The Xoom flagship Android tablet gets a date and some prices

January 23, 2011: 3:08 PM ET

Leaked images reveal details about the Google tablet's launch.

Xoom via Motorola

Whether or not Motorola's (MOT) Xoom is the official Google (GOOG) Tablet in the way the Nexus One and Nexus S are official Google phones is uncertain. However, when Google has shown of Android on a tablet, they've shown off the Xoom, both at Dive into Mobile and CES.

It is pretty clear Xoom is Google's go-to Android 3.0 tablet, though Toshiba and others are readying a pretty impressive looking alternatives.

Details about the launch of the Xoom surfaced this weekend.  Engadget tipsters sent in a Best Buy (BBY) sheet which seemed to indicate a planned February 17th release.  Pricing varies between leaks from $699 to $799.

The Xoom is a 32GB, 10.1 inch tablet with a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor.  Initial units will be 3G on Verizon while subsequent versions will have 4G connectivity (Q2 release). That screen shows an impressive  1280 x 800 resolution, 5 megapixel camera, 720p video recording and 1080p video playback.  As for wireless, it sports 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. The battery, like Apple's (AAPL) iPad is rated to be capable of supporting 10 hours of video.

Motorola's teaser video is below:

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