Motorola Xoom Family Edition Arrives October 16th for $379

We had a feeling some new Motorola Xoom models were on their way and sure enough, one of them has popped up today. It’s just not a Motorola Xoom 2 model. Motorola and Best Buy have announced a tablet called the Motorola Xoom Family Edition, an exclusive to the retailer, and it’s going to be headed to stores on October 16th – two days from now, and it’s going to be on sale for a fairly inexpensive $379.

So, why is it called family edition? Simple. It has a bunch of pre-loaded software on board that is not only aimed at children but aimed at Mom and Dad as well.

Motorola Xoom

Here’s a look at the software and the hardware that will be on board when it arrives:

·         Runs on Android 3.1, built specifically for tablets
·         1GHz dual-core processor for lightning-fast responsiveness
·         10.1″ HS IPS HD screen display with capacitive multi-touch
·         5MP back camera with flash, with 720p video webcam
·         Preloaded with almost $40 worth of applications, plus Zoodles(TM), the award-winning Kid Mode application
·         Preloaded with MotoPack by Motorola XOOM (App Downloader by Motorola)
·         Preloaded with Quickoffice(TM) Pro HD for seamless productivity at work
·         Preloaded with MotoPrint – the application that allows you to print straight from the Web browser
·         Preloaded with fun games like Asphalt 6 from Gameloft and SIM City Deluxe
·         16GB built-in memory
·         Battery lasts up to 10 hours for video playback and Web browsing
·         Access to more than 250,000 apps in Android Market

That price, $379, is a limited time offer so it’s going to jump after awhile. When?

That probably depends on how well it sells.