Motorola Xoom Tablet to Arrive in February

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Motorola's Android 3.0 Xoom tablet will arrive at Best Buy Feb. 17, according to Engadget. Android Central says the iPad competitor will be priced at $799 without a contract.

Motorola Xoom, the first tablet based on Google's Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, is launching from Best Buy Feb. 17.

Engadget, which said the device will ship with 32GB of onboard storage, scored the scoop via an internal Best Buy document posted here.

The news comes after Android Central reported the minimum price for the Xoom from Verizon Wireless would be $799, likely without a contract.

That's $300 more than Verizon's $499 price point for the unsubsidized Samsung Galaxy Tab. Verizon began selling the Tab, equipped with the older Android 2.2 build, for $599 last year.