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Online Retailer Offering Free Motorola XOOM

An online mobile phone operator has stared to take orders for handset contracts that give out a free Motorola XOOM (Wi-Fi) model but an obvious catch; you need to get a mobile phone contract.

Buymobilephones (opens in new tab) is flogging the Motorola tablet on two year contracts starting from £30.76 per month on a two year contract with the Nokia 1616 classic with 900 minutes and unlimited texts on T-Mobile.

Given that the price of the tablet by itself is £500, this means that the phone, the minutes and text bundles are being charged £238 for the duration of the contract - that's just under £10 per month.

Likewise, pay £15.32 over two years with an initial fee of £249.99 (100 minutes and unlimited texts) and the total cost over two years is only £617.67, a bargain given that the total cost of "credit" spread over two years is a mere £118.

The Motorola XOOM was unveiled at CES in January and is the first tablet to come with a dual core processor and the Google Honeycomb mobile platform.

Powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC, which runs at 1GHz, it also contains 1GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage, comes with a 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixels screen, front and rear facing cameras, Wi-Fi, HDMI and USB outputs and a host of other features,

The main advantage of choosing such a deal is that it allows you get your hands on a nice piece of kit without having to fork out the initial outlay. Using credit to pay for it would have certainly cost you much more over two years.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.