IT SEEMS that the maker of tablets, Motorola has finally twigged that no one will buy the keyboardless netbooks if it tries to copy Apple's business model and charge an unreasonable amount for them.
PC World is taking pre-orders for Motorola's Xoom and the price tag is a very reasonable £449.99. Still not as cheap as a netbook, but certainly better than paying Steve Jobs a lot of dosh.
It is also a lot cheaper than the £700 that was rumoured to be the price tag initially, so it seems that Motorola heard our warning and changed its mind.
While many will claim that the price drop is out of fear that Apple is going to trump the world with its Ipad 2, the specifications for Jobs' Mob's latest creation are not as good as the Xoom.
The Xoom is the first tablet to ship with Android 3.0, which is the first version of Google's mobile operating system that's designed for tablets, and of course you can use Flash.
At that price it really is sensible competition at last for Apple's machine and it does have one killer feature - the lack of an Apple logo. µ
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