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.