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Motorola iPad 2 Rival Tablet Now Available From £330

Could this be a repeat of the TouchPad Saga? After HP and RIM with the Blackberry Playbook, DSGi has cut the price of the Motorola XOOM to £330 including delivery.

The SRP of the tablet was £500, which means that Motorola agreed to a 34 per cent price cut making it the cheapest branded Android tablet on the market, which is even more noteworthy when you consider that it comes with 32GB onboard storage compared to 16GB for other Android rivals.

The tablet, which was the first dual core model on the market, was launched at the beginning of the year at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.

It features an Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC clocked at 1Ghz, 1GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage, a 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixel display, a microSD card slot (which can be used to bring the total capacity to 64GB), USB and HDMI port, a front-facing two megapixel camera and a five megapixel rear one, and up to seven sensors.

The tablet has a battery life of up to 10 hours when playing video and runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb (although an upgrade to 3.1 is already available).

Rival tablets like the Eee Pad Transformer and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 cost between £20 and £60 extra excluding the additional 16GB storage.

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