Xoom Tablet Available April Exclusive To Carphone Warehouse

UK retailer Carphone Warehouse will be offering Motorola's Xoom tablet device when it launches this summer.

The retailer has revealed that it would be exclusively offering the 3G version of Android 3.0 Honeycomb device from April 2011.

Meanwhile, Currys and PC World will be stocking the Wi-Fi version of the tablet device when it launches this summer. No details of carrier tie-ups have been revealed as of now.

Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha recently announced that the device will be available for $799 from Verizon Wireless. Analysts expect that the pricing will restrict the device to a select few Android fans rather than having a mass appeal like Apple's iPad, its main competitor.

Graham Stapleton, Chief Commercial Officer at The Carphone Warehouse, said in a statement that “2011 will be the year of the tablet. Demand for tablets has already been greater than expected and the next twelve months will see them being adopted by more and more people as new products are unveiled.”