All you Android Motoheads rejoice! There is a possibility the Motorola Xoom tablet might be hitting Indian shelves soon, May 10 to be precise. Online retailer Infibeam has listed the 10.1-inch Tegra 2 tablet up for pre-order, with a release date of May 10, 2011.
Xooming its way in?
In case you’ve forgotten, the Motorola Xoom was the first tablet to be showcased running Google’s tablet-optimized Operating System, Android 3.0 Honeycomb. It’s powered by a 1GHz nVidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, which will ensure it’s a lot faster than most of the tablets out in the market right now. It also features a 10.1-inch touchscreen at a resolution of 1280×800, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera and a 5 megapixel rear-facing one that supports 720p video recording, 1080p FullHD video playback, an HDMI slot, Adobe Flash Player, 32GB of internal storage that can be upgraded via an SD card slot and much more. The device even boasts of an inbuilt gyroscope, accelerometer, barometer, e-compass and adaptive lighting for various apps. Oh and did I mention it will have access to the 3D version of Google Maps, Google e-Books and the Android Market?
Motorola hasn’t said anything about an Indian release, let alone a price. However, the Infibeam listing has it at Rs. 35,000, which is pretty steep considering this is the WiFi only version. Either way, we can’t do much but wait and see what happens here. I sure do hope it makes it out here though.