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iPad 2? Get a pint and a Xoom instead, says Motorola

Apple rival makes a cheeky last minute bid to sway following

Motorola has made a last minute bid to snare some of Apple's massive following ahead of the iPad 2 launch later today.

It's more than a little bit cheeky as well. In a press release detailing the Motorola tablet's spec, the tech firm took an indirect swipe at Apple:

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"'Not keen to waste the finest weather we've had in ages waiting in queue?" the release asked. "Idea of surviving overnight on mundane take-away with some frankly questionable queue buddies leave you cold?'

"Fear not friends, ditch the winter coat, head out for a pint and pre-order your Motorola Xoom online instead!"

The Motorola Xoom features a dual-core 1GHz processor and is the first device to come with Google's Android OS, Honeycomb 3.0.

Apple's iPad 2 goes on sale at 5pm today and will be available for prices ranging between £399 and £599 depending on spec.

[ SOURCE: Metro ]

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