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Motorola XOOM pre-order at Best Buy: February 24 release

Motorola XOOM pre-order at Best Buy: February 24 release

Motorola's XOOM is on track to be the first Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet commercially available, with Best Buy stores now accepting pre-orders of the 10.1-inch slate ahead of its retail release on this coming Thursday, February 24. Priced at $799.99 complete with embedded Verizon 3G broadband - and set for a 4G update later in the year - the XOOM is also being offered with a range of accessories.

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Best Buy, Justin Bieber, Ozzy Osborne, and the new “Buy Back” Program

Best Buy, Justin Bieber, Ozzy Osborne, and the new “Buy Back” Program

During the Super Bowl, Best Buy featured a commercial with teen pop sensation, Justin Bieber, and heavy metal legend, Ozzy Osborne, to launch their new “Buy Back” program. The program is pretty much what it sounds like--Best Buy stores will buy back products from their customers. The catch is that there's a cost to it almost like when you pay extra for that 3-year warranty. However, the program is free right now but will cost you after February 12th and the amount depends on the type of device.

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Best Buy clears shelf space for white iPhone 4

Best Buy clears shelf space for white iPhone 4

The first time we saw Steve Jobs pull the iPhone 4 out of his pocket we were supposed to be able to get the smartphone in black or white colors just as we have for a while now with the iPhone 3GS. As it turned out the process used to paint the iPhone 4 white had some issues and we still don’t have the smartphone in white (at least not officially) today.

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$800 Motorola XOOM could price Honeycomb out of contention

$800 Motorola XOOM could price Honeycomb out of contention

Honeycomb was shaping up so well. CES 2011 saw several new slates debut and look to offer solid competition to the iPad, and then Google's Android 2.3 launch event last week left us even more confident in the tablet-centric build. Could Motorola and Verizon bring the whole party crashing down with silly pricing for the Motorola XOOM however? With a leaked Best Buy advert tipping a sales price of $799.99, that may well be the case.

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