Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi version (32 GB) that was priced at about Rs. 38,000 is now available for as low as Rs. 21,500. The Motorola Xoom 3G + Wi-Fi version (32 GB) is now available for just Rs. 25,000. Call it the Aakash effect some branded tablets have already started dropping the price, it started off with the BlackBerry Playbook Wi-Fi version for Rs. 13,490.

Despite the price drop the tablets are way from the reach of many Indian consumers. The other reason is that that many are looking for the Aakash tablet which still rules – price wise.

The Xoom Wi-Fi only version is waste of money, if you are interested in buying this tablet go for the 3G + Wi-Fi version this will add mobile functionality into it plus the power of 3G high speed internet on the move. The Motorola Xoom comes with a 10.1 inch capacitive touch screen and powered by 1 GHz Dual Core processor. This tablet runs on the Honeycomb OS (Android 3.1).

Reasons to buy the Motorola Xoom Tablet

Powerful processor running the Android 3.1 OS and Wi-Fi and 3G support. There are two versions one with Wi-Fi support and other with Wi-Fi + 3G support, I would go with the 3G + Wi-Fi version.

10.1 inch TFT touchscreen display is good with 1280 by 800 pixels resolution. This tab comes with 32 GB internal memory and microSD support up to 32 GB. Another excellent feature is the 5 MP rear facing camera with LED (Dual) flash and front facing 2 MP camera. HD video recording is possible.

Motorola Xoom price dropped in India
Motorola Xoom gets cheaper

The Motorola Xoom comes with powerful battery that can go on for up to 14 days in standby mode and can play video continuously for up to 10 hours.

The Android OS by itself brings host of Google related services that are pre-installed like Gmail, Google talk, Google Search etc. You can also use built in GPS with Google Maps.

This tablet is many times better than the Aakash tablet and the specifications are very good and the price tag now is even more attractive. If you want you can jump in, buy it or wait and watch, you could see more brands dropping their price.

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By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -