The latest round of rumors xooming around Motorola XOOM is that there might be a scaled down version of the tablet to further enhance its appeal and spread its reach. Fortunately a scaled down version doesn’t mean one will have to compromise on vital characteristics such as its processor or RAM strength. Instead, Motorola might be planning on a XOOM version with less storage capacity in the form of a 16 GB memory that would make up the entry level XOOM. Also, the 16 GB version is expected to sport a lower price tag than the current least priced XOOM that cost anywhere between $599 and $699 with 32GB of on board. Surely a price tag of anywhere between $400 to $450 for the 16 GB version would pitch the XOOM slam bang in iPad territory and might even wean away many of those who otherwise would have bought the iPad 2. However, all of this is still very much in rumors territory all of which stemmed from an internal Verizon inventory system image that got leaked. Let’s just hope it materializes soon enough, more so since the XOOM is an excellent piece of hardware.
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