Motorola Xoom Release Price: $599 On Contract or $799 Without

Here at OSM we’ve been closely following all the developments of the Motorola Xoom tablet which will be running Android 3.0 Honeycomb. This impressive device looks set to be a main contender to the forthcoming iPad 2 and other tablets due soon, such as the BlackBerry PlayBook.

Among our most recent articles were the Xoom’s inclusion in our pick of the best upcoming Android tablets, official specs and a comparison with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. We also recently gave you news of the release date, which is now only two days away, and a price of $799.99. However we have now heard of the official Verizon press release for the Xoom from Zach Epstein over on BGR and the price is now confirmed as $599.99 with a 2-year contract or $799.99 without.

Other pricing information is also now available and 3G data service will begin at $20 monthly for a 1GB allowance. The Verizon press release also states that the Xoom will be upgradeable free to 4G LTE service in the second quarter of the year although we don’t yet have details of what the 4G data service will cost.

Yesterday we also told of a rumor that contrary to what was first believed, the Xoom might arrive without Flash and Verizon has also confirmed this, although clarifies that the Xoom will receive Adobe Flash as a free download soon. Some people will no doubt be disappointed that the Xoom will not support Flash on release but there’s still a lot to admire in this tablet with its 10.1-inch screen and 1GHz dual-core processor.

To find out much more head to the official Motorola product page here for the Xoom. Are you waiting to get your hands on the Xoom? Why not let us know what you think of the pricing confirmation by sending us your comments.