Home

Share this Story

HTC Thunderbolt Will Launch at $250, Motorola XOOM at $799?

Well at exactly 12:58PM we received a tip that at launch, the Motorola XOOM would be introduced at $799 with the HTC Thunderbolt coming in at $250.  The prices weren’t surprising and fit exactly what we had imagined, but were hesitant to go with it.  And then, pictures providing visual evidence popped up confirming our tip.  So here we go with the first glimpse into Verizon’s 4G LTE pricing model.

We’re assuming that the XOOM price is unsubsidized, but who knows if it ever will be subsidized?  Remember Verizon’s pricing model for the Galaxy Tab?  Would any of you be willing to pay $800 to have the best tablet on the planet?  Looks a little steep, but this is supposed to be a game-changer.

And the Thunderbolt at $250 (which we’re assuming is subsidized)?  We brought up the topic last week to see if you all would be ready to pay more than the usual $199 for these new 4G LTE devices, and your responses were all over the place.  Seeing it now, in the flesh, how do you feel?  

  • Coconuttaz

    HAHA. Its funny that Nerds are talking sh#@ to eachother and using laptops and netbooks as back hands. What a bunch of fools!!

  • Bsmistek

    Bye Xoom. Hello iPad ll

  • Homer Simpson

    MAP period shows 1/21/11 – 7/21/11 indicating the Thunderbolt should be available now, but it’s not. If that info is skewed, who’s to say the price isn’t skewed as well?

  • Julietlovromeo

    I would pay $250.00 for a HTC any day thats what i paid for my Eris

  • Paduganan

    I’ll be buying three for the family. I feel it’s well worth the wait not having to go to th iphone and do believe it’s better then that phone. Cant wait!!!!
    Dennis Paduganan

  • http://www.edeskco.com/conference-table.cfm conference table

    Good find. The only flaw in their logic is Merge accessories popped up forever ago! True; I thought the same exact thing, but I’m thinking that its going along with the likely announcement this week.

  • MD

    Ummm… Did someone hit Moto over the head! For real… Your CRAZY and nobody will buy one.

  • Skjwood

    I’ll what until July 22 to see what the price drops to, after the MAP period is over.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000044287556 Steve Spiro

    And I thought the iPad was overpriced. Was trying to decide between the two. Thanks Moto..

    iPad here I come.

  • Lamedroid

    ipad 2 is going to come out soon and it’s way better than this junk

  • Sam

    I’m not paying that mucy for it. I hate Apple so I’m not buying that either. I will wait until someone comes out with a reasonably priced tablet. Remember a little of some is better than a lot of nothing.

  • Markopolo1022

    I agree with all the comments before me .. I waned a ipad but is overprive cuz there s only so much u can do .. n I was waiting for the moto pad .. now I feel like I was rape twice .. lol. But anyways forget it moto ill just stick with my lock droid x no thanks to you …I think im getting a use droid 1 so I can put myroms on it!!

  • Terroh8er

    Sorry, but I’m not gonna pay $800 for a device that, history shows, Motorola will stop supporting in a year. The bootloader will also be locked I assume, so we can’t update that way either. It is frustrating enough for it to happen to a $200 phone.

  • kef

    Fail. Best tablet on the planet for maybe 2 months until something else shows up with better specs and lower price. Double Fail!

  • http://www.tvdrewmoore.com/ Alex Smith

    $800 for such a niche product or “gadget” type toy is outrageous. I understand the moronic public believes the Ipad is so versatile its capable of virtually everything, but everyone knows its cool, or maybe fun, but not going to be much more than a low grade jack of all trades device. If this could cure cancer maybe, but $800 is outrageous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/twpayne Wil Payne

    Verizon sells 2 million Android phones, so clearly this means they think they can overcharge on anything and everything.
    Screw this, I’d rather have a nookcolor. I mean, come on.

    Dear Loyal(ly Screwed) Verizon Customer,
    We heard your excitement for our new 4G Android devices. In response to this excitement, we have decided to raise termination fees, increase upgrade periods, sell tablets for the prices of workstations, and contract the iPhone 4 onto our network, while continuing to provide the same great coverage and a great price, for us at least. We hope that these new ideas, along with the continuing support of MotoDerp and Blockbuster Bloatware Apps, will make us look like the Comcast of mobile networking.
    Up yours, America,
    -VZW

  • Anonymous

    There is One of those “bankruptcy liquidation” sales this weekend, might see if I can score a tablet of some sorts for under $100…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Janacek/1087230071 Mike Janacek

    At Least It’s Not $10,000 Like The First One Andy Rubin Had In That Interview.

  • Worm4603

    not sure I believe the prices, something is setting off bells for me about that picture. If that is the price, then no xoom for me.

  • NorCalDroid

    After 7/21/11 the price will drop according to the MAP. I’ll wait for that.

  • Morenoc12

    Hey moto you can keep the back camera and the 4g antenna and what ever sd card you were going to ship with it just drop the price another 150 will ya.

  • Jerk

    i’ll pay an extra $50 up front for the TB if my bill won’t go up…

    • Jerk

      monthly bill, that is…

  • Adecker246

    Wow as much as I want this I don’t know if I’m willing to pay that much! I mean really! 799 for a new-product trying to compete with the iPad…Granted it has more features but still its a little steep. If they had a WiFi only version, I may buy that but other wise iPad it is :(

  • Henry21

    Ahhhhh, how can I put this………Hell no.

  • Wmsco51

    Well people while you look through the comments bear this in mind Verizon is going to start making us pay threw the nose no more subsidy(it cost 150.00 to make and charge 600.00 full price on smartphone) subsidy my a,. More like subsidizing there wallet moving on no more 2 yr.upgrades full price on phones no more one yr. Contracts and pricing text message so basically we are paying for their so called 4g investment they are making a huge mistake with me. My mindset one price for all and reasonable. This could be the death of Android because of 300 to 400 dollar phone bill per phone per month. I am fed up with Verizon and At&t is following suit so what will Sprint do?

  • Soccerislife1011
  • Anonymous

    They must be planning one hell of a subsidy if they think they are going to sell any before 7/21/11. Maybe this device will usher in the 3 year contract, puke.

  • Anonymous

    They must be planning one hell of a subsidy if they think they are going to sell any before 7/21/11. Maybe this device will usher in the 3 year contract, puke.

  • S Popiel95

    Does Motorola realize that if they priced this at let’s say 550 they would sell a ton of these things! At 800 no one’s going to buy the Xoom.

  • Sparking22

    the MAP price is not the final price. Anyways I cant wait to buy a XOOM I am willing to pay what ever to get it! I just want one NOW lol.

  • CIFchamp24

    Goodbye possibility of buying a XOOM…… Hello Ipad 2. Moto, you guys could not be more stupid…..

  • DroidzFX

    Iam not paying more than 500 for tablet.

  • Anonymous

    I may sound whiney here, bit the zoom is overpriced And I wasn’t expecting 250 for the thunderbolt. That’s ridiculous in its own way. Sadly! I will probably still end up with the thunderbolt but not the xoom

  • Anonymous

    I may sound whiney here, bit the zoom is overpriced And I wasn’t expecting 250 for the thunderbolt. That’s ridiculous in its own way. Sadly! I will probably still end up with the thunderbolt but not the xoom

  • Anonymous

    the xoom is overpriced And I wasn’t expecting 250 for the thunderbolt. That’s ridiculous in its own way. Sadly! I will probably still end up with the thunderbolt but not the xoom