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Carphone Warehouse Puts Motorola XOOM 3G On Special Unlimited Data Package

While the price of the Motorola XOOM 3G SIM free has been cut to £580 this morning, Carphone Warehouse has also quietly introduced a special unlimited data package which could turn some heads.

The so-called £25 Tablet Unlimited 24m (opens in new tab) is a 24-months contract costing £25 per month that doesn't have any limits. Carphone Warehouse says that the deal is "Subject to fair use policy, but the good news is the fair use policy does not apply to Talkmobile Never pay for the internet deals."

The total cost of ownership is a mere £800 which includes the 3G tablet as well as a free charging dock. You can also add a 32GB microSDHC card for £50 from Amazon (opens in new tab).

In comparison, Three Mobile offers a 64GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and 3G for the same £25 per month but with a £379 upfront cost and only 15GB monthly data. What does that mean? Well, the effective cost of the 24 months unlimited data contract stands at £220 (£800-£580) or just over £9 a month.

There's also another package which gives 5GB worth of inclusive data per month for the same price but with an initial cost of £159 but we suspect there won't be many takers.

Since the beginning of the year, the number of Honeycomb tablets has grown significantly and they all more or less offer the same hardware configuration as the XOOM including that gorgeous 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixels screen.

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 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.