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Optus begins selling Motorola Xoom

Optus joins Telstra in selling the Motorola Xoom, offering 12- and 24-month contract offers for the tablet.

Motorola Xoom (Credit: Motorola)

Optus announced the newest member of its tablet computing range last week, the Motorola Xoom, and its pricing plan for the tablet.

Australia's number two telco will sell the Xoom on either a 12-month Data Cap Plus plan with an upfront hardware cost, or a 24-month contract with subsidised payments spread out over each month of the contract.

Data Cap Plus plan Tablet cost — 12 months Tablet cost — 24 months Included peak data
AU$29.95 per month AU$649 upfront AU$20 per month 4GB
AU$39.95 per month AU$499 upfront AU$15 per month 8GB
AU$59.95 per month AU$399 upfront AU$0 per month 10GB

Full terms and conditions can be found on the Optus website.

Motorola released the Xoom in Australia in May following critical praise at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas at the start of the year. Telstra has been the exclusive retailer of the tablet until now, while Vodafone has ranged Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1v as an alternative.