The Motorola Xoom – the first tablet PC to run Honeycomb or version 3.0 of Google's Android operating system, will be made available in the UK through Currys and PC World, as well as etailers Dixons and Pixmania.

The 10.1 tablet PC, which hopes to rival the success of Apple's iPad, features an nVidia Tegra 2 dual core processor and can deliver up to 2GHz of power, since each core runs at 1GHz.

The device will be available in a Wi-Fi only version, which is thought to be the tablet that will be stocked by Currys, PC World, Dixons and Pixmania, while a Wi-Fi and 3G version will be made available through the Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy.

"The tablet market is taking off in a big way and we are delighted to be at the forefront again, this time with the Motorola XOOM, another product which our customers will be able to experience first at our stores," said Jeremy Fennell, category Director at Dixons Retail.

It is thought the device will hit UK shelves during Q2. However, UK pricing has yet to be announced. In the US, the Motorola Xoom will cost $799 for the dual connectivity option, while the Wi-Fi only version will be priced at $599.