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Motorola Xoom 3G coming to Carphone Warehouse, WiFi-only version to be stocked in Currys and PC World.

No news yet on which UK networks will be offering the 3G version here, but Carphone Warehouse and their big-store cousin, Best Buy, will stock both the network-connected and WiFi versions.

“We’re excited to be bringing a device as powerful as Motorola XOOM to leading carriers and partners in the U.K.,” said Andrew Morley, Motorola Mobility’s vice president of marketing.

“Today’s announcement is testament to how well Motorola XOOM has been received by consumers and carriers alike.”

“2011 will be the year of the tablet,” said Graham Stapleton, from The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy.

“Demand for tablets has already been greater than expected and the next 12 months will see them being adopted by more and more people as new products are unveiled.”

“The Motorola XOOM sets the bar incredibly high – its functionality and ground-breaking features mean it offers one of the richest user experiences I’ve ever seen.”

We’re looking forward to testing all these forthcoming tablets against each other, and Motorola’s first Android tablet looks like a strong entry.

If you only need a WiFi connection, then Xoom WiFi will also be on sale in Currys and PC World.

The Xoom will be one of the first Android Gingerbread Tablets to arrive in the UK, bringing dual-core processing power to push those Android apps, video streaming and web-browsing.

Video-chat will also be possible on the new tab through the front-facing two-megapixel camera, and a primary rear-facing five-megapixel camera, capable of HD video.


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