Dixons prices up Motorola Android 3.0 tablet
Then un-prices it
Dixons has removed pricing and pre-order information from the Motorola Xoom page on its PC World website.
Earlier today, the retailer said on the page that it would charge £450 for the 10.1in Android tablet, and invited interested punters to "pre-order today".
Within hours, the offer had been withdrawn, and buyers are now told simply to "come back soon".
Dixon's Currys site says the same.
If you think £450 is spectacularly cheap for a large tablet that comes with Android 3.0, dual-core processor tech, fast 3D graphics, two cameras, 802.11n wireless networking and HSPA 3G connectivity, bear in mind that Dixons is offering the Wi-Fi-only model.
Carphone Warehouse has the exclusive on the 3G Xoom.
And if either incarnation of the tablet is released here too early, it'll be no more able to play Adobe Flash content than the iPad can, though unlike the Apple gadget this will change when Motorola releases a software update in "Spring 2011".
CW expects the 3G Xoom to arrive in April. In Germany, T-Mobile has the tablet's availability pencilled in for the end of that month. ®
How to estimate the price
If you want to know the real price find a US price in dollars and replace the $ with £.
"If you think £450 is spectacularly cheap for a large tablet"
If you think £450 is spectacularly cheap for a large tablet then you have too much spare cash and should give it all to me :)
Yes it does
You do understand that Wifi and 3G are different technologies don't you?
Adding 3G will require adding a 3G chipset and all the necessary gubbins like somewhere to put the SIM, a reasonable amount of additional wiring and a suitable antenna.
On top of that there's the additional development costs and the additional approvals.
Being able to buy a chipset for a few pounds does not mean it only costs a few pounds to add it to your device, not by a long way.
Do you mean the likes of the Archos 101, which you have actually reviewed, and yet doesn't appear on your tablet tabulation..?
If you think £450 is spectacularly cheap
It's 800 USD in the states, isn't it?
About 494GP, and I don't think that spoken-of price is for anything left out.