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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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • $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.

  • 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…

  • 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

  • DROIDMANX

    The Iphone Will Be $199.99 & The Ipad 2 Will Be Way Cheaper…. Droid Lifers JOIN ME & MAKE THE SWITCH LMAO !!!!!

    • Anonymous

      never

  • Rosco

    Why does MOTMZ600 model number point to Motorola Stingray via Google search and listed as Motorola XOOM picture above?? …I’m just trying to find ways around this steep price 🙁

  • JVSK

    I’d be willing to preorder the XOOM right now at that price if I could be guaranteed: (1) the SD slot will be available; (2) the 4G update would be quick, painless and without cost; and (3) the data plan isn’t insanely expensive. I can’t keep a laptop discreetly open on my desk like I can a tablet, which is the most important factor for me right now…I can’t use the office computers for personal use, which is why all of my colleagues have i*ads.

  • JVSK

    I’d be willing to preorder the XOOM right now at that price if I could be guaranteed: (1) the SD slot will be available; (2) the 4G update would be quick, painless and without cost; and (3) the data plan isn’t insanely expensive. I can’t keep a laptop discreetly open on my desk like I can a tablet, which is the most important factor for me right now…I can’t use the office computers for personal use, which is why all of my colleagues have i*ads.

  • Myearian

    I’m skeptical, don’t see why they would price so high above the competition that has similar hardware. My guess is that this is a placeholder or the highend model.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Honey
    How was your day? (Going good so far)
    I was thinking about you and bought you a dozen ROSES (Really Great 🙂 )
    Oh, you know that super pad by Moto I was talking about getting (Still Great)
    Well, I am thinking of getting one tomorrow (Yeah I am the MAN )
    Uh how much 🙁 Only 800 Smackeroos honey and it comes with Honeycomb (Feeling the Grip of Death)
    And, All the guys on Droid Life are getting one too. Talk about a Hot item Honey lol (UH OOH )
    WIFE:
    OHH HELL NO $800 !!!!, You better keep looking at that HTC Thunderbolt, plus 800 you can save that money for a bigger diamond ring.

    LOL

  • iamaLlama

    I think you got your answer, Kellex

  • iamaLlama

    I think you got your answer, Kellex

  • iamaLlama

    I think you got your answer, Kellex

  • Anonymous

    WOW, that’s steep!!! I think Moto is really uping the ante on this one. Moto/Verizon really need to take a look at the pricing of an ipad and think of really how many people are going to buy a almost 1K device thats a play thing. I mean I love the Xoom but wasn’t expecting such a high price tag. Maybe I am wrong but I will have to start saving my pennies. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Yikes guess I’m not getting one then.

  • Goodfella904

    I was ready to purchase the XOOM at a max price of $650 and maybe give in at $700 but I really don’t think I’ll be buying one at $800 unless they subsidize that price depending on contract. I just recently seen a ViewSonic G Tablet at Office Depot for $379.00 with very close spec’s running on Android 2.2.

    1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 – Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU
    512MB DRR
    16Gb Internal storage
    10.1″ TFT-LCD with LED driver system and 1024×600 resolution
    NVIDIA Tegra 2
    OpenGL ES 2.0
    32-bit LP-DDR2, DDR2
    S1080p H.264/H.263/ VC-1/MPEG-2/4/WMV9/DiVX 4/5 Video Decode
    1080p H.264/MPEG-4 Video Encode
    Supports multi-standard audio formats, including AAC, AMR, WMA, and MP3
    1.3-megapixel camera
    WiFi : 802.11 b/g/n
    Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

    I’m sure will be upgradeable to 3.0 Honeycomb at some point. Or at least a custom 3.0 rom
    What you guy’s think?

  • Goodfella904

    I was ready to purchase the XOOM at a max price of $650 and maybe give in at $700 but I really don’t think I’ll be buying one at $800 unless they subsidize that price depending on contract. I just recently seen a ViewSonic G Tablet at Office Depot for $379.00 with very close spec’s running on Android 2.2.

    1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 – Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU
    512MB DRR
    16Gb Internal storage
    10.1″ TFT-LCD with LED driver system and 1024×600 resolution
    NVIDIA Tegra 2
    OpenGL ES 2.0
    32-bit LP-DDR2, DDR2
    S1080p H.264/H.263/ VC-1/MPEG-2/4/WMV9/DiVX 4/5 Video Decode
    1080p H.264/MPEG-4 Video Encode
    Supports multi-standard audio formats, including AAC, AMR, WMA, and MP3
    1.3-megapixel camera
    WiFi : 802.11 b/g/n
    Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

    I’m sure will be upgradeable to 3.0 Honeycomb at some point. Or at least a custom 3.0 rom
    What you guy’s think?

    • Justwankmunky

      My friend got one of those G tablets for Christmas. It’s really laggy and slow for a dual core. You can also tell 2.2 is really not meant to be used on a tablet. Very underwhelming.

  • Anonymous

    That’s nut, but just like the Galaxy just wait a month or 2, it will be $599

  • Anonymous

    That’s nut, but just like the Galaxy just wait a month or 2, it will be $599

  • Pcman1911

    dont think thats contract price. It can’t be

  • Anonymous

    i think barnes and noble is the only company that almost gets what people want from a tablet….and at what price point..

    i really wish some devs would jump on the nook bandwagon already.

  • Dantheman51sj

    Ya so whos gonna buy it? if the android fanatics wont buy it noone will. Uneducated people will see the cheaper ipad and buy it over the 800 tablet. Makin it so easier for apple to win…drop the price there moto.

  • Jalenredfearn

    WOW Really 250 for the Droid Thunderbolt…the 4g service better be cheap!

  • Anonymous

    I’ll wait for iPad 2… $800 for the xoom is crazy talk

  • Brandonv Gillis

    If we won’t buy it at $799. Nobody will.

  • Anonymous

    Have you guys reviewed what the product is? It does a hell of a lot more than what your desktop or laptop can do, and in my opinion will replace laptops. Also, how can you be surprised at the pricing? The full price of the DroidX on motorola’s website is $579. Unless you assumed Verizon would subsidize 50% of the cost I really wonder how you expected the price to be so low. Please, do tell.

    • jason w.s.

      Wow, so what are all these amazing things this tablet does that our laptops and desktops are unable to do? Im curious, please, do tell.

      • jason w.s.

        I mean, not to be a dick, because i really want one of these things. You just seem so cool and happy about the price of this thing, like theres somthing you know that none of us know, so seriously, fill me in.

        • Anonymous

          I am not saying that $800 is nothing, but I do not understand how surprised people seem to be at the price. Should it be cheaper than our phones? First off it makes no sense to campare this to a desktop because a desktop is not portable. I myself will always have a desktop for more demanding programs like photoshop, and video editing but I think tablets will be replacing laptops. Although there are things like recording HD videos, taking pictures with a flash that I am pretty sure are not available on laptops I am most interested in the OS itself. At least for all of my needs, a tablet this smooth makes more sense than a laptop. The widgets are constantly gathering information and presenting it to me however I desire. I read almost everything digitally, and although that option is available on a laptop in my opinion a tablet is much more convenient as a portable reading device. Also, while flash is available on other computers, it is not available on the iPad…

          I will admit that I am not too up to date on laptop technology but I am pretty sure there is not one out that can switch its screen and buttons based on orientation and what functions you are currently performing. Task switching, the new notification system, maybe I’m the only one but the price falls right where I assumed it would.

      • jason w.s.

        I mean, not to be a dick, because i really want one of these things. You just seem so cool and happy about the price of this thing, like theres somthing you know that none of us know, so seriously, fill me in.

  • I am more comfortable with the Thunderbolts price, I am buying it on a 1 year. Though if verizon really wants and newer looking Evo to sell, thwy would put it closer to $220 and not have a 4G tax. The XOOM is way over priced, unsubsidized the above is fine, but pwoplw could then just go get a 3G iPad. Ill wait to see if the price drops like the Tab did.

  • I am more comfortable with the Thunderbolts price, I am buying it on a 1 year. Though if verizon really wants and newer looking Evo to sell, thwy would put it closer to $220 and not have a 4G tax. The XOOM is way over priced, unsubsidized the above is fine, but pwoplw could then just go get a 3G iPad. Ill wait to see if the price drops like the Tab did.

  • I am more comfortable with the Thunderbolts price, I am buying it on a 1 year. Though if verizon really wants and newer looking Evo to sell, thwy would put it closer to $220 and not have a 4G tax. The XOOM is way over priced, unsubsidized the above is fine, but pwoplw could then just go get a 3G iPad. Ill wait to see if the price drops like the Tab did.

  • Jaydee56

    Damn….I think I’ll be buying a Nook color and rooting it….31% of the price and 50% of the performance…..I can deal with that….

  • someone needs to hit moto on the nose for this one… The comparable model price of the ipad is cheaper than this… I can’t say that I’m not upset about the price… I’m definitely not getting an i*ad.. But I will wait for this to come down… Come on moto… I am glad of the vanilla though.

  • someone needs to hit moto on the nose for this one… The comparable model price of the ipad is cheaper than this… I can’t say that I’m not upset about the price… I’m definitely not getting an i*ad.. But I will wait for this to come down… Come on moto… I am glad of the vanilla though.

  • someone needs to hit moto on the nose for this one… The comparable model price of the ipad is cheaper than this… I can’t say that I’m not upset about the price… I’m definitely not getting an i*ad.. But I will wait for this to come down… Come on moto… I am glad of the vanilla though.

  • someone needs to hit moto on the nose for this one… The comparable model price of the ipad is cheaper than this… I can’t say that I’m not upset about the price… I’m definitely not getting an i*ad.. But I will wait for this to come down… Come on moto… I am glad of the vanilla though.

  • For that money I will wait to see what the hands on reviews of the WebOS tablets are. I love my Droid but my secondary phone is a Pre Plus and I love the OS.

  • Waknatious

    Wow. Straight up NO through the whole comments section. Not even a “maybe” in there.
    And yeah, me too…. NO. That’s just silly.

  • Waknatious

    Wow. Straight up NO through the whole comments section. Not even a “maybe” in there.
    And yeah, me too…. NO. That’s just silly.

  • Waknatious

    Wow. Straight up NO through the whole comments section. Not even a “maybe” in there.
    And yeah, me too…. NO. That’s just silly.

  • Anonymous

    799? what the hell 599 soun good!! crazy moto… fix it

  • Anonymous

    799? what the hell 599 soun good!! crazy moto… fix it

  • Anonymous

    799? what the hell 599 soun good!! crazy moto… fix it

  • Anonymous

    Until there is a quality Android tablet for less than $500, Apple will dominate this market segment and nothing else will gain traction.

  • Skyskioc

    I bleed android green but $800 for the best tablet on earth ? Moto is trying to set the bar and if we continue to pay the prices for devices like this, then everyone will follow.$599 range is more down to earth. Epic fail Moto!

    • incrediblemrt

      amen

  • anthony

    motoblur=Fail
    Xoom $800=Fail
    Ipad2=Win again

    • love people talking the iPad2 up…has anybody seen the price points….$599, $699 and a $799 model…so wow…..a superior product will cost more.

    • Anonymous

      iPad 2 = Fail again

  • ^$800?!?! No way. I can’t even afford that. Not a chance.

  • Mrerick01

    $250 come on guy it just a htc evo 4 that’s all it was made for Verizon this is bull..look if your contract is about end and they know you accumulate $50 towards a new phone with a two year contract you are not getting a deal I will wait for droid bionic

    • Moocow96024

      This is my opinion that no one on other sites have seem to think.. $250 for a year old tech .. sure a little bump from the Evo, but not enough to justify $250, plus having to wait almost 2 years for another device.. fail.. go with one year and you spend a little over $300 and still have old tech in a new body for a year.. I loved the TB and really wanted it, but not at that price..

      • Anonymous

        This is Verizon bumping up their prices on everything to see if people will pay more. I say screw you Verizon, take your prices and shove em.

      • Anonymous

        This is Verizon bumping up their prices on everything to see if people will pay more. I say screw you Verizon, take your prices and shove em.

  • Mrerick01

    $250 come on guy it just a htc evo 4 that’s all it was made for Verizon this is bull..look if your contract is about end and they know you accumulate $50 towards a new phone with a two year contract you are not getting a deal I will wait for droid bionic

  • My 499 Galaxy Tab feels like a really good deal.

  • Anonymous

    Ok Galaxy tab opened at $650 and this is “supposed” to blow that away. Why are we surprised? I, for one, am not!

  • Anonymous

    Ok Galaxy tab opened at $650 and this is “supposed” to blow that away. Why are we surprised? I, for one, am not!

  • Tren8622

    ^are insanity

  • Tren8622

    The price of these products is insanity! VZW is basically make an extra $100 off the Thunderbolt per contract (2 year, even more off a 1 year) I’m really bummed about this. Not to mention we haven’t seen the 4G plans yet! The XOOM is sick and will change the game, but at $800 I’ll buy a new laptop instead of trying to use the XOOM as a replacement. EPIC FAILS ALL AROUND 🙁

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know if there is going to be a wi-fi only version?

  • Androidcheckstand

    hahaha $800. Might at well by an airbook pro!

  • Androidcheckstand

    hahaha $800. Might at well by an airbook pro!

  • I am not paying THAT much for a tablet. I am so disappointed I actually was gonna buy one 🙁

    • Bsmistek

      Same here, but they’ve already lost me as buyer. Huge mistake Moto!

  • $800 seems a little steep to me. Was hoping to get it on release, but maybe I’ll be waiting for a drop.

  • dannyjedi

    Android started as an alternative to CRAPPLE.
    I Ditched my I*hone for a D1, now I have a DX.
    But with the way MOTO has been treating the Modding community, and not to mention the vaporware updates.
    I am really not to stoked.
    My friend just got an I*ad and I must say, it is seamless and bitchen..
    I still defended android.

    But now….
    I would love to buy an I*ad, and not worry about it not working with my phone, my computer and everything else.

    I am kinda bitter..
    Sorry guys. 🙁

  • Anonymous

    I personally don’t believe the Xoom price. I honestly doubt it’ll be any higher than $649, and I’ve said that from the beginning. If it is $799 though, I’ll still get it. You know why? Because I want, I can, and I’m awesome. To answer the comments in advance, no, I actually haven’t used a credit card in over 3 years.

    • Anonymous

      WTF?

      • Anonymous

        How can I elaborate?

    • Anonymous

      WTF?

    • Cgmartin33

      I agree…finally someone with balls. And I love that comment, “because i can and im awesome.” The late great Ricky Bobby said it best…i win the races and i make the money. Im getting one too…enjoy your tablet my friend (whos nuts arent in a jar in your wifes sock drawer).

  • Anonymous

    So if I want a 4g phone on a 1 year contract I will be paying over $300. Ouch! I will no comment on the xoom. :[

  • Anonymous

    So if I want a 4g phone on a 1 year contract I will be paying over $300. Ouch! I will no comment on the xoom. :[

  • Anonymous

    So if I want a 4g phone on a 1 year contract I will be paying over $300. Ouch! I will no comment on the xoom. :[

  • (v)urphy

    I’m going to pretend that’s photoshopped.

  • (v)urphy

    I’m going to pretend that’s photoshopped.

  • Anonymous

    To comment on the Xoom pricing, if I were to purchase one at that price, I would also have to stop by a divorce lawyer’s office on my way home. Because only a short time after the purchase my wife would be serving me papers.

  • Anonymous

    To comment on the Xoom pricing, if I were to purchase one at that price, I would also have to stop by a divorce lawyer’s office on my way home. Because only a short time after the purchase my wife would be serving me papers.

  • DBEvans

    At that price, the tablet is dead on arrival. The price has to be competitive with the [email protected] to even stand a chance.

    For the Thunderbolt, I’m disappointed. They would now both make an extra $50 up front, plus save an extra $50 by no longer having buyers enrolled in the NE2 (which makes their financials look better because they no longer need to carry that IOU on their books) – then if they also place a cap on 4G plans or charge a prremium (at least one of those is likely), they’ll also be getting more from that. I could live with either the price jump or the elimination of NE2; but both together is simply driving me back to the DX or the iPh0n3 (and will make me consider glancing at the other providers one more time).

  • DBEvans

    At that price, the tablet is dead on arrival. The price has to be competitive with the [email protected] to even stand a chance.

    For the Thunderbolt, I’m disappointed. They would now both make an extra $50 up front, plus save an extra $50 by no longer having buyers enrolled in the NE2 (which makes their financials look better because they no longer need to carry that IOU on their books) – then if they also place a cap on 4G plans or charge a prremium (at least one of those is likely), they’ll also be getting more from that. I could live with either the price jump or the elimination of NE2; but both together is simply driving me back to the DX or the iPh0n3 (and will make me consider glancing at the other providers one more time).

  • Anonymous

    $800? Pfffft, no thanks Moto. I thought the iPad was overpriced.

  • Anonymous

    $800? Pfffft, no thanks Moto. I thought the iPad was overpriced.

  • dannyjedi

    I hope they are listening.

    MOTO? Do you hear this??

    Macbook $999
    ALienware lap tops start at $599
    http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-m11x/pd?refid=alienware-m11x&~ck=mn
    Dell XPS XPS $799

  • dannyjedi

    I hope they are listening.

    MOTO? Do you hear this??

    Macbook $999
    ALienware lap tops start at $599
    http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-m11x/pd?refid=alienware-m11x&~ck=mn
    Dell XPS XPS $799

  • Jwalk

    Damn I hate Apple. But it looks like I’m going with the iPad2

  • Jwalk

    Damn I hate Apple. But it looks like I’m going with the iPad2

  • $800? bye. may as well buy a high end desktop computer for that much.

  • $800 huh. Good luck with that. Add if it’s a locked bootloader.. h3ll f’in no.

  • Haha, yeah right. I spent like 200-300 on a quadcore, 4gb, 1gb video card, and 400gb hd like a year or so ago. For 800, i could get a full desktop with those specs. Again, yeah right.

  • Haha, yeah right. I spent like 200-300 on a quadcore, 4gb, 1gb video card, and 400gb hd like a year or so ago. For 800, i could get a full desktop with those specs. Again, yeah right.

    • Anonymous

      Oh yeah, you could get a modest Sandy Bridge system for $800.

      This is a joke.

  • Matthew

    Really wanted to push for us to get a Moto tablet, at that price though I’ll just get a Asus Win7 tablet or a cheaper android.

    • Anonymous

      Well, the ASUS Transform starts at $400 sans 3G and extra storage. Considering it’s also a Tegra 2 product, I expected the XOOM near that price point.

    • Anonymous

      Well, the ASUS Transform starts at $400 sans 3G and extra storage. Considering it’s also a Tegra 2 product, I expected the XOOM near that price point.

    • Anonymous

      Well, the ASUS Transform starts at $400 sans 3G and extra storage. Considering it’s also a Tegra 2 product, I expected the XOOM near that price point.

  • Anonymous

    Wow!! I thought I was getting a Zoom…..but no way for $800. Will you have to also buy a data plan for the
    Zoom as well. I agree with everyone else. I love android and really thought I was getting this tablet. You could buy a really nice laptop for that price. Maybe we will see some other manufacturers bringing out Honeycomb based tablets and give Motorola a reality slap!!

    • im so mad i was looking forward to buying a Xoom, but at a price like that i could just go out and get me a brand new desktop.

    • im so mad i was looking forward to buying a Xoom, but at a price like that i could just go out and get me a brand new desktop.

  • Anonymous

    At that price for the XOOM i’ll go for the Notion Ink.

  • Anonymous

    Fail moto. Not going to drop $800 on a tablet, no matter how cool it might be.

  • Jason

    I’m cool with the price of the phone, but the price of the xoom is too high. Looks like i’ll be getting a 2nd gen ipad for 300 smackers less than the xoom. It’s a shame cuz it looks like the xoom really kicks some serious butt, but is it really $800 worth of butt kicking?

    • Anonymous

      What makes you think the ipad 2 will only be $500? You are aware that it’s Apple we’re talking about here.

    • Anonymous

      What makes you think the ipad 2 will only be $500? You are aware that it’s Apple we’re talking about here.

  • NewsWorthy

    $250 for a Bionic, yes. $800 for a XooM, no.
    ~ Slim ~

  • Tino5k

    I thought the iPad was over priced but this is insane. I would LOVE to have a X00M but not for almost $1000. I guess they see this as a laptop replacement device.

  • Tino5k

    I thought the iPad was over priced but this is insane. I would LOVE to have a X00M but not for almost $1000. I guess they see this as a laptop replacement device.

  • Tino5k

    I thought the iPad was over priced but this is insane. I would LOVE to have a X00M but not for almost $1000. I guess they see this as a laptop replacement device.

  • Tino5k

    I thought the iPad was over priced but this is insane. I would LOVE to have a X00M but not for almost $1000. I guess they see this as a laptop replacement device.

    • Anonymous

      it will be replacing my laptop, and I don’t really see myself with a standard laptop again

  • Bombayslim

    is the $800 price point is for a 64 gb tablet then perhaps i would think about it..otherwise it is priced way too high

    • Anonymous

      32 GB with up to a 32 GB card

  • (v)urphy

    $800??? WTF? If I weren’t about to fly to Vegas tonight that would have ruined my whole day. 🙁

    • Anonymous

      Perhaps you can win enough in Vegas to cover the cost!

      • (v)urphy

        LOL…. Texas Hold ‘Em here I come!

      • (v)urphy

        LOL…. Texas Hold ‘Em here I come!

  • Anonymous

    250 ok for thunderbolt. not 799 for xoom. possibly 650 for xoom (max)

  • Anonymous

    250 ok for thunderbolt. not 799 for xoom. possibly 650 for xoom (max)

  • I really wanted to get the ZOOM…but for that price I rather get the iPad 2

  • I really wanted to get the ZOOM…but for that price I rather get the iPad 2

  • Anonymous

    This is HORRIBLY DISAPPOINTING!!!! So much for people using it instead of the i*ad 2. Or even the i*ad 1 for that matter. Why does Motorola/Google shoot themselves in the foot like this?

  • Anonymous

    This is HORRIBLY DISAPPOINTING!!!! So much for people using it instead of the i*ad 2. Or even the i*ad 1 for that matter. Why does Motorola/Google shoot themselves in the foot like this?

  • dannyjedi

    $799?!??!?!?!?!
    ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?
    I was so going to buy one.
    Pffft.
    Whatever.
    I could buy, like a Really nice desktop, or a great laptop for the same price.
    I am sorry, I LOVE android. and totally dig it, but really?
    FAIL MOTO.
    FAIL.

  • dannyjedi

    $799?!??!?!?!?!
    ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?
    I was so going to buy one.
    Pffft.
    Whatever.
    I could buy, like a Really nice desktop, or a great laptop for the same price.
    I am sorry, I LOVE android. and totally dig it, but really?
    FAIL MOTO.
    FAIL.

    • Anonymous

      for$ 200 more i have a I7 quad core 1 gig video 4 gig ram gaming netbook which can do a lot more then apps and gmail. They are crazy with these tab prices.

      • Anonymous

        Are you sure about that? Idk if you can fit a modern quad core (ie. 45+W TDP) processor in a netbook chassis.

        Regardless, you could spec out an imposing SND desktop for $800.

      • Anonymous

        Are you sure about that? Idk if you can fit a modern quad core (ie. 45+W TDP) processor in a netbook chassis.

        Regardless, you could spec out an imposing SND desktop for $800.

        • Anonymous

          M11x Aleinware.

          • JG

            thats….not a netbook

          • Anonymous

            Really cause that’s what it was pushed out as then people cried about it. That its to powerful to be a netbook. It a mini form factor no cd drive and is uber portable. Fits the bill to me. Call it what you want. My point was they are crazy charging that price for a tab.

          • Anonymous

            Really cause that’s what it was pushed out as then people cried about it. That its to powerful to be a netbook. It a mini form factor no cd drive and is uber portable. Fits the bill to me. Call it what you want. My point was they are crazy charging that price for a tab.

        • Anonymous

          I think he meant laptop, not netbook. There’s no way you’re getting that in a netbook.

    • Andrew Hewitt

      Yeah, the fact that it costs more than an ipad is really going to help bring the apple fanboys over to our side… NOT

      • Anonymous

        It could be priced at $200 and the iFans would still be loyal to Apple.

        • ThievingSix

          We should try it to see >.>

      • Anonymous

        It could be priced at $200 and the iFans would still be loyal to Apple.

    • Andrew Hewitt

      Yeah, the fact that it costs more than an ipad is really going to help bring the apple fanboys over to our side… NOT

    • Andrew Hewitt

      Yeah, the fact that it costs more than an ipad is really going to help bring the apple fanboys over to our side… NOT

    • Andrew Hewitt

      Yeah, the fact that it costs more than an ipad is really going to help bring the apple fanboys over to our side… NOT

    • Andrew Hewitt

      Yeah, the fact that it costs more than an ipad is really going to help bring the apple fanboys over to our side… NOT

    • dannyjedi

      PS.
      Tablets are still Auxillery devices…
      It is true..
      Sorry.

      Thay have to be priced to compete with devices that can be actually used to do more than check email, and keep a calander, or play Dungeon master or wtf ever that game is called.

    • dannyjedi

      PS.
      Tablets are still Auxillery devices…
      It is true..
      Sorry.

      Thay have to be priced to compete with devices that can be actually used to do more than check email, and keep a calander, or play Dungeon master or wtf ever that game is called.

    • Anonymous

      No kidding. You could build yourself a decent gaming desktop for that much.

      Considering the ASUS Transform starts at $400 (with Tegra 2 & Honeycomb), I expected better from Moto.

      I guess the Adam is looking pretty nice. It’s $375 stock, $50 for 3G, $125 for the PixelQi screen. Even completely specc’ed out, it’s only $550.

    • Anonymous

      And I thought the iPad was bad.

    • Anonymous

      And I thought the iPad was bad.

    • iPad 729, XOOM 799…which one would you get?

      • Anonymous

        Neither.

      • Anonymous

        Neither.

      • Anonymous

        Neither.

      • Anonymous

        Neither.

    • Balinor_Tx

      Fail… would get an *pad for before I get the Xoom… not worth that price…

  • Monique

    Way too much for the XOOM. Apple got it right with the prices of the iPad. I don’t think the high end model of the iPad costs that much.

    • Anonymous

      Nope sure doesn’t. $729 i believe is the highest… so wrong…so so wrong

    • Anonymous

      Nope sure doesn’t. $729 i believe is the highest… so wrong…so so wrong

      • Kobe

        I love Moto but I think they are acting a little cocky with this price point.

        • Juul

          Motorola has gone insane… would someone call a shrink….

      • Anonymous

        The 64 GB ipad is $800.

      • Anonymous

        The 64 GB ipad is $800.

    • Anonymous

      Nope sure doesn’t. $729 i believe is the highest… so wrong…so so wrong

    • Anonymous

      Nope sure doesn’t. $729 i believe is the highest… so wrong…so so wrong

  • Anonymous

    I’m okay with the Thunderbolt pricing. Pretty reasonable in my opinion. It’s the 4G data plan pricing I’m anxious to see.

  • @ronoffringa

    There is no way I’d pay $800 for a tablet. If they want to compete they need to bring that price down. A lot.

  • Beneathonyxskies

    Wow. No, I would not be willing to pay $800 to have the best tablet on the planet. Not a freakin chance.

  • Beneathonyxskies

    Wow. No, I would not be willing to pay $800 to have the best tablet on the planet. Not a freakin chance.

  • Anonymous

    Does the photo indicate that they will actually be released any day? Cause that would be SWEET!

    • Waknatious

      Why is that? You can’t afford one.

      • Anonymous

        I’m getting the thunderbolt. I can afford that.

    • Waknatious

      Why is that? You can’t afford one.

    • Waknatious

      Why is that? You can’t afford one.

    • Waknatious

      Why is that? You can’t afford one.