Dixons has cut another chunk off the price of the first Android Honeycomb tablet; Motorola’s Xoom. Despite even receiving a price-cut ahead of launch and another in the last few months, it seems they really aren’t shifting from stores. The WiFi-only Xoom can now be yours for a mere £329.
Admittedly the chunky Android Honeycomb debutante has now been leapfrogged by slicker and more functional tablet offerings from the likes of Samsung and Asus. Both the WiFi-only and 3G versions have had their prices snipped; a 3G Xoom is now just under £400 – a huge saving from the initial £600 price-tag.
Both of these pack a whopping 32GB of storage space, a 10.1-inch touchscreen and Nvidia’s Tegra 2 dual-core processor. Its rear-facing five-megapixel camera is capable of 720p high-definition video, shareable through the HDMI connection, and this is paired with a front-facing 2-megapixel camera.
It may not be a bargain on the level of a £115 HP TouchPad, but as many Android tablets continue to underwhelm, expect to see more price reductions on tablets in the near-future.