Looking forward to getting your hands on the Motorola Xoom Family Edition? We reported about how the device was spotted at stores, and if that managed to pique your interest, the good news is that Motorola has officially announced the availability of the tablet and it will be arriving at Best Buy stores on the 16th of October for $379.

So what will you be getting for $379? You can expect a 1GHz dual-core processor with a 10.1” HS IPS HD display, a 5MP camera that is capable of recording 720p video, preloaded games and will run on Android’s Honeycomb 3.1.  As we had reported back then, which has now been confirmed, the Family Edition Xoom will also come loaded with $40 worth of applications including Zoodles, which is a “kids mode” application, which essentially locks the home button and allows your kids access to content that you have deemed as safe and appropriate.

While $379 seems like a pretty good deal, remember that come 18th of October Motorola will be holding an event where it has been speculated that perhaps the Xoom 2 will be unveiled. Unless the Zoodles application clinches the deal for you, perhaps waiting until after the announcement will allow you to make a more informed purchase.

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