Motorola prices Xoom tablet at $600 with two-year contract

  • Motorola’s Xoom tablet - which is priced at $600 with a two-year contract - will be available via the Verizon network on February 24. As expected, the tablet can also be purchased without an agreement for $800.

    Wireless 3G data service for the Xoom begins at $20 monthly access for 1GB, and is upgradeable (at no additional charge) to 4G LTE service in the second quarter of 2011.

    The Xoom runs Android Honeycomb (3.0), is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor and boasts a 10.1-inch widescreen HD display.

    Additional specs include:

    • Front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chats.

    • Rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures video in 720p HD.
    • Supports Google Mobile services.
    • Tabbed browsing.
    • Flash-enabled (only in Spring 2011).