|FIERCE COMPETITION: Motorola is coming out with a|
WiFi-only Xoom tablet this month
The Xoom is a prominent competitor to Apple Inc's iPad. A version with cellular broadband access went on sale last month for US$800, or US$600 with a two-year contract in that country.
The WiFi-only iPad 2 model with 32GB of Flash memory, the same amount as in the Xoom, also costs US$599. Manufacturers trying to take on the iPad have otherwise had a hard time matching the iPad's price.
The iPad 2 and Xoom both have fast dual-core processors and two cameras. But Motorola Mobility's Tablet runs Google Inc's Android software, while the iPad runs a version of the iPhone's software. - AP