 10.1" tablet is going to be better than either iPad I or iPad 2

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If you think £450 is spectacularly cheap

I don't.

It's 800 USD in the states, isn't it?

About 494GP, and I don't think that spoken-of price is for anything left out.

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Archos 101?

Tony

Do you mean the likes of the Archos 101, which you have actually reviewed, and yet doesn't appear on your tablet tabulation..?

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