Best Buy Stores Now Accepting Motorola Xoom Preorders

Paul Lilly

We still don't know if Best Buy's premature posting of the Motorola Xoom tablet on its site last week was an honest-to-goodness mistake or a publicity stunt, but now the mega electronics chain is taking preorders for the anticipated tablet, no foolin' around. As was previously confirmed by Motorola, the Xoom costs $800, and not $1,200 like Best Buy had temporarily posted.

Only Best Buy's brick-and-mortar stores are accepting preorders. If you get yours in, you'll be able to pick it up this Thursday, February 24th, but is there really a risk of stock running low? It's hard to tell. At $800, it's a bit expensive, and $200 more than what the Wi-Fi only model will sell for. At the same time, this is the world's first Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablet, which could prove to be a game changer.

As a refresher, the Xoom 3G sports a 10.1-inch screen, 1GHz processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 32GB of storage, 5MP camera, 2MP webcam, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, and a few other odds and ends.

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