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Meet the iPad’s pricy rival

Meet the iPad’s pricy rival

Would-be tablet buyers prepare for the much anticipated war of tablets, as iPad gets some real competition at last.

February 27, 2011 2:33 by



Apple’s iPad finally has a serious rival: the Xoom, from Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc., which went on sale at Verizon retail locations in the US last Thursday.

Verizon will sell the Xoom for $799.99, a smashing $300.99 premium over the iPad’s starting price of $499 – although consumers can bring the Xoom’s price down to $599.99 if they are willing to sign a two-year data contract.

That doesn’t really sound like a super bargain to Kipp, but competition is always good, and there must be something about it worth the price. Watch this video to find out.

Read more: The iPad question: To buy or not to buy?



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