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Verizon Wireless discounting pricey Xoom

The Motorola Xoom Android Honeycomb tablet is another

The Motorola Xoom Android Honeycomb tablet is another new rival to Apple's iPads. (Jan. 5, 2011) (Credit: Getty Images)

Verizon Wireless is teaming up with Motorola to bring it's popular, but pricey, Xoom tablet to subscribers.

The Motorola Xoom will be available from Verizon Wireless stores for $599.99 with a new two-year customer agreement or $799.99 without a contract. Wireless 3G data service for the Motorola Xoom will begin at $20 monthly access for 1GB. The Motorola Xoom will be upgradeable to 4G LTE service at no additional charge later in 2011.

A flurry of Android-based tablets have been announced during the past couple of months, but the standout device among tech bloggers has been Motorola's tablet. The Xoom features a 1GHz dual-core processor and 10.1-inch widescreen HD display. The sleek, stylish design features a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chats, as well as a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures video in 720p HD.

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