Motorola Xoom priced: $800 on Verizon, $600 for WiFi-only

By Emil
Feb 16, 2011
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  1. Official pricing for the Motorola Xoom tablet, which debuted at CES 2011 last month, has been released. The unsubsidized price for the tablet will be $800 on Verizon Wireless, and a Wi-Fi only version will be approximately $600, according to Reuters.

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  2. Looks sweet except for that price needs to come down about 50%. So it says wifi only version is $ it looks like you need a data plan at least 1 month rumours weren't true? Anyone know
  3. Pass....for the same amount, you get a pretty good laptop.
  4. Huh? $600 for much, much better spec than an equivalently priced iPad sounds pretty good to me.
  5. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    Except having to tether to your phone 24/7 is a pain. And it'll drain your phone in an instant.
  6. Can you just run wifi only version off your home router without a phone? Do you have to get some type of verizon service with the wifi only version?
  7. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

    Just like for iphone, when you are at home (if you have wireless) it piggybacks off of there instead of eating away at your data plan. So I imagine if there is a wifi-only version, it will work completely independently of the service provider.
  8. CamaroMullet

    CamaroMullet TS Rookie Posts: 93

    Exactly. Not to mention you could also get a 300 dollar netbook, with windows, keyboard, hdmi, etc...
  9. Jibberish18

    Jibberish18 TS Guru Posts: 509   +35

    These tablets seems awfully expensive. Then again, look at the price of smart phones without contracts. Still a laptop of the same price will give you an OS that is capable of much more plus a few other things, but you'll lose out on portability and the cool factor. :) Honestly, when it comes to tablets, hate on me as you will, the iPad seems like a better option only because of the App stores wider selection of applications.
  10. Darn it is so over priced!!! no mercy for the poor .... greedy buggers!!!
  11. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    Yah you could. But there's no point in having a tablet without UMTS.
  12. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    If the 600 dollars is with no contract then well I can do that. But what is the capacity of storage? Must be at least 32 for me to pay 600 bucks. I can care less about 3G for Tablet, I can get one of those wifi hotspo thingies.
  13. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    I hear this argument all the time and to be honest all the good apps are on both Android and iOS. I see where you are coming from but i'm not sure i can agree that, since the iPad has more apps that it makes it a better tablet. Now in terms of games thats a different story, its no contest, App Store is the clear winner there.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 898   +235

    Good specs.... $600 isn't too terrible for wifi only but I can understand the lack of interest due to Apple having a much bigger app store. This is why I want to go for a Windows 7 tablet.If they could make this with Win7 for say $650, they might have a winner for me. Don't know about everyone else though.
  15. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    I've gone through the app store. And only 1/5 apps I saw(that's a generous ****ing number) could be considered useful to the kind of person who bought a tablet for other reasons then it "being cool" Is the app store's target demographic pre pubescent children to high school students?
  16. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Your right 1/5 is very generous
    "Is the app store's target demographic pre pubescent children to high school students?"
    I think the remaining 4/5 is
  17. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Guru Posts: 433   +23

    Way to pricey they seem to have an ambitious approach here they did forget what else people can buy at the same price.

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