Motorola Mobility partners with Axiom for the XOOM

The device will be available exclusively through Axiom in the GCC region, with stock hitting Axiom stores and key retailers by the May 6th 2011

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Motorola Mobility partners with Axiom for the XOOM Faisal Al Bannai CEO of Axiom Telecom (left) and Raed Hafez General Manager for Motorola Mobility (Middle East & Africa)(right) with the Motorola XOOM
By  Clayton Vallabhan Published  April 20, 2011

Motorola Mobility today announced a strategic partnership with Axiom Telecom to appoint it as the regional distributor for the Motorola XOOM Wifi edition.

The device will be available exclusively through Axiom in the GCC region, with stock hitting Axiom stores and key retailers by the May 6th 2011.

The new 10.1-inch HD tablet runs on Android Honeycomb 3.0, and has a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. Google Mobile Services including Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction comes preloaded on the XOOM and the user menu is ‘Arabized for the Middle Easter customers'. The Motorola XOOM also supports Adobe Flash Player 10.2 allowing for Flash based web content like videos, flash based games and internet applications to be accessed from the internet. The Motorola XOOM will retail for $735 (AED 2,699)  

Customers and enthusiasts can try out the Motorola XOOM exclusively at Axiom Telecom Stores from the 21st April 2011 onwards and can pre-order the devices before sales start by the 6th May 2011.

"Motorola XOOM is a truly innovative tablet. Its design, coupled with being the first tablet to have Android 3.0, results in a user experience that is sure to delight consumers in the region.  We are pleased to be partnering with Axiom Telecom to ensure that shoppers receive best in class service and advice in-store," said Raed Hafez, general manager forMotorola Mobility Middle East and Africa.

"Bringing the latest devices first to our consumers has always been our focus at Axiom. We are thrilled to bring the Motorola XOOM to the region and hold a special preview for customers. This is part of Axiom's long-term business strategy to partner with manufacturers in a way that enables the public to try new devices prior to their launch in the market," said Faisal Al Bannai - CEO of Axiom Telecom.

 

 

2583 days ago
kasheef

Andriod Market is already available on all the devices sold in the Middle East.
I believe Motorola has to assign multiple distributors, and also lower the price, so as to break into the market.
There are Andriod options on new Olivepad at AED1500, with Al-Abbas, and even Dragonmart has Andriod options starting at a mere AED250 upwards.
The Xoom should retail 1500-1800, otherwise, the Samsung Galaxy, with 3.0Andriod upgrade, is certainly the better option.

2586 days ago
Tareq

Sounds good, but will the Middle East version include the Android Market which was removed from all Android phones in this region up to now?

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