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Motorola Chops Price on Wi-Fi Xoom Tablet Amid Tough Competition

Motorola has dropped the price on its Xoom tablet, the first device to ship with the Honeycomb version of Android. The Wi-Fi-only model, with its 32GB of memory, now sells for $499. The $100 price drop comes as the device struggles to compete against Apple’s iPad 2 and faces increasing competition from lower-priced Honeycomb tablets, including Acer’s Iconia Tab.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus