Motorola XOOM price trimmed to £479.99 before launch

The wi-fi version of the Motorola XOOM Android 3.0 tablet has seen its price adjusted downwards by Dixons, with the electronics chain reducing the previous £499 price point to a new £479.99. And the tablet hasn’t even launched yet.

The site still carries the same launch date disclaimer it did several weeks ago, although it now states “Delivery available – 09/04/2011″ in small print beneath the tech specs. Which is Saturday.


Would like to play with one for an hour or so, but not keen on having one permanently for that price. Thanks to reader Tim for the spot.

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  1. Turbohobbit

     /  April 5, 2011

    Want one even more now…

  2. Trilby

     /  April 5, 2011

    I’ve got one and can confirm that it’s quite good for playing Angry Birds while having a poo.

  3. mintvilla

     /  April 5, 2011

    Wanted one, was gunner preorder – then they dropped the vega to 199 and got that instead. Couldnt be happier, the dev scene is quite big and you can install cm7 with tablet tweaks onit too so you get the bottom status bar just like honeycomb, plus its got the same tegra 2processor so for nearlly 300 quid cheaper, well worth it

  4. Hands0n

     /  April 5, 2011

    Good to see the price coming down for the launch. The earlier suggested price was just too silly.

  5. James

     /  April 5, 2011

    I pre ordered mine about 6 weeks ago! will i be eligible for a £20 refund?! off i go to email them now

  6. Peter

     /  April 6, 2011

    It has been a long wait. I might just wait a bit longer and get an eee pad transformer. Plus a £20 drop this close to launch makes me wonder what bargains may be available in a few weeks.

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