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Friday Poll: Thoughts on Initial Motorola XOOM and Thunderbolt Pricing?

Initial Motorola XOOM pricing has snuck out of Verizon’s camp showing that the device could launch at an unsubsidized price of $799 with the HTC Thunderbolt right behind it at a subsidized price of $250.  So far, we’re hearing nothing but disappointment on the XOOM’s price, but as always, wanted to get your thoughts into a poll to make your voice even more visible.

First up is the XOOM and then the TBolt…

Thoughts on initial Motorola XOOM pricing?

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  • Kiwiruss

    Expensive, but I’ll but the wifi only version hen its released.

  • Avarice

    Yikes! $800 PLUS a month of Verizon just to start the damn thing. Forget it MOTO, you are driving us away from our dream machine. All that sweet anticipation is now a sour taste. Fire your marketing “genius” and start this release over before it’s too late.

    I think a lot of people want a basic WiFi unit with no association with Verizon or any other carrier. If your “marketing strategy” isn’t redesigned, I’m going Apple or waiting for prices to re-adjust or cometitors to trip you as you run for cover.

  • Avarice

    Yikes! $800 PLUS a month of Verizon just to start the damn thing. Forget it MOTO, you are driving us away from our dream machine. All that sweet anticipation is now a sour taste. Fire your marketing “genius” and start this release over before it’s too late.

    I think a lot of people want a basic WiFi unit with no association with Verizon or any other carrier. If your “marketing strategy” isn’t redesigned, I’m going Apple or waiting for prices to re-adjust or cometitors to trip you as you run for cover.

  • Avarice

    Yikes! $800 PLUS a month of Verizon just to start the damn thing. Forget it MOTO, you are driving us away from our dream machine. All that sweet anticipation is now a sour taste. Fire your marketing “genius” and start this release over before it’s too late.

    I think a lot of people want a basic WiFi unit with no association with Verizon or any other carrier. If your “marketing strategy” isn’t redesigned, I’m going Apple or waiting for prices to re-adjust or cometitors to trip you as you run for cover.

  • Avarice

    Yikes! $800 PLUS a month of Verizon just to start the damn thing. Forget it MOTO, you are driving us away from our dream machine. All that sweet anticipation is now a sour taste. Fire your marketing “genius” and start this release over before it’s too late.

    I think a lot of people want a basic WiFi unit with no association with Verizon or any other carrier. If your “marketing strategy” isn’t redesigned, I’m going Apple or waiting for prices to re-adjust or cometitors to trip you as you run for cover.

  • Avarice

    Yikes! $800 PLUS a month of Verizon just to start the damn thing. Forget it MOTO, you are driving us away from our dream machine. All that sweet anticipation is now a sour taste. Fire your marketing “genius” and start this release over before it’s too late.

    I think a lot of people want a basic WiFi unit with no association with Verizon or any other carrier. If your “marketing strategy” isn’t redesigned, I’m going Apple or waiting for prices to re-adjust or cometitors to trip you as you run for cover.

  • Avarice

    Yikes! $800 PLUS a month of Verizon just to start the damn thing. Forget it MOTO, you are driving us away from our dream machine. All that sweet anticipation is now a sour taste. Fire your marketing “genius” and start this release over before it’s too late.

    I think a lot of people want a basic WiFi unit with no association with Verizon or any other carrier. If your “marketing strategy” isn’t redesigned, I’m going Apple or waiting for prices to re-adjust or cometitors to trip you as you run for cover.

  • Avarice

    Yikes! $800 PLUS a month of Verizon just to start the damn thing. Forget it MOTO, you are driving us away from our dream machine. All that sweet anticipation is now a sour taste. Fire your marketing “genius” and start this release over before it’s too late.

    I think a lot of people want a basic WiFi unit with no association with Verizon or any other carrier. If your “marketing strategy” isn’t redesigned, I’m going Apple or waiting for prices to re-adjust or cometitors to trip you as you run for cover.

  • Avarice

    Yikes! $800 PLUS a month of Verizon just to start the damn thing. Forget it MOTO, you are driving us away from our dream machine. All that sweet anticipation is now a sour taste. Fire your marketing “genius” and start this release over before it’s too late.

    I think a lot of people want a basic WiFi unit with no association with Verizon or any other carrier. If your “marketing strategy” isn’t redesigned, I’m going Apple or waiting for prices to re-adjust or cometitors to trip you as you run for cover.

  • Avarice

    Yikes! $800 PLUS a month of Verizon just to start the damn thing. Forget it MOTO, you are driving us away from our dream machine. All that sweet anticipation is now a sour taste. Fire your marketing “genius” and start this release over before it’s too late.

    I think a lot of people want a basic WiFi unit with no association with Verizon or any other carrier. If your “marketing strategy” isn’t redesigned, I’m going Apple or waiting for prices to re-adjust or cometitors to trip you as you run for cover.

  • Avarice

    Yikes! $800 PLUS a month of Verizon just to start the damn thing. Forget it MOTO, you are driving us away from our dream machine. All that sweet anticipation is now a sour taste. Fire your marketing “genius” and start this release over before it’s too late.

    I think a lot of people want a basic WiFi unit with no association with Verizon or any other carrier. If your “marketing strategy” isn’t redesigned, I’m going Apple or waiting for prices to re-adjust or cometitors to trip you as you run for cover.

  • Avarice

    Yikes! $800 PLUS a month of Verizon just to start the damn thing. Forget it MOTO, you are driving us away from our dream machine. All that sweet anticipation is now a sour taste. Fire your marketing “genius” and start this release over before it’s too late.

    I think a lot of people want a basic WiFi unit with no association with Verizon or any other carrier. If your “marketing strategy” isn’t redesigned, I’m going Apple or waiting for prices to re-adjust or cometitors to trip you as you run for cover.

  • Avarice

    Yikes! $800 PLUS a month of Verizon just to start the damn thing. Forget it MOTO, you are driving us away from our dream machine. All that sweet anticipation is now a sour taste. Fire your marketing “genius” and start this release over before it’s too late.

    I think a lot of people want a basic WiFi unit with no association with Verizon or any other carrier. If your “marketing strategy” isn’t redesigned, I’m going Apple or waiting for prices to re-adjust or cometitors to trip you as you run for cover.

  • Avarice

    Yikes! $800 PLUS a month of Verizon just to start the damn thing. Forget it MOTO, you are driving us away from our dream machine. All that sweet anticipation is now a sour taste. Fire your marketing “genius” and start this release over before it’s too late.

    I think a lot of people want a basic WiFi unit with no association with Verizon or any other carrier. If your “marketing strategy” isn’t redesigned, I’m going Apple or waiting for prices to re-adjust or cometitors to trip you as you run for cover.

  • Avarice

    Yikes! $800 PLUS a month of Verizon just to start the damn thing. Forget it MOTO, you are driving us away from our dream machine. All that sweet anticipation is now a sour taste. Fire your marketing “genius” and start this release over before it’s too late.

    I think a lot of people want a basic WiFi unit with no association with Verizon or any other carrier. If your “marketing strategy” isn’t redesigned, I’m going Apple or waiting for prices to re-adjust or cometitors to trip you as you run for cover.

  • Anonymous

    seems like you guys were wrong about this initial pricing!

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  • Anonymous

    Hey, the galaxy just got real attractive. Screw honeycomb, I love froyo.

  • Gen-khan

    Greed is an amazing thing. I wish them luck

  • Gen-khan

    Greed is an amazing thing. I wish them luck

  • Honestly, I’m really hoping that the XOOM’s pricing will decrease just as the Galaxy Tab has over the past few months. If the wifi-only XOOM comes out in March or April then we should expect both the Verizon & Wifi versions to come down in price at the same time.

    Here’s to hoping!!!

  • Anonymous

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  • The One

    My thoughts are that they must not plan to sell many Xooms.

  • Uncle paul

    I thought Tablets were supposed to “Kill the netbook”?

    Not at $800 Eat the brown stuff and die, Rooted Nook Color froyo will be good enough for a little while @ $250 right where they SHOULD BE priced.

  • Anonymous

    This is why I picked up a Nook Color. Lots of rooting fun.

  • Rousellbrandon

    Its tablet or smart phone. And with phones at damn near half size of tablets and the ability to make a call. Tablets are not appealing to me.and wont until it can replace phone or labtop.

  • Ray_42069

    I would rather have a full fleg tablet PC

  • Ray_42069

    I would rather have a full fleg tablet PC

  • droidxer

    Am I the only one that isnt jumping for joy for a tablet? What exactly am I going to be able to do on this thing that I cant do on my Droid X or pc???

  • JG

    Heard from a source if you sign a 2 year you get it for 499….im just saying….

  • Anonymous

    $800??? Are you kidding me? I’ll stick with my Tab, which was already over-priced at $549 when I got it, but $800 is just greed.

  • Anonymous

    I think we have all forgotten Motorola’s slogan regarding the XOOM…”It’s not the tablet you wished for, it’s the one AFTER that”…so it’s like two for the price of one if were skipping a generation and getting that future technology now, right????

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    Why blame apple for higher prices when Moto is doing the same…. at least apple has put out great iPad V1

  • bubbagump321

    So… that 799… what does it include?

    • Anonymous

      A foreclosure and bankruptcy.

  • jboy06

    Wow…more fail from Android,,,who would have guessed that? No wonder Eric is cashing out his Google stock.
    Cant wait till the iPhone comes out on Verizon and this site will have to be renamed iphone-life

    • Steve Hillshire

      Troll go home

  • Joker

    People are cry babies let me put it this way if you complain about it being 800 dollars vs 500 than you should not own a tablet because money is an issue with your family etc. And for people beleiveing that the Ipad2 will be less than this are also dreaming because they are comparing it with last years model pricing and this year it will be upgraded and with be in the same price range as the xoom. The Xoom is a luxury if you dont have the money then you shouldn’t buy it pretty simple why complain that you cant afford it maeks you look silly. Please let me state this it is a luxury like having cable or the interenet if you cant afford it tho than you dont buy it because you would rather eat right?? So stop complaining it is a fair price and I garuntee the Ipad2 will be around the same price range if not more

    • Anonymous

      Android is Open Source so the best parts of any hardware has been paid for by Google. And those best parts are being advanced by people all over the world.

      Make excellent hardware and let the community and world continue to develop it.

      Someone else called me out on making similar statement to yours and so I’ve changed my tune. Is that a weakness on my part? 🙂 I think it is an example of an open source community developed product. (But I’d be willing to listen if you tell me I’ve just lost my mind).
      Android is driving this train, folks love it, and we’d like to see great hardware at a reasonable price. Maybe, maybe Apple has underpriced their hardware as a byproduct of Steve’s clairevoyence. I doubt it. So why charge so much for these new Android tablets?

    • Anonymous

      A lot of people have simply pointed out you can get much more for the same price in a laptop, they could afford it but feel it’s overpriced. Not that hard of a concept to follow.

    • Anonymous

      a non keyboarded laptop without the laptop and some apps my phone already does is HARDLY a luxury.. tablets running smartphone apps is NOT a luxury, sorry. i have a smartphone, its fine. i have a laptop. Its fine too. at 5-800 dollars iPads have tried to create a new category and you have fallin for it. Tabets should be 200 dollar cheap laptops but nope, oversized smartphones rule the day. Not for long, this iFad is limited, just like the forced 3d home TVs (realllly, I want fake 3d and glasses in the home?), tablets will come down in price or go extinct. Starting with iPad

    • Anonymous

      a non keyboarded laptop without the laptop and some apps my phone already does is HARDLY a luxury.. tablets running smartphone apps is NOT a luxury, sorry. i have a smartphone, its fine. i have a laptop. Its fine too. at 5-800 dollars iPads have tried to create a new category and you have fallin for it. Tabets should be 200 dollar cheap laptops but nope, oversized smartphones rule the day. Not for long, this iFad is limited, just like the forced 3d home TVs (realllly, I want fake 3d and glasses in the home?), tablets will come down in price or go extinct. Starting with iPad

    • Anonymous

      a non keyboarded laptop without the laptop and some apps my phone already does is HARDLY a luxury.. tablets running smartphone apps is NOT a luxury, sorry. i have a smartphone, its fine. i have a laptop. Its fine too. at 5-800 dollars iPads have tried to create a new category and you have fallin for it. Tabets should be 200 dollar cheap laptops but nope, oversized smartphones rule the day. Not for long, this iFad is limited, just like the forced 3d home TVs (realllly, I want fake 3d and glasses in the home?), tablets will come down in price or go extinct. Starting with iPad

    • Anonymous

      a non keyboarded laptop without the laptop and some apps my phone already does is HARDLY a luxury.. tablets running smartphone apps is NOT a luxury, sorry. i have a smartphone, its fine. i have a laptop. Its fine too. at 5-800 dollars iPads have tried to create a new category and you have fallin for it. Tabets should be 200 dollar cheap laptops but nope, oversized smartphones rule the day. Not for long, this iFad is limited, just like the forced 3d home TVs (realllly, I want fake 3d and glasses in the home?), tablets will come down in price or go extinct. Starting with iPad

    • Anonymous

      a non keyboarded laptop without the laptop and some apps my phone already does is HARDLY a luxury.. tablets running smartphone apps is NOT a luxury, sorry. i have a smartphone, its fine. i have a laptop. Its fine too. at 5-800 dollars iPads have tried to create a new category and you have fallin for it. Tabets should be 200 dollar cheap laptops but nope, oversized smartphones rule the day. Not for long, this iFad is limited, just like the forced 3d home TVs (realllly, I want fake 3d and glasses in the home?), tablets will come down in price or go extinct. Starting with iPad

    • Steve Hillshire

      I disagree with you Joker. We already know that iPad has virtually no competition. We also know that the iPad is making Apple TONS of cash because Apple can price it however they want. Any competitor must be below Apple’s price point unless the product is so superior that you can convince even the most tech savvy that it is. Moto *needs* to price this less than the iPad or it will be virtually DOA. I really want one to replace a laptop and desktop for my wife, but not at that price. A new laptop it will be. And yes, I can well afford the $800 for this. That’s not the point!! Obviously you are missing it.

    • Steve Hillshire

      I disagree with you Joker. We already know that iPad has virtually no competition. We also know that the iPad is making Apple TONS of cash because Apple can price it however they want. Any competitor must be below Apple’s price point unless the product is so superior that you can convince even the most tech savvy that it is. Moto *needs* to price this less than the iPad or it will be virtually DOA. I really want one to replace a laptop and desktop for my wife, but not at that price. A new laptop it will be. And yes, I can well afford the $800 for this. That’s not the point!! Obviously you are missing it.

    • Serious

      Oh my GOD I love this guy!!!! Just because something is deemed too expensive, it does not mean that we cannot afford it. If that is the case then for you, I need to design some premium 4000.00 douche bags for you to put your personality in.

  • Anonymous

    thank the $200 in parts/technology 5-8 hundred dollar iPad for this bs pricing.. Xbox 360 was reported to be $475 in technology in 2k5, sold for $299 and $399 bcause MS wanted to get xbox into as many house as possible also knowing they sell live and downloads to all those purchasers.. nope, not apple, low res (hell, my first pc in 1996 has 1024×768 res), zero tech, $200 iPad still 10 months later same OVER blown, ridiculous price of $5-8 hundo. Thx appel! for nuttin grrrrrrrrrrr

    • Steve Hillshire

      Exactly my point that the Xoom needs to be priced *below* the iPad or DOA. I guess it depends on how many Moto wants to sell…maybe they want people to buy the iPad? Is Moto secretly supplying parts for it?? 🙂

  • Anonymous

    This is my last comment for at least a few hours and it is due to my search for a spelling error I made that I can’t find now. I forget what it was. But here is my atonement.
    you’re=you are
    You’re a positive influence on the Android community.
    “your” is possesive= You are abusing “your” Droid by not rooting it.
    I could go on and still not cover my error.
    But we’re all friends, right? Were we not, we wouldn’t keep visiting here.
    Man, I need to get on my PC to find my spelling error.

  • KleenDroid

    At this price Moto is letting us know that they really don’t want to be making very many of these.

  • Anonymous

    for $800 ill buy myself a laptop that will:

    1: do a whole lot more
    2: be a whole lot faster
    3: have more memory
    4: be just as portable
    5:???? what’s the point of these things anyways???

  • Anonymous

    for $800 ill buy myself a laptop that will:

    1: do a whole lot more
    2: be a whole lot faster
    3: have more memory
    4: be just as portable
    5:???? what’s the point of these things anyways???

  • Anonymous

    for $800 ill buy myself a laptop that will:

    1: do a whole lot more
    2: be a whole lot faster
    3: have more memory
    4: be just as portable
    5:???? what’s the point of these things anyways???

  • Anonymous

    They need to post specs before we can ridicule the price. I think a top end Android tablet is worth more than any other tablet, but it probably is more than I can afford just the same. 🙁
    I just wish folks that can afford these devices could get a decent education on the differences and so far no one has provided that sort of marketing/comparison.

    • Anonymous

      We know the specs.

      1 GHz Tegra 2
      1 GB DDR2 ram
      10.1″ 1280×800 screen
      32 GB internal memory
      5 MP rear camera w/ dual LED flash, 2 MP front camera
      3G & wifi 802.11b/g/n
      10 hours of video playback

      It certainly has the hardware but $230 more expensive than an unsubsidized Droid X sure seems high to me.

  • Anonymous

    X$$M = Lexus pricing on a Toyota budget. Sorry Google/Verizon. I just don’t have $800 lying around no matter how good it is. And I refuse to sign up on a 2 year contract and pay $30 a month when I have free hotspot on my Droid X. Just give me the Atrix on Verizon and AT&T can have the X$$M.

    Thunderbolt = Price is fair if LTE is part of the $30 a month plan. If Verizon charges extra for LTE then $250 is over priced for last year evo with no hdmi out. Now I’m afraid at what the bionic could cost.

  • 800 dollars still buys a good small laptop or a nice net book . As for the thunderbolt ,I will wait to see some hands on before i pass judgment .

  • Anonymous

    I think Moto and Verizon are taking advantage of the situation and filling thier reveune shares as much as possible.of the success of Android. I hate to say it but even Apple knows how to at least saturate the market and gain revunue share.

  • Anonymous

    the Xoom is highly overpriced. came as quite a shock if im honest. as for the thunderbolt thats about what i expected. and really 50 bucks more is not a deal breaker. but im holding out for the bionic for my last one year upgrade (which i was eligible for on january 17th). so i got some waiting ahead of me.

  • Anonymous

    I think folks who can afford it should by this. It advances Android which is still early in development.

    To replace my at home entertainment, though, I need a lazy boy that holds a heads up display and allows me to touch buttons and touchscreen as I do now leaned back and typing on my DROID. 2.3.1

    Eye strain, sure.

    • pj

      Im thinking quite the opposite. Not to bicker with you, but this doesn’t advance Android at all. This advances motos bottom line. The other one thousand Android tablets are working harder to advance Android by making it accessible. Not many, if any, Android devs will be able to afford it. Sure it has honeycomb, but so will they soon after Google releases the source code. If everyone throws their money at this, it will almost positively become the precedent for future quality Android tablets! Please people don’t do that! I wanted it as much as anyone, but yeah right MOTO !!!

      • Anonymous

        Good point. But a top end Android competitor to the best spec’d iOS, oh let’s just say I P a d this time, is worth more.

        Match the “other” tablet OS wise and spec wise, you can do it affordably but so far no Android tablet has the approved Market for it… There are plenty of forums rooting these tablets and I think a few are ahead of the game in a sense.

        A lot of people lately have asked for easy way to take a screen shot, for instance. A panimage running 1.6 on a crappy processor has a dedicated icon for it. Not hard to screen capture from there on a better spec’d Android tablet.

        Darn, I again lost my train of thought.

        • Anonymous

          I should have said good point and I agree with you and left it at that. Not sure where I ws going with the rest of my comment. Android rocks, a tablet with same specs as the competitor is easily worth more, especially as Android is ramping up versions despite surpassing ability of similar hardware of OS’s supposedly on advanced versions… 🙂

        • Anonymous

          The iPad is already overpriced. Moto is out of their minds to charge more than Apple.

    • pj

      Im thinking quite the opposite. Not to bicker with you, but this doesn’t advance Android at all. This advances motos bottom line. The other one thousand Android tablets are working harder to advance Android by making it accessible. Not many, if any, Android devs will be able to afford it. Sure it has honeycomb, but so will they soon after Google releases the source code. If everyone throws their money at this, it will almost positively become the precedent for future quality Android tablets! Please people don’t do that! I wanted it as much as anyone, but yeah right MOTO !!!

    • pj

      Im thinking quite the opposite. Not to bicker with you, but this doesn’t advance Android at all. This advances motos bottom line. The other one thousand Android tablets are working harder to advance Android by making it accessible. Not many, if any, Android devs will be able to afford it. Sure it has honeycomb, but so will they soon after Google releases the source code. If everyone throws their money at this, it will almost positively become the precedent for future quality Android tablets! Please people don’t do that! I wanted it as much as anyone, but yeah right MOTO !!!

  • The ipad 32gb with wifi & 3g at $729.

    • Anonymous

      Your correct but they also have a $499 wifi only version. Most android superphones have wifi hotspot built in. Why pay 2 times for the same service.

  • Zolanski_King

    …WELL…can’t wait to see what the LG G Slate tablet offers now..

  • The Motorola XOOM, if priced at $799, would definitely be a bit too high for me. But because of what it offers and the quality of it, I’d say that price isn’t that bad.

    But maybe it’ll be cheaper than that, like $599. I could work with that.

  • The Motorola XOOM, if priced at $799, would definitely be a bit too high for me. But because of what it offers and the quality of it, I’d say that price isn’t that bad.

    But maybe it’ll be cheaper than that, like $599. I could work with that.

  • Guest

    90% of people were dreaming that they’d be able to afford it.

    • same

    • Steve Hillshire

      90% of the people have a reasonable expectation. The other 10% pretend they do.

  • Anonymous

    I still don’t get it. People are willing to pay $529 for a Google Experience phone off contract (hello Nexus One and Nexus S), but you whine about $799 for a Google Experience tablet off contract? Yeah, that makes sense.

    • Anonymous

      thank you… I think they realize the potential that a product like this has, but are unwilling or unable to afford it and as a result whine about how “overpriced” it is (i.e. “over the budget”)

      • Morenoc12

        Well if you remember people were making jokes about the ip*d as bein an oversized ihone and this is just an oversized Dx but you get more use out of the Dx. There’s a reason why there’s more then one version of the ip*d and that’s because they new not everyone is willing or able to spend so much on a toy. Ip*d can get away with its high price cus theirs not any real competition with its operating system with its os other then the I*hon while the xoom has plenty of competition from other tablets. everybody Here is a phan but they don’t want to get their eyes gauged out to support a group that doesn’t really care about them (like them looking down the boot loader on something we buy and legally able to do as we please with, if you can’t do what ya went with it might aswell join the apple bandwagon)

        • Morenoc12

          Hahaha sorry for all the misspelling and use of wrong words makes me seem like some red neck lol

        • Anonymous

          Not sure if the last part is saying that I do not use my devices to the full potential and therefore should be an apple fan but my X has been rooted as long as I’ve had it, and if my googleTv were still a virgin she would be rooted too. Also, I personally do not think this is a toy, and I don’t think Motorola is in the market for making toys. If a toy is what you are looking for then go to Toys R Us, they sell android products more in the “toy price range.”

          http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10801419

          Personally I plan on using this for business and see a great investment here.

    • Anonymous

      A phone is somewhat different for me because I always upgrade at least 1 out of 3 phones once a year on a 2 year contract. I got my droid x and samsung fascinate last October with the buy one get one free promotion and I still have a upgrade in June. A smartphone is useless without 3g service and I use my phone everyday. A 10 inch tablet on the other hand does not travel well when compared to an android super phone. It would stay at home sucking wifi for the majority of the time. I use my Droid X so much the paint on the power button is beginning to fade.

  • Motorola Xoom price drop

    Where the “Motorola can kiss my a$$ at that price” option?

  • Picodroid

    If these prices are solid, the XOOM is more than I was expecting, for sure. I figured a $600 price tag would be acceptable. $700, maybe. But $800? Good luck.

    As for the Thunderbolt, I won’t be surprised if it does go for $250 on contract at launch. While it won’t be surprising, it’ll be disappointing. Assuming the rumored launch dates are correct, it’s perfect timing, as I’ll be getting a sweet fat bonus that paycheck.

    Let’s just hope I’ve also got the cash for the Bionic or whatever similar dual core VZW has around that time frame, to upgrade one of my 2 lines that’ll have upgrades at that time of launch. The Thunderbolt is just to hold me over until I can experience dual core goodness.

  • Skinny

    Seriously, 800 bucks for an Android tablet? As long as it costs more than an iPad, uneducated consumers will opt for the ease, reputation, and lower priced iPad. Sad for Android.

    • Maybe toshiba won’t make this mistake with their new google tablet coming out (LETS PRAY).

  • COME ON MOTOROLA/VERIZON!!!!!!!!! DO YOU SERIOUSLY THINK WE WILL PAY $799 FOR A XOOM?????????? Who are they kidding?? That totally dropped my interest from 100% down to 0%

    • This news shattered my day. Guess my tax check will be going elsewhere now.

    • Anonymous

      Over a million people bought the POS Galaxy Tab, that will likely never see an update, for $650. It’s half the specs, smaller, and running f’n TouchWiz!

      • Steve Hillshire

        Yes, but (and I’m not saying they are truly comparable) compare the Xoom *feature-wise* to the ViewSonic G. The ViewSonic G is 10.1″ capacitive screen, front facing cam, wifi N, 8-10 hour battery life, etc. but running Froyo (which may I remind everyone is FREE). The Xoom is 10.1″ screen, front and rear facing cam, wifi, etc., but running Gingerbread (which again, FREE). The ViewSonic G can be had at Amazon right now for $438.72. The Xoom is rumored at $799. WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So you are paying an extra $360.28 for Gingerbread, rear cam and a f’ing barameter? Anyone who says people shouldn’t be complaining about the price are crazy!

        • Anonymous

          Your response just shows how little you know what you’re talking about.
          Gingerbread? If Viewsonic fails with their tablet, how likely are they to
          continue supporting with updates? Honestly, how likely are they to continue
          supporting their tablets regardless? Wasn’t their first attempt pulled from
          stores immediately after release?

          —–Original message—–

        • Anonymous

          The Xoom is running Honeycomb… not Gingerbread. THINK… no, READ before you type.

  • Uncannyzebra

    The thunderbolt is basically the evo for Verizon which is 199 on sprint. Too expensive.

    • Anonymous

      Verizon is tacking on an extra $50 just because it’s 4G.

  • The price of the Xoom doesnt really matter anyway. Im never buying another Moto device

  • Anonymous

    I was all set to buy this, guess ill be giving the competition a 2nd look. Pricing is ridiculous

  • Fbergman114

    Both are to expensive
    I just want the wifi version so I am assuming the HTC pricing includes 3G. Don’t want some monthly plan for that service. 800 dollars for the Motorola version is way out there, can get quite a powerful laptop for that money

  • This is $70 over the price of the ipad 3G/32gb and only $30 less than the 3G/64gb. If you are trying to crack a market you normally go lower than the leader not above them. Even if this is a better product.

  • Anonymous

    Naw na na na hey hey hey good bye Moto… here I come HTC, and hopefully some cool tablets that are reasonably priced for what they can do… maybe its just me but I really don’t see what honeycomb has brought to the table that warrents a price tag of that magnitude. Whatg ever happened to sucking people in with free or really cheap and then reaming on a data plan?? O wait you want to bend us over to buy the tablet and then finish me off with crazy priced data plans that from all acounts I have read about can be used up in just a couple of days?? And what is it exactly that I need 4g for? To stream movies and tv to my huge 4″ phone? Or to my $800 10″ tab? I would rather wifi teather my 15″ laptop to my og droid and keep my unlimited data thanks moto.

  • Joe

    Verizon wants their iStuff to look better in comparison.

    • Monique

      Verizon is in the business to sell products and plans, they don’t care if it’s from Apple, Motorola, HTC, etc…they just care about make sales, period.

  • Bs_thinker

    I like the droid. But I wonder why I should pay for a motorola logo when the apple logo is much cheaper? Motorola devices are good. But they aren’t that good.

  • Moto and VZW can both suck it. Until this Xoom is available WiFi only with a price near the comparable iPad sales will disappoint.

    I have zero interest in another device that I have to pay VZW for the privilege of using. Again, Moto and VZW can both suck it.

    • Anonymous

      Ain’t that the truth. I already pay Verizon $160 (and thats with a corporate discount). I’m not adding anymore to my bill. Wifi only tablet for me. 16 gig iPad 2 will be $499. I expect the same for a 16 gig Xoom.

  • chris

    Sorry .. out of context here … but Kellex … Tato … have you seen Liquid Gingerbread for the OG is released

    http://liquidsmoothroms.com/node/1

  • chris

    Sorry .. out of context here … but Kellex … Tato … have you seen Liquid Gingerbread for the OG is released

    http://liquidsmoothroms.com/node/1

  • Tabe

    They must be out of their GD minds!

  • Tabe

    They must be out of their GD minds!

  • Beneathonyxskies

    If the $800 price tag is not the top of the line most expensive XOOM, Moto can go to hell. Wi-Fi only, small harddrive, low price for me please…

  • Beneathonyxskies

    If the $800 price tag is not the top of the line most expensive XOOM, Moto can go to hell. Wi-Fi only, small harddrive, low price for me please…

  • Anonymous

    Hmmmm, sure 250 fine….as long as you keep the 30 dollar unlimited data plan…. 🙂 ….so if thats the case….by all means….sure definatley 250.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmmm, sure 250 fine….as long as you keep the 30 dollar unlimited data plan…. 🙂 ….so if thats the case….by all means….sure definatley 250.

  • Anonymous

    Just to gauge her thoughts on the matter, I asked my wife how she would feel about me spending $800 on a tablet computer. Her response:

    “You better hope that thing puts out! Because it will be a cold day in hell before you get any sex from me again if you spend that much money on another gadget.”

    I probably shouldn’t have brought up the subject just two days after buying a new MacBook Air. Live and learn, I guess.

    • Anonymous

      Too freakin funny, your wife put the hammer down

    • Anonymous

      They have a word for women who exchange sex for money, you know … 😀

    • Anonymous

      They have a word for women who exchange sex for money, you know … 😀

      • jason w.s.

        Yeah, its called a WIFE….lol, you must not be married 😉

    • Steve Hillshire

      LOL!

    • Anonymous

      Tell your wife my gadget work great and only cost $250.

  • Anonymous

    No way I’d pay that much for a tablet.

  • for $800 i can get a laptop with an i5 laptop with 6GB of DDR3 ram and a 500GB HDD and id rather have a laptop over a tablet anyday

    • Anonymous

      Yah but it’s a windows ……id rather get an apple….

      • Dinofan01

        just no

  • TheSonicEmerald

    Xoom Price: What the f…. I could get a new laptop with $800!!

  • TheSonicEmerald

    Xoom Price: What the f…. I could get a new laptop with $800!!

    • and for 200 bucks more you could get a macbook air with a faster processor and probably lighter

      • JG

        but then you would own an apple product. so no.

      • but that “faster processor” would be half the speed of any other company’s thousand dollar laptop…

  • JayBeEzy

    They might as well have made the Xoom 3D compatible if its going to be sold for that much!

  • Trdracer21

    Send this poll to motorola

    • Anonymous

      The poll is horribly loaded.Motorola can’t use it, no one can. It’s just a conversation piece for us.

    • Anonymous

      The poll is horribly loaded.Motorola can’t use it, no one can. It’s just a conversation piece for us.

    • please!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Does anybody else get the feeling we were fed this info so Moto can better target its pricing? I mean that we were the subject of a market test of some sort? Either that or it’s a deliberate leak to cause a stir and to make the Xoom look really cheap when it comes out for $650 (or whatever)? It just seems too weird that they would price it in the stratosphere like that.

  • Anonymous

    Does anybody else get the feeling we were fed this info so Moto can better target its pricing? I mean that we were the subject of a market test of some sort? Either that or it’s a deliberate leak to cause a stir and to make the Xoom look really cheap when it comes out for $650 (or whatever)? It just seems too weird that they would price it in the stratosphere like that.

  • Brandonv Gillis

    10% of people accidently clicked the wrong bubble.

    • Anonymous

      90% of people were dreaming.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t think anybody expected it to not have a 500 dollar low end model, and go up from there. Trying to price the first android tablet at a higher price than the most known tablet in the world with one of the worlds biggest companies with THE biggest tablet-specific app store (no upscaling) is crazy. It will be too hard to convince the general public to buy one, they better have one big subsidy.

  • Mr.Joe

    $250… NO THANKS.

    I can’t wait for a LTE iPhone. Apple will release it for $199 and then ALL the manufactures will have their LTE phones for $199.

    The Evo was $199 at launch why can’t this?

    • Anonymous

      This is all Verizon’s pricing – not the manufactures like HTC or Motorola.

    • Anonymous

      This is all Verizon’s pricing – not the manufactures like HTC or Motorola.

    • NotAnotherSN

      Does the Evo include a 32GB Micro SD card and 8GB internal memory, 768 MB RAM, and superior 4G? Oh right, it doesn’t. Overall, the Thunderbolt beats the crap out of the Evo and the iPhone and is a much better bargain than the iPhone (40GB for $250 vs. 32GB and 3G for $300). $250 is a perfectly fair price.

      • Anonymous

        I can deal with the pricing on the Tbolt, and will be getting one unless the data charge is outrageous. But, Moto can keep their Xoom for that price

    • Anonymous

      Funny, I distinctly remember Apple fanboys making many claims about how people who hate Apple or the iPhone are just mad because they can’t afford it, now an android phone is too expensive.

      If you look at the specs on the Tbolt you’ll see it handily whoops both the Evo’s and the iPhone’s ass. The Tbolt comes with 40 GBs of memory and much better hardware overall. Your $200 iPhone only comes with 16 GB memory and a much smaller screen. The iPhone 5 will not have LTE either.

  • I am more interested in the thunderbolt off contract price. $599???

  • Hell no. As much as I really want a XOOM tablet, I’ll NEVER pay that much. Sorry.

  • Infernox51

    I still don’t want a tablet…

  • Infernox51

    I still don’t want a tablet…

  • Anonymous

    XOOM price: Holy Sh….
    Thunderbolt price: Very Nice

    After all the news this week, HTC is poised to steal my Moto heart.

    • Anonymous

      I am right with you brother, HTC is looking better right now but, I want to see the DX2 before I buy my next Droid. My D1 is getting tired lol

      • Anonymous

        Two things:

        1) That DX2 is 3G only, no LTE (at least for now) :/

        2) “Getting tired” reminded me of my friend going to the Apple Store to get his iPod repaired. This poindexter/hipster hybrid type who talked funny (funny as in different, like how the Chairmen speak in casino-talk in Fallout New Vegas) was helping my friend out. His words for saying that the iPod needed to be replaced were: “She’s tired, man.”

        Your post is the second time I’ve heard this saying regarding technology getting old and slowing down. I might have to start saying it as well.

        • Anonymous

          Lol, well I am not a Applefan by any means but I do have a ipod touch that
          was a gift from the wife about a year ago to take my music to the gym. The
          tired phrase was just off the cuff. I’ve rooted this thing so much that the
          processor is burning up the back cover plate lol I love what Google has done
          and the Thunder Bolt is proabably my next phone 😛

  • Anonymous

    Are they just trying to make sure that iPad(2) keeps it’s market domination?

  • Mr Carteratl

    With a price like that moto must be desperate. I’d rather wait to see what there competition has to offer, im in no rush to blow $799 on a tablet that will probably be discontinued 5 months later.

  • Mr Carteratl

    With a price like that moto must be desperate. I’d rather wait to see what there competition has to offer, im in no rush to blow $799 on a tablet that will probably be discontinued 5 months later.

  • Mr Carteratl

    With a price like that moto must be desperate. I’d rather wait to see what there competition has to offer, im in no rush to blow $799 on a tablet that will probably be discontinued 5 months later.

  • Mr Carteratl

    With a price like that moto must be desperate. I’d rather wait to see what there competition has to offer, im in no rush to blow $799 on a tablet that will probably be discontinued 5 months later.

  • LinuxLover

    Thunderbolt should be $199, and Xoom should be somewhere south of iPad pricing, since it’s just launching off the ground and there will be very few apps for it right away. Not to mention, in enough time, there will be more Honeycomb pads just like it. That’s just my $.02US…

    Personally, I’m considering a Xoom but for wi-fi only, and only after app market gets enough apps to make it usable.

    • Aaron

      heres another poll i found. http://snappoll.com/poll/357388.php

    • Anonymous

      The T-Bolt is fine. If the rumored $30/month for 4G unlimited is true, then it may be that VZW is trying to compete with other 4G service pricing (including HSPA+) but needs to jack up subsidized phone prices to recoup some of the losses. I don’t mind having to pay another $50 (two-year) to $60 (one-year) for the phone, relative to other $200 subsidized phone prices, if it means not having to pay an extra $5/month or more for 4G service.

    • Anonymous

      The T-Bolt is fine. If the rumored $30/month for 4G unlimited is true, then it may be that VZW is trying to compete with other 4G service pricing (including HSPA+) but needs to jack up subsidized phone prices to recoup some of the losses. I don’t mind having to pay another $50 (two-year) to $60 (one-year) for the phone, relative to other $200 subsidized phone prices, if it means not having to pay an extra $5/month or more for 4G service.

  • Anonymous

    Um I’m no mathematician or anything but I’m pretty sure I could over 400 burritos for the price of one XOOM and that puts a lot in perspective.

    • Anonymous

      if you went to taco bell the bean burrito is 89 cents, which would amount to 897.75 burritos

      • Anonymous

        That could last me months. When figuring out if things are too expensive to buy, I immediately figure out how many burritos I can buy for the same amount.

        • Anonymous

          LMAO

        • Bluemillion

          Rolling On THe Floor Laughing My Ass Off!!!!! So funny I had to spell it out!!!!

      • Anonymous

        That could last me months. When figuring out if things are too expensive to buy, I immediately figure out how many burritos I can buy for the same amount.

      • Anonymous

        That could last me months. When figuring out if things are too expensive to buy, I immediately figure out how many burritos I can buy for the same amount.

      • NYCLawyer

        Ewww. Chiptole is so much better, but you can’t buy as many Burritios. And I really miss my Burritoville.

        • Anonymous

          i agree about chipotle being much better…and i’ve never tried burritoville…but for sake of argument lets go with the cheapest burrito one can buy

    • Anonymous

      if you went to taco bell the bean burrito is 89 cents, which would amount to 897.75 burritos

    • Anonymous

      Or you can get 1,600 pieces of chicken at Popeye’s on Tuesdays.

  • $800 dollars is absurd! no way!

  • DannyJedi

    Thanks for the Poll, I love this site so much, I just hope the high ups at moto take notice.

  • DannyJedi

    Thanks for the Poll, I love this site so much, I just hope the high ups at moto take notice.

  • DannyJedi

    Thanks for the Poll, I love this site so much, I just hope the high ups at moto take notice.

  • DannyJedi

    Thanks for the Poll, I love this site so much, I just hope the high ups at moto take notice.

    • Waknatious

      Given what they’re doing, with pricing like this and bootloader locks, do you really think they even care?

  • This is a poll based on rumors and with no context. How do we know the $800 price point isn’t for a 3G/32GB XOOM? Then it would be similar to an iPad with that configuration. I’m sure there will be lower price points for different models.

  • JBM

    Loathe as I am to admit it, IF – and ONLY IF – that $799 is the for a 3G/32GB version, then it’s on par with the pricing of the comparable iPad – which, if you have the appropriate appreciation for what a non-Blur’d, pure Google Experience device brings, is worth what may be a slight premium over that comparable iPad. I think too many people are getting stuck on the number, as opposed to what they’re getting for it – again, assuming that it’s the high-end.

    IF, however, that’s for some kind of 8GB WiFi only version – then Moto can suck it out my ass thru a paper straw.

    • If it’s an 8gb wifi-only version, then we’re all in trouble.

    • Anonymous

      And the funny thing is that the XOOM pricing isn’t in line with other Tegra 2 tablets.

      The Notion Ink Adam starts at $375. 3G is $50 and the Pixel Qi screen is $125. Even with all the fixings, the Adam is $550.

      The ASUS Transform starts at $400. A 3G version will cost a few bucks more.

      We have two quality ~10″ Tegra 2 tablets for at or under $400. HALF of the price of the XOOM. What a joke.

      • tim.hobbes

        XOOM is priced as a high end iPad but with much better specs (and doesn’t require you to buy and carry around dongles to plug stuff, as it has all the ports). What the subsidized price would be, around $350?

        Anyway, maybe the Wi-Fi only version will be priced as the low end iPad? Or maybe they planned this ahead to give it a price cut when the iPad 2 arrives. I would not be surprised.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry, but I’m gonna ride your post with this comment so it’ll be on page 1….

      Poster on phandroid.com said: “I have it on good authority from a relative that works for Motorola ( executive ) is will retail for $699 for the 3g/wifi version and $549 for the wifi only model when released , you heard it here 1st !!”

  • (v)urphy

    Hopefully there is a 16GB XOOM at $399. I’d totally be all over that. 🙂

  • I can see my Windows netbook and CR-48 Chrome book are not getting any new friends at home any time soon.