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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) Photo 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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