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Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 01/24/2011

Report: Xoom release date is Feb. 17

By Hayley Tsukayama

Thumbnail image for motorola_xoom_ces.jpgOver at Endgadget, a tipster sent in a screenshot of Best Buy's inventory sheet that seems to indicate a Feb.17 launch for the Motorola Xoom tablet.

Combined with an earlier leak to Android Central suggesting an $800 price tag, it seems those waiting to get their hands on the Xoom know how long they have to save, and how much they need to budget, though other reports have put the price as low as $700.

The 32 GB Honeycomb tablet seemed to be among the strongest candidates to take on the iPad introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. Rob got a hands-on look at the Xoom at the show.

The tablet has 10.1-inch screen, 1024-by-768 resolution, a 2-megapixel camera on the front and a 5-MP camera on the back and comes pre-loaded with Google Talk video-calling software.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | January 24, 2011; 11:11 AM ET
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Comments

I could have sworn (maybe I am wrong) that the Xoom was 1280x800. And not 1024x768 like the iPad. It should have a 16:10 aspect instead of 4:3. I tried a 16:9 10" tablet and the balance is really off in portrait. Way too top heavy. So I am really hoping the 16:10 could give it better weight distribution.

Posted by: Stocklone | January 24, 2011 1:58 PM | Report abuse

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