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.
Previous rumors said the Xoom could retail for $1,200. Thankfully, the other rumors were closer to the money, so to speak. The release date is still unknown, but many believe it will arrive before the end of the month, possibly on February 17 or on February 24. The Xoom will arrive in Europe during Q2 2011.
Last month, the Motorola Xoom won the Best in Show Award at CES 2011. For Q1 2011, Motorola has reportedly placed orders for about 700,000 to 800,000 units of the device with four color options.
The Motorola Xoom will ship with Android 3.0 (codenamed Honeycomb) running on Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 32GB of onboard storage (expandable via SD), a 2-megapixel camera on the front, a 5-megapixel camera with dual LED flash on the back, a micro USB 2.0 port, HDMI out, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, as well as Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. The 10.1-inch tablet has a 1280x800 display resolution. Battery life is said to peak at about 10 hours of video playback. The device will launch in Q1 2011 with 3G functionality, later upgradeable to LTE 4G, and will launch with a LTE 4G model in Q2.