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Motorola Xoom launching on February 24 for $800

By Emil
Feb 7, 2011
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  1. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd Newcomer, in training Posts: 555

    Props to Motorola for sticking it to Apple. Seems as if Motorola have a sense of humour though i imagine the Apple fanboys wont find it as funny as i did, but hey they will probably wondering where they can buy their very own white iHoodie.
  2. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 342   +20

    Wow... $800 smackers...

    Oh well, my brother's company is getting some and hopefully I can cop one for a good discount.
  3. Everything seems great, but I think people are going to have a hard time shelling out $800 for the Xoom- I personally was hoping it was going to be $650- for $800 I don't plan on buying. The iPad is going to have a leg up on price- and the iPad 2 (or whatever it will be called) will be the same price, or cheaper- Apple fanboys are going to have no reason to buy a Xoom.
  4. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    Problem is even I, the anti apple advocate, will buy an ipad 2 over the zoom. $800? I can upgrade my CPU mobo ram and GPU for $800. No thanks moto, try again.
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,889   +85

    Damn, for that you could almost get a GTX 590...3,2,1...
  6. Sista

    Sista Newcomer, in training

    This is too expensive, and to think thought that the ipad was pricey when it came out.
  7. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +90

    Ridiculous price. People are better off waiting for the Asus Transformer which has similar specs and a suspected price of 400.

    I just can't understand what goes through these companies' minds. To successfully make an impact on the market, and beat the iPad, they have to make it cheaper (and consequently more attractive) than the iPad itself; sounds logical enough. But $800? Plus an $80 data plan? (Admit it, you're never going to use only 1GB.) Sometimes I wish I could slap whoever thought of this and ask them "Are you ****ing serious?".
  8. Mizzou

    Mizzou TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 930

    Hopefully there will be retail outlets other than BestBuy that will offer a more attractive price. Really can't see this going much of anywhere at $800, you can build a fairly capable desktop from scratch for that kind of money.
  9. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    They're probably thinking that since people pay too much for Apple's hardware, if they price the Xoom even higher, then it will really be attractive to consumers. Not realizing that Apple has pretty much taken all those people under their fold, they are left with people who actually want a value for their dollar.
  10. i bet money this is coming with BLUR,

    **#&^# BLUR

    EVerytime i touch a device that has blur on it i rage so bad.
     
  11. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 900   +99

    "The Tablet to create a better World" ???What? How does a tablet make the world better, the world was fine before tablets came out, how does this thing contribute to making the world a better place for anyone? Besides those making it and selling it at $800

    1. Apple creates the first table.
    2. Every one else tries to copy it.
    3. Motorola Launches the Xoom.
    4. ???
    5. The worlds a better place.

    Any one else have trouble understanding the logic behind this?
  12. Tomorrow_Rains

    Tomorrow_Rains TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 179

    FALSE
    ITS

    1) Apple Creates Ipad
    2)Motorola gets Super jelly, and Makes their own for $800
    3)???
    4) No profit
  13. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 342   +20

    Agreed.

    $800... that's ~$870 after tax.

    That's asking quite a lot there Motorola.

    Expect price drops soon after lack of sales lol
  14. fastvince

    fastvince Newcomer, in training Posts: 52

    yea..way to much ! They would sell a million if they were 499. Whoever is setting these prices needs to be fired. Even if they take less profit it will be worth it in the long run.
  15. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    While the ad is pretty neat & the hardware looks good, the price is quite disappointing to say the least. Especially reading that "To activate WiFi functionality on this device, a minimum of 1 month data subscription is required." which I find kind of insulting.
  16. CamaroMullet

    CamaroMullet Newcomer, in training Posts: 115

    Could buy a decent laptop, a chick-O-stick and still have enough for good solid day of drinking for 800 dollars. Bad call moto.
  17. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    HOLD IT! I must have missed that point. What kind of logic is that? An even better question is what's the point? The people at XDA devs will remove that restriction withing 48 hours.
  18. I was really excited about the Xoom until I saw the price. My guess is Verizon has some strangle hold on the Xoom and will offer it for $600 with a 2year data contract. Which I won't buy anyway. I swear these people don't pay attn for ****. The Ipad 3g didn't sell for **** but the Wifi only sold like mad so why the **** would you think people want another data plan. Oh well the Galaxy tab dropped it's price majorly after release and I bet the same will be said for the Xoom. When it is at $500 I will pick one up.
  19. windmill007

    windmill007 Newcomer, in training Posts: 311

    Waiting on the $399 killer tablet with FREE Wifi ... First company that can do that will beat APPLE. Till then :(


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