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 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.