Motorola Xoom gets an official price tag: $799

Motorola Xoom gets an official price tag: $799

Summary: Pricing for the Motorola Xoom tablet, which debuted at CES 2011 in Las Vegas last month, is now official.

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Pricing for the Motorola Xoom tablet, which debuted at CES 2011 in Las Vegas last month, is now official.

According to Reuters, the unsubsidized price for the 4G-upgradeable, 32GB tablet will be $799 with Verizon Wireless, and a Wi-Fi only version will be approximately $600.

There was some worry previously that the Android 3.0-based Xoom would retail for over $1,000. Thankfully, that's not the case. As for the release date, that is still unknown, but rumors still persist on a release before the end of the month, particularly on February 24. The Xoom will also be rolled out in Europe during the second quarter.

Are you planning to buy a Motorola Xoom?

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  • RE: Motorola Xoom gets an official price tag: $799

    This would have been a much more attention-getting (in the good way, not the link baiting way) post with the $600.00 Wi-Fi only price-point. *Now* my interest is piqued despite my tepid response to larger tabs. Ok, so we're at 100.00 more than the Wi-Fi iPad, but I'd say there's 100.00 more worth of stuff here unless the iPad 2 really ups the ante. This assumes $600.00 on the dot though, even 649 would be detrimental to the Wi-Fi model's take rate. 799 for the version with cellular radios on the other hand, is completely uninteresting and long expected.
    Playdrv4me
    • RE: Motorola Xoom gets an official price tag: $799

      @Playdrv4me

      Actually, it's the same price as the Wi-Fi iPad at the same capacity. The difference is that you can't get a smaller capacity. This forces an apples-to-apples comparison for the price. Interesting.
      snaconst
      • For 700 USD, you get a 64 GB iPad.

        @snaconst

        If we assume 100 or so USD savings for WiFi only Xoom, we get 700 for a 32GB tablet with 4x the RAM and dual core.

        Of course, after a year you can now get the 64GB iPad WiFi only for 600.
        Bruizer
    • RE: Motorola Xoom gets an official price tag: $799

      @Playdrv4me $799 is unsubsidized. So... with a contract it'll probably be around the price of the WiFi version.
      Droid101
      • RE: Motorola Xoom gets an official price tag: $799

        @Droid101 And with that contract will then be MORE than the wifi only version due to the 2 years of monthly payments on the 3G contract.
        athynz
  • So >$200/more than a 10 month old WiFi iPad.

    Sounds like a bargin after $1199.
    Bruizer
    • RE: Motorola Xoom gets an official price tag: $799

      @Bruizer
      What are you blathering about? The $600 price point is the same for the WiFi 32GB iPad... except that the Xoom has a ton of better features and much faster internet loading times.
      Droid101
      • You forgot the better things

        -1080p video
        -Better resolution
        -More RAM and better CPU
        -Front and rear camera

        Some people might think that USB and Flash are important, but I can live without them.
        Michael Alan Goff
      • @goff256

        Right. Because the iPod vs. everyone else wars taught us that feature checklists determine sales. Oh. Wait. Sorry. It taught us just the exact opposite.
        fr_gough
      • Actually, it isn't features that win

        It's features that matter. The RAM and CPU will add to speed, which people like. Android 3.0 will just look better, which people like. The 1080p video is something that people like. The cameras are a good thing as well, because the iPhone 4 conditioned people to like it.

        As for the iPod vs everything else, that was more of a quality issue. Apple was able to make something of higher quality than anyone else. That might happen with the iPad in competition with the Xoom, but Motorola is a good hardware company and Android was redesigned for tablets.

        It won't be so easy this time around.
        Michael Alan Goff
      • Like the WiFi only Galaxy Tab?

        @Droid101

        200 sounds a bit steep for 3G as it typically is closer to 100. So expect a 700 wiFi only cost.
        Bruizer
      • @goff256

        1990 is calling. They want your paradigm back. Nobody is complaining about the speed of the iPad now. Sorry, the "I gotta have a faster CPU because I'm waiting for my computer" days are over. And there never were "I gotta have 1080p video on my 10" display" days. There were also never "I gotta have a camera because I hate it when I can't pick up a device the size of a notepad and take a picture with it" days.

        However, you are right about one thing. There is a group that thinks Apple's user experience is all about a pretty looking UI. They're the desktop linux crowd.
        fr_gough
      • RE: Motorola Xoom gets an official price tag: $799

        @Droid101

        How many times have I seen a product with "a ton better features" on paper fail to live up to the promise. Apple has a proven product that works very well. Android still has many issues and is comparatively unpolished by comparison. I bought a Droid because on paper it looked better then the iPhone. After using it for 8 months I wish I had gone with the iPhone, it is simply a better experience.

        Also remember that by the time the Zoom rolls out it will be competing against the iPad2 who's specs are still unknown but inevitably superior to the original iPad. The final kicker is that the entry point of the iPad is still $100 less then the Zoom.
        Kabcock
      • RE: Motorola Xoom gets an official price tag: $799

        The "I gotta have a faster CPU days are not over, even if they are for you. There is a large segment of the market that will look at numbers and assume one is better.

        People do want 1080p, even if you don't.

        People do like to take pictures of themselves and others, and this is a convenience thing.

        The desktop Linux crowd must be bigger than I thought, since pretty UIs have always been Apple's MO. But I also think the UX overall will, potentially, be something that Apple won't be able to corner anymore. Android 3.0, like I have already said, is built for Tablets.
        Michael Alan Goff
      • Artificial market conditions

        @frgough - users DO care about features and capability. It's been an artificially constrained market until recently. With only 1 credible Android competitor to the iPad out there, Android tablets took 22% of the tablet market in the 4th quarter of last year. The market conditions will dampen down to normal models, and then consumers will become aware of and start buying based on features/capabilities.
        daboochmeister
  • RE: Motorola Xoom gets an official price tag: $799

    I rather buy this Xoom than the ipad or ipad 2. this blows away ipad or ipad 2 anytime. Now i know why ipad 2 is coming out as apple idiots finally realize the ipad was just useless to use and hardly anything to connect to it. Has who cares of apps some of them are just useless has well. I seen the xoom in action and have to say it twice has advance than the ipad or ipad 2.
    ipadsucks
    • Still, I want a WiFi only version

      NT
      DonnieBoy
    • LOL

      @ipadsucks

      Well your name kind of says it all. ipadsucks sayz "ipadsucks"
      oncall
      • RE: Motorola Xoom gets an official price tag: $799

        @oncall well dont need to remind me as thanks for thinking of ipad has it is today SUCKS!
        ipadsucks
    • RE: Motorola Xoom gets an official price tag: $799

      @ipadsucks And how do you know the Xoom will blow away the iPad2? Have you seen any verified specs for the ipad2? No? Then your post was nothing more than the usual FUD from an ABAer.
      athynz