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Motorola XOOM Goes On Sale For £490

Motorola's tablet, the XOOM, has apparently gone on sale in the UK courtesy of Simply Electronics which says that it has 17 units in stock with a shipping time of up to two business days.

The online retailer is selling the Wi-Fi version of the tablet for £489.95, a price that includes free delivery, comes with a 30 days money back guarantee and is £10 cheaper than the retail price at other shops.

Curiously, apart from Dixons which lists the device as being released in the first week of April, the other usual suspects like Handtec, Clove and Expansys are not listing any release dates and the last two haven't even released any pricing details.

Launched at the beginning of the year at CES in Las Vegas, the Motorola XOOM comes with an Nvidia Tegra 2 system on chip clocked at 1GHz.

The tablet was the first to bring Honeycomb (Android 3.0) to the party and its 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixels screen provides the ideal landscape for Google's tablet-optimised platform to fully express itself.

The rest of the configuration includes 1GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, a 2-megapixel front facing camera, a 5-megapixel rear one with HD video capture, HDMI, GPS, support for Flash, Bluetooth and optional 3G.