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Motorola XOOM Might Not Be $699 After All, $799 Price is Back

I may have to stop posting until I get some actual good news, but wanted to keep you all up-to-date on this Motorola XOOM pricing situation.  We original heard from our sources that it would land on Verizon at $799 and then today we saw a lower $699 price appear at Best Buy.  Well, as always, we dug deeper and hit up our friends at BB who ran a price verification on the XOOM.  The results?  It looks like we’re back at $799 for now.

We’ll just continue to assume hope that this price won’t make launch day and that we’ll see it with a rebate or lower contract price.  You have all weighed in with your thoughts on this device, so we’ll try not to fuel the fire too much more, unless of course you want to see the chart we made comparing the XOOM to the iPad.  It’s been a big hit with the other team. (Lighten up, people!)

Cheers that dude!

  • I will post on this page until we get a reasonable price…so ill be back tomorrow we need a update now!

  • this is nowhere near what my soon to be lenovo will do….I hear lenovo will be makin somethin sooon VERY SOON you better get right hahahahahaaaaaa

  • mma get me one of dem OH OH OH OH MOTOROLA THIS TOO MUCH GET SERIOUS NOW…YOU WILL FLOP if you DO NOT LOWER THIS PRICE AND YOU KNOW IT!!!

    GET SERIOUS

    GET SERIOUS NOW! or else

  • David

    zoom zoom zoom is all i hear , what about the thunderbolt

  • Anonymous

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  • skyyaa

    I love everyone coming up with their different ultimatums: “If it’s not $200 OFF CONTRACT, with WIFI, a QUADCORE processor, LTE, 2 GB RAM, and a 3D camera this thing will be a COLOSSAL FAIL!!! GAHHH”

    And to those of you who keep comparing it to a netbook – you’re comparing apples and oranges. Sure they have similar uses, but you’re leaving out the most important thing that makes a tablet a tablet – the touch screen. Go jump on newegg and try to find a cheap touchscreen monitor – go ahead. They don’t exist. So if you don’t care about touch, for the money, a netbook will always beat a tablet. They’re different beasts; let’s just establish that and stop having the same annoying comments all the time.

  • Jake

    Ninety-nine percent of my time on a tablet would be spent just surfing the net, viewing movies, and looking at picture galleries. I don’t need at $799 tablet for that. A Galaxy Tab (even with just Froyo), or even a rooted Nook Color can accomplish what I need for a fraction of the price.

    • Anonymous

      Finally a post with some thought. You are right on Jake.

      But then again you could not get on a forum and brag or show your friends (who would say “huh?”).

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  • Anonymous

    what a bunch of lemmings. these fake price postings are really getting people going. someone out there is having a great laugh.

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  • Dshudson

    It’s like this, ipad is 499.00, but really, what are you getting for that price? The comparison is made.. look at it again.. how is Xoom not worth 300 more? Also, how are you comparing a desktop to a tablet.. “Hello Mcfly, is anybody in there”..

    • Anonymous

      what do you get with iPad? hundreds of apps made for the iPad.

      what do you get with iPad 2? same apps as iPad. lets just see how this stupid ass comparison actually works out.

      what do you get with XOOM: nothing, it does not yet exist. not a single app is ready for screens larger than 7″

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  • Here is the problem with the price and this device. It is the same as current high end PCs with HUNDREDS of GIGS worth of storage. Laptops are faster than this PLUS have countless Windows/Mac apps. This is google’s first tablet so you will be locked into only 32GB and a handful of tablet apps.

    I thought Android was the cheaper alternative to Apple. Not the same price for less.

    • Anonymous

      how are you locked into a handful of tablet apps? Are you under the assumption that once you buy the device you can’t install new apps that will be created down the road? Also how are you locked into 32 GB when it has expandable storage from microSD? You could double that storage right out of the box.

      • That is the problem. You said it yourself “install new apps that will be created down the road”. Down the road the price will most definitely be cheaper. THis is not a device worthing buying right now or on launch day. Save your money.

  • Wordup

    Hahaha! Motorola you are going to FAIL. I can’t wait.

  • Dshudson

    I’d pay 900! and so wouldn’t you… stop your bitching.

  • Pcguru30

    for half that I can buy an Asus EEPC that swivels into tablet formation have the same size screen and runs windows so will have more functionality.. why would I want this again?

  • Selling below the Minimum Advertised Price would be in violation of an agreement between Motorola and the retailers. It’s price fixing, yes, diminishes competition, yes… but that’s that.

  • Lame. For $200 more you can just buy a macbook.

    • Dshudson

      I would slice my own wrist before buying anything make by apple..

  • Anonymous

    Just like the ipad, it’s too expensive for me. They are both nice, but I don’t have the spare change to throw at a device I don’t *need*.

    It would be interesting if Verizon offered the Xoom 3G(4G) without an additional data package for people who already have one with them. I can’t imagine that users would actually double their data usage (they’d be using one or the other, not both most of the time) even though they’d be more likely to watch movies on the tablet. Someone mentioned the cost of a data plan – $720. If I’m paying Verizon $360/yr for internet access then I don’t see why I should pay twice for the same access. Of course I wouldn’t in reality (would go for WiFi and tether it) but by doing that I wouldn’t be giving Verizon any money intially with the purchase (I would get it at BB).

    So in short, VZW should offer a deal where they’ll let you tack on an additional device to the existing data plan you’ve already purchased. It’s the only way they’ll get any number of people to buy both a smartphone and a tablet. Afterall, I don’t pay for internet access for each computer in my house, nor do I pay for each TV that gets cable.

    • Anonymous

      Honestly, people are still bringing this up? Verizon doesn’t require data contracts for data-only devices (i.e. tablets and netbooks).

      • Anonymous

        contract or not, they will want to charge you the same $$ so what’s the difference? It’s not like you are going to quit using the tab before the a hypothetical contract ends. If anything, it allows you to lock in a price that could rise in the future. And it’s being brought up because nobody is familiar with the policy since they don’t own a tablet yet.

        • Anonymous

          I’m confused, you do know the Xoom won’t just shut down without a data plan, right? People can still use Wi-Fi only, which seems to be the most popular option anyway.

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  • Anonymous

    Forget that 799. are they nuts!! Think i might just wait for the Ipad2 then.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously man, would you please listen. *Verizon does not require data contracts on any tablets or netbooks.* There is absolutely no reason to think they would require a data contract for the Xoom. Thinking that a Wi-Fi only version (not branded by a carrier) would be cheaper, is crazy.

  • Anonymous

    Moto already stated that they plan on releasing a 10″ and 7″ version.

  • Anonymous

    Ask the 17+ million people that bought a tablet last year.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think they ever said the 4G upgrade would be free. In fact, when the slide showing “Upgrade to 4G”, the bottom said something like “additional fees apply”.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously man, would you please listen. *Verizon does not require data contracts on any tablets or netbooks.* There is absolutely no reason to think they would require a data contract for the Xoom. Thinking that a Wi-Fi only version (not branded by a carrier) would be cheaper, is crazy.

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  • Ouch. $800+

  • I think this is great news. Thanks.

  • Michael

    They have to be joking. $799 for an Android tablet?

  • Anonymous

    I’ll just wait until the ipad 2, as just read “Leaked Photos of the upcoming iPad 2“, and then I’ll see which one I’ll choose. if Apple really do release a greater than Full HD screen on the iPad 2, then amazing! Even though now the 1gen iPad is also not bad with 9.7-inch high-resolution screen, perfect to me for watching HD movies, music videos(though sometimes need the help from iFunia video converter as lack of flash support) and playing around with thousands of iPad apps and iPad games.

    • That thing is hideous. iPad 1 looked way nicer. I just can’t go back to “i” anything (short my iMac), no iOS here.

  • Roshizzle

    good luck selling it with that price.

  • Anonymous

    i wasn’t too crazy about this device..1st i wasn’t very impressed with the UI of 3.0 and 2nd the price. but i recently installed widgets [google calendar. gmail, and weather all like the Xooms] from my Google side dock onto my comps desktop. and man.. i use them a lot. guess what im trying to say is that i already love 3.0 and thanks to the comparison on your last article.. I WANT THIS TABLET! 🙂 all they need is a 8″ version too.

  • Rob

    Funny how the previous article with the price comparison is not updated… suddenly it’s not so attractive with +100 bucks in that table… Do the honest thing and update your chart huh?

  • Riley Biers

    The average consumer will never pay a premium for this when an iPad can be had for $400 less. Tech-enthusiasts on Android blogs, yes, but the mass public will skip right past this.

  • ImmaDroid

    Why are we complaining? Look at the Ipad. It’s what… $720 or so. It DOES NOT have any kind of cameras, no dual core processors, no OS built for a tablet, no 4g capabilities, doesn’t have have 1gb of RAM, doesn’t do HDMI out, doesn’t have flash support, doesn’t have usb 2.0 support, doesn’t have expandable memory, and its still $730!!?? Lol to that!!!

    The Xoom is so much nicer and better with all the features the Ipad does not have, but wishes it did. A few extra dollars is well worth it to buy the king of tablets that has all of the features and abilities all the rest cannot come close to. Think before you whine about the price.

    I’m SOLD on the Xoom! Android+Motorola+Xoom=Uber Win!

    • tehshift

      We shouldn’t compare specs to price against a year old device. Keep in mind the iPad2 is right around the corner, and you can be assured it will be coming with the same pricing plan as last years iPad release. So we might actually see an Apple device with similar specs come out with a lower price, and that is not what we want to see. If Apple already has the brand recognition for the tablet industry, and they have the lower price, does that not equal fail for the moto tablet minus the android fans?

      With that said, I will still be buying the XOOM.

  • Anonymous

    First they were like “tablet prices are gonna go down, expect $300 tablets for 2011” BS. This is way too much and all they’re doing is turning everybody off to technology with these outrageous prices!
    P.S. I can still go to the library and check out books for free. Don’t push your luck tech companies.

  • Trdracer21

    I SAY WE ALL COMPLAIN that way they lower the price!!! send them emails send verizon email get the word out!!!

  • Trdracer21

    WTF this is way 2 much if they want to compete to an ipad or playbook there price got to be just right!!! maybe this is the price off contract

    • Rob

      They cannot compete on price because the margin is wafer thin already and Moto would be running at a loss and Moto’s shareholders wont like that after thinning margins for phones…

  • Anonymous

    I will happily buy four chinese knock offs for 200 each before I shell out 800 for a “TABLET” PC. I think they missed the point of being the device between the laptop and netbook. Costing more than a laptop, more that a desktop, and more than a smartphone is just ludacris. Why bother buying A device bigger than a phone, less powerful or useful than a netbook yet more expensive than both.

  • Android_Forever

    DAMN, guys, don’t compare Xoom and tablets to laptops and netbooks. You look like morons;).
    Laptops are YESTERDAY.
    Netbooks are just a low-end laptops.

    Xoom is a Tablet computer, it’s a HOT, SEXY, extremely powerful device. Tablets are a Big new computer trend category. Xoom cannot be compared to ANY laptops. It’s the next level of portable, mobile computing. I will buy the 4G version immediately as it will become available, because it’s worth every $ it will cost.

    • Anonymous

      This is 4g……verizon said they will call you in and upgrade it for free to 4g once you buy it and they tell you….as well as the sd card will work after an ota update…

    • k6tcher

      … But when you compare tablets as “PC tablets” then comparing them to netbooks, laptops, and desktops is fair game. The Xoom is either a tablet PC or not. If it is a tablet PC, the price is about $300 too much with its processing and memory specs (comparing it to other PCs). If it is not a PC, then it cannot do as much as a PC and create content. As an educator, I have to create content constantly. Why would I buy an $800 tablet (which, IMO, is NOT a PC) when I could buy a mid-to-high end laptop or desktop for the same price. Portability is meaningless because I have a DX which serves those purposes perfectly.

      This is an overpriced toy-gadget that is not for the mainstream. Bring the price down to $500 and the toy-gadget aspect of it becomes more appealing.

      And, comparing this to the iPad is just as silly. It should be compared to the iPad2 since THAT tablet will be the Xoom’s competition.

  • Anonymous

    Not intererested in paying for 3G fees or 3G hardware. I’m waiting for a WiFi-only Honeycomb tablet that is cheaper than the ipad.

    • Going by the price of 3G Wifi Bluetooth chip and comparing it to a Wifi Bluetooth chip you will save about $20 or $30. Enjoy your wait.

      • DBK

        Plus you save another $30 for the monthly fee. So that’s $60. Plus a smaller memory card (probably around 16 gb – but upgradable) and that’s another $20. Minus certain surcharges and fees that are associated with the 3G service, which is probably another $10, give or take. You’re looking at another $100 off, give or take, for the WiFi only version. So yeah, we’ll wait.

      • Really? Are you including the cost of a data plan for the 3G?

  • Give it 9 months. {{-_-}}

  • Someone would seriously spend $799 on this? It’s not a computer? And for those that say its as good as if not better than a netbook… Netbooks are $300. Not $799. $799 is way to much, subsidized or not. IMHO at least.

    • Were saying it has the same specs, some better. The price though is not the same. I hate netbooks, they are crappy little computers…and they run Windows. Tablets I love, they are clean, simple, and just nice to use.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly, it’s not just another computer. Think about it, and Matias Duarte said it best during his interview with Engadget. “My goal is to make computers suck less.”

    • Anonymous

      Exactly, it’s not just another computer. Think about it, and Matias Duarte said it best during his interview with Engadget. “My goal is to make computers suck less.”

    • Jawshua

      No I agree with you completely! I would love to have the Xoom,but with my acting work so sporadic right now I just can’t warrant spending that much money when I could buy a laptop or a netbook, for a considerably cheaper price.

    • Anonymous

      i disagree, i think it is a computer just built to handle what people do most on computers while eliminating the unnecessary and overcomplicated stuff of a traditional computer and making it more efficient. think about it, what do you do on a computer? browse the web, communicate with people (social networks, email, etc), media consumption (music/movies/youtube/books/magazines/news), create/edit documents, play games, shop, take/touch up/share photos and video, etc. all of this stuff and more you are able to do on a tablet because that is what the computer is evolving into (just like those super big wall-sized computers evolved to the desktop computer, and then the desktop computer evolved to the laptop). now its the laptop evolving to the tablet

      • so you’re saying we should pay more for hardware / software that does less/ almost the same that my current lappy does? Also – if we have hardware that does all this already, why not improve what we have instead of just saying its a better experience because you’ve stripped out what you think JohnQ needs but somehow still marked the price up (sounds like another company i know)

        • Anonymous

          everybody knows that its expensive being an early adopter. just like it was expensive having the first generation of laptops, and the first generation of home computers. but all of that will change within a few years, just look at the price of laptops now compared to 10+ years ago and look at what laptops can do now compared to 10 years ago

          you have to think about it theoretically instead of as a niche product. they ARE improvements to the laptop, drastic improvements. better battery life (hopefully), more portable, no need for a mouse, keyboard and screen all in one (or Asus with the slide out keyboard), better screen resolution, always on, always connected, cheaper, less bulky software (“apps”) that has the same effectiveness as the desktop counterpart. basically its being developed to do more with less. we’re still in the early stages, but technology has evolved so much and so fast that we are able to get the normal computer processing power out of something smaller, more efficient and simpler to use. keep in mind its not stripped down just to deprive you (well, Android isnt, cant say the same for iOS), its stripped down so it can be rebuilt from the ground up to better handle how we use computers today and eliminate everything thats unnecessary from today’s computers/laptops

          • Pcguru30

            Let’s break this down a bit:

            more portable: Disagree.. netbooks can be just as portable.. I compared Asus’ swivel PC to the Xoom and the difference between the 2 was less than a pound.

            better battery life: Also debatable. If you get a netbook specced like a tablet you can get the same amount of battery life

            no need for a mouse and keyboard: True but also debatable on whether this is a good thing.. the swivel keyboard/tablet hybrid I think is best of both worlds because while I might not always have room for a keyboard everywhere, when I am at a place where I do, I would like the option of using it because keyboard input is largely going to be faster than a soft key input.

            Better resolution: There are netbooks that can match a tablets resolution

            always on/always connected: Only true with a tablet that has built in 3G/4G

            Less bulky software: There’s as much bloatware on android as there is on windows, but at least on Windows I don’t have to hack the firmware to get rid of it

            Also using a tablet puts you at the mercy of app developers.. While I understand this may be changing soon netflix STILL doesn’t have an android app.. Also, what about websites that use silverlight? to me your paying moer to do less because there’s only selective amount ofdevelopment currently for android wheras theres all sorts of development out there for windows.. as it stands right now tablets are like ipods were.. its a tech that makes you look cool thats about it.

          • skyyaa

            Ok, so pretty simple – JUST DON’T GET A TABLET. Why go to such lengths to explain to us (random people) why you don’t want something? What’s the point? Are you opposed to people getting stuff you don’t approve of, just on principle? We get it: Pcguru30 doesn’t think a touchscreen + Android is worth the trade-off in cost and specs when compared to a netbook (it just makes you “look cool”). “Tablets are expensive toys” is not exactly a new concept, but thanks for the mind dump.

          • Waknatious

            Did you run out of time? You went from laying out your points nicely to blithering idiot in the last 4 sentences. h4t3.

          • Really?

            Websites that use Silverlight? Are you kidding me? Apple cuts out Flash, and you bring up Silverlight?

            “Better resolution: There are netbooks that can match a tablets resolution”

            But does the netbook you were already using compete? Could it get anywhere near as good battery life? Are you going to tell me that it would run faster than the Xoom?

          • tobol

            are you serious??
            more portable: hell yeah! can you hold a netbook while walking, standing?
            no need for a mouse and keyboard: that’s improvement, a mouse is unproductive, the mouse has been always the point of entry to a keyboard or for launching an app, compare that to 10 fingers! the keyboard and mouse is unnecessary clutter, it consumes space when it is not even being used all the time..if technology evolves as i wished it to be, all the things we can do with a keyboard and mouse will be trumped considereably by touch
            bloatware:hell yea imporvement, downloading apps has one portal copmared to numberous cd installations bla bla bla

    • Anonymous

      But it has a barometer.
      /s

  • Anonymous

    This is like a Soap Opera, with a triangle love/hate situation
    Kellex/Droid Life is the Man
    Moto Xoom is the faithful loving beautiful wife
    Apple Hating Fanboys is the crazy stalking Mistress

    😛

  • Tenesejedd

    I’m curious to see what the Toshiba tablet pricing will be. It has very similar specs as the Xoom (as far as we know so far) and since it is wifi only (which is what I am interested in) I would guess it would come in lower than the Moto.

    • It would, unless the XOOM gets subsidized. It may be my choice if the XOOM does not drop back down in price.

    • Anonymous

      Ditto on the NI Adam (if the real ones don’t suck), albeit it doesn’t have the screen res. Still, sub $400 for an LCD, WiFi only, Tegra 2 with 1GB of RAM and all the other features (less the barometer) is enticing.

  • Ok, maybe then new numbers are in a separate data base and the registers have not been updated. Now I am going to go update my article. Nice chart by the way.

  • * Originally

  • Reillyfamily61

    Why pay the same price that you would for a decent laptop for what amounts to nothing but the cool factor? I mean if it was a few ( I.e. 5-600) that would be cool, but why pay premium price for something that has as much functionality as my phone that I’m already paying for?

    • Actually it has about the same (if not more) functionality as a netbook. But, if you don’t already have a great computer and are thinking about the XOOM, you should save $300 more and get a Mac. I have been without my iPad (sold it) for nearly a year, and by Tab is not cutting it.

  • Lakerzz

    Gotta admit…this all makes it kinda fun. Can’t wait for this most impressive device to be out already!!!!

  • Mithedhel11

    The disparity of the inequities is to exasperating to emancipate a cultivated reductionary response. I must relenquish my enthusiasm for a contractual rescue.

    • Guest

      Using all those big words is nice, but you should probably make sure to use the small ones properly (e.g. it’s ‘too,’ not ‘to’)

      • Mithedhel11

        That was the whole Jungian point to….o

    • Guest

      Using all those big words is nice, but you should probably make sure to use the small ones properly (e.g. it’s ‘too,’ not ‘to’)

  • ArrTooDeeToo

    Getting it with a contract isn’t going to save you any money, and in fact will cost you more. Say it’s $500 with a contract of 2 years. That’s $30 a month X 24 months. That comes out to $720 + the $500 you buy it for = $1220 total.

    Here’s what I want to see.

    $800 is for the LTE version
    $700 is for 3G+WiFi
    $600 is for WiFi ONLY

    I know they said the 4G LTE would be a software upgrade, but I don’t buy that. It has to have separate hardware. They would be stupid not to tier it in some way like the iPad is since most people who have iPads have the WiFi only version. Nobody in their right mind wants to be tied to a second contract when they already pay $30 for data on a phone.

    • Anonymous

      $600 for the wifi version is suicide. If they have a wifi edition, it needs to cost at least $500 unsubsidized. If that means “only” 16GB of storage, then be it.

      The LTE version will probably be a refresh with updated specs (1.2GHz 3D Tegra?).

    • Jawshua

      Yeah that price for Wi-Fi only would be a good start.

    • Lvickers55

      They never once said LTE would be software upgrade – its already been stated that its a hardware upgrade.

    • Julian

      Or this all is just a stunt from motorola…
      I mean look at publicity it gets.
      Hell of a stunt if you asked me…..

    • Anonymous

      Verizon doesn’t offer contracts on their data only packages, only month to month service.

      • Mr Burns

        If they subsidize it they would be stupid to not require a contract. That would not be a smart business move.

      • Anonymous

        Yes they do, if you’re using a MiFi or Cr48.

    • I would rather wait for the WiFi and tether it to my droid or my mifi card.

  • Even at $800, I’d buy it…

    • Pcguru30

      Or you could get the same processing power, and weight and more functionality out of a netbook and spend 300$ less

    • Pcguru30

      Or you could get the same processing power, and weight and more functionality out of a netbook and spend 300$ less

  • lochman

    battery life has to be at least 6 hours to compete with iPad.

    • Anonymous

      thought Jha from Moto already said 10 hours of video playback.

  • Anonymous

    At that price only the few android die hards will buy it. Such a shame. Sometimes I wonder what the thought process is behind some of these companies’ decisions.

    • Anonymous

      You obviously don’t know the American consumer very well. 18 months same as cash for all purchases over $429 at Best Buy.

  • Cliwat

    “I may have to stop posting until I get some actual good news,” theres a concept.

  • Anonymous

    maybe they’re just not telling you which one is unsubsidized pricing, subsidized pricing, and/or wifi only pricing

    • Anonymous

      probably because the only one that will exist is the price without a contract. Verizon doesn’t offer contracts for tablets, and they no longer offer them for netbooks. It’s pretty unlikely that they’ll make some special exception and offer a contract for the Xoom. As for the Wi-Fi only version, I highly doubt we’ll see that version in the US anytime soon. After all, Verizon paid big money to put that fancy little logo in the upper right corner. You really think they want a Wi-Fi only version competing with their version?

      • Anonymous

        i think its possible (for a wifi only version) since the Xoom isnt part of the DROID line. they put their logo on the Galaxy Tab as well and there’s a wifi only model of that

        • Anonymous

          There is not a Wi-Fi only Galaxy Tab available yet. It’s not coming out until later this quarter.

  • Just a thought, but price checks at Best Buy always (to my knowledge) display unsubsidized prices for phones and prices before certain kinds of specials for other products. So, for instance, if the sale price of an item is $50, it will show up as $50, but if the item is $60 and a package is applied at checkout to give the customer a gift card, rebate, or package discount of some kind, it will just show up on the price check as $60, and the discounts come when the cashier hits the Total button.

  • Anonymous

    Rediculous prices… locked bootloaders…. makes perfect sense to me…. 🙂

    Great job Motorola!

  • When I worked at Best Buy, the price fluctuated until the device was actually launched, it also was always listed Full Retail in RSS. I don’t know how they do it now. It’s still a beautiful and amazing device, and worth every penny if you want something that’s not an iPad.

    • lol great minds

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I think people are taking this way too seriously.

      I wouldn’t be surprised to see an $800 unsubsidized price tag with a $100 rebate. That’s how you get $700.

      The kicker is the SUBSIDIZED price. I bet Verizon could pull that price down to $500 with a 2 year 3G contract.

      • And they would be holding my cash in their hands if they did that.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, that makes sense. You would be willing to pay $480 over 2 years, on top of the $500 price?

          • Anonymous

            Couldnt u cancel th contract and only pay 200? Or is the fee more?

          • Anonymous

            I honestly don’t know what the early termination fee is for a tablet, since Verizon has never even offered a 2 year contract with a tablet. In fact, all the netbooks are no contract now too. I believe the ETF was $350 though. Anyway, there won’t be a contract term offered for the Xoom, so there won’t be a subsidized price.

    • Anonymous

      The real question here is, why wasn’t this person watching my Packers kick pussy bear ass at 2:57?

      • Anonymous

        Because he was waiting to watch a real football game. STEELERS BABY!

  • Upstreammiami

    Crazy alienware laptop is cheaper

    • Anonymous

      what, a laptop? thats so 2000

  • My emotions. My…emotions.

  • Anonymous

    Still getting it

    • Anonymous

      word.

  • koobie

    Maybe Motorola has been watching everyone in the Android community commenting on how $699 is way too low a price for the XOOM

    • Anonymous

      Haha classic.

  • Anonymous

    damn

  • Monique

    WTF!

  • Monique

    WTF!