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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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bhain3s Brandon Haines

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/bhain3s Brandon Haines

    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

  • http://www.facebook.com/bhain3s Brandon Haines

    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

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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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  • http://twitter.com/OMFGitsJUSTIN OMFGitsJUSTIN

    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.

      • http://twitter.com/OMFGitsJUSTIN OMFGitsJUSTIN

        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?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=615125234 Jack Doyle

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/OMFGitsJUSTIN OMFGitsJUSTIN

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

    • Dshudson

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

      • http://twitter.com/OMFGitsJUSTIN OMFGitsJUSTIN

        Then do us a favor.

  • 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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