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Friday Poll: Ready to Buy a Motorola XOOM?

For some reason, we haven’t actually asked this question and maybe it’s because we’re still waiting for final pricing details, but I’m dying to know how many of our readers are actually ready to jump into the tablet game and buy a Motorola XOOM.  Pictures we have suggest that the price will land at $799 on launch, although there are rumors floating around which hint at a subsidized price of around $499.  This is supposed to be the first legitimate competitor to you-know-who and after getting our hands all over Honeycomb through the SDK preview, we can’t wait to pick one up.  What about you?

Will you buy a Motorola XOOM?

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  • Ry

    waiting for the wi-fi…. can’t wait!

  • Lmbrocks

    This is way over priced, you can get a sweet laptop that will do more for hundreds less!! I like tablets and when the prices become reasonable I will get one. I am thinking 300 bucks or around there. Just saw a nice laptop on QVC way more powerfull then any tablet for 500 bucks! To make it worse they want you to sign up for a data plan, thats nuts!! I have net at my home and on my phone and at my work for free, why pay for more when it is not needed at all!!

  • Terrencehicks

    Or Give me a WiFi – 3G/4G with an option to buy data like AT&T does with the iPad but I’m not signing a 2 year contract.

  • Bluemillion

    I keep looking at this insane 800.00 dollar price tag and I think to myself. There is no way. When the xoom gets released it will be cheaper than that. But it actually looks like they are going to do it. And if that is true, then myself, along with most other people will not buy the xoom for a ridiculous 200 dollars shy of 1000 dollars tablet and it will be deemed a failure. Looks like corporate greed wins everytime.

  • I’m waiting for a 7″ wi-fi only honeycomb device

  • furb

    if its $499 where does the line start!? and the *pad is on craigslist lol cant wait for this beauty!!

  • RL7189

    First of all to expensive $799 motorola knows where to shove that. locked bootloader they are crazy I came to the open source for a reason. Only want a wifi version don’t want to pay extra to verizon $20 for 1 or 2 gigs they must be out of there mind on my OG Droid I use 10 to 11 gigs a month I will be paying way over $20 a month. Motorola what are you thinking.

  • Tdub

    Android is missing a big opportunity to beat apple at the tablet game, they should be selling them cheaper than the ipad. People buy apple because they know the name, they should lower the price and introduce more people to android.

    • LinuxLover

      Actually, most Apple users tell you they’re willing to pay for the quality and customer service Apple provides. PC market became a race to the bottom where the consumer lost. I don’t want Android to go down the same path. Give us the quality hardware and good customer service. I’ll gladly pay the premium.

      • Vitodintino

        except in truth i havent really seen “premium” customer service or hardware from motorola. i love my droid x but before i rooted and flashed a custom rom, i had worlds of issues. i agree with you, but i don’t think this premium price is justified by that means.

        good thing I’ll be getting the xoom at $577 release day. 😀

  • I would definitely buy Xoom. It is expensive so I’m hoping that I can get my money’s worth. And why is Atrix under AT&T? I think it would be better to have it under Verizon.

  • Djenks24

    It would be mine if it had a phone that I could connect my Bluetooth headset to. It would be perfect for work. Construction manager, salesmen etc

  • Djenks24

    It would be mine if it had a phone that I could connect my Bluetooth headset to. It would be perfect for work. Construction manager, salesmen etc

  • Djenks24

    It would be mine if it had a phone that I could connect my Bluetooth headset to. It would be perfect for work. Construction manager, salesmen etc

  • Anonymous

    Done deal

  • Anonymous

    Done deal

  • Sparking22

    Weres the preorder button lol can’t wait for this

  • Anonymous

    I will wait for 2-3 months more and see what others will bring to the table. Tablet with NFC would be cool

  • Headbanger51

    Not having a WiFi only version will kill the Xoom and all but guarantee obsolescence to the iPad 1 and especially 2. Motorola needs to get their heads out of their a55es. I really REALLY want a Xoom…but I seriously doubt I’ll get one if I’m roped into ANOTHER data plan.

    • Anonymous

      Verizon does not offer 1 or 2 year contracts on tablets, and they market their data plans as “no obligation, month-to-month data plans, starting at $20 for 1GB.” Highly unlikely that the Xoom will require a 1 or 2 year data plan.

  • Needs Hulu and Netflix.

  • Obviousman

    F Motorola.

  • Anonymous

    NO reviews available. How could anyone say they will be buying one without knowing if it’s shit or if it’s good?

  • If I ever get a tablet, then it will be an iPad of some sort. The App store is what makes it awesome.

  • Anonymous

    everyone seems to have preconceived notions about honeycomb and its functionality (or lack there of) but all we have seen before is a preview video and a buggy SDK. so until there is a hands on of every feature or at least an official list of features you can all shove your hate for the xoom in a sack and sit on it. haha im more than likely gonna buy one. even though i have an ipad. which im not to fond of anymore. and still rocking the OG droid waiting on the bionic. oh and wi-fi version only+ bionic+hotspot equals win in my book.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know. There are plenty of sites that reported (from CES) that VZW stores with service centers would handle the upgrade. Why in the world would Moto want to take responsibility for return shipments?

  • Anonymous

    Apparently you and I have VERY different definitions of a “really good laptop”.

  • Love to.

  • I would absolutely get one. I just have to convince my boss that it’s a legitimate business device that I need for work 😉

  • Anonymous

    If there is a Wifi only version, then yes. If not, then I will wait for other devices.
    Pros: TEGRA 2 YAYYYYY
    Potential (yet unknown) cons: Locked bootloader

  • Tojiro

    I’d consider it if and only if it…

    * Was completely vanilla Android 3.0. No skins, no custom widgets
    * Didn’t have an encrypted bootloader (eFuse == No buy for me. Learned that the hard way with my X)
    * Had NO preloaded software from VZW or Moto, especially the non-removable variety

    If you want extra brownie points, let me get my updates over the air straight from Google (The only company I trust to be timely with their updates). THEN you have a real winner on your hands!

  • Jawshua

    I swear all these recent surveys are just a marketing tool paid for by Verizon. Which is fine but just be clear about it and state it.

  • Anonymous

    I will buy one as soon as they launch WiFi only or if the 1-year subsidized price looks attractive. Personally I rather get a 4G MiFi device unless this will do hotspot, can’t remember the spec now.

  • Steve Hillshire

    Only if wifi only version comes out…

  • Not interested in a data plan, so no. Additionally, Motorola can’t seem to make up their mind about whether or not we are going to get a big helping of blurry mess on it. So, no.

  • RanballX

    When you can buy a smokin’ hot laptop that can do everything and then some for the same money as todays best tablets there is no way in hell I would buy one. If it had the power, the memory, and the capabilities of a high end laptop in the same form as the tablets I would spend big bucks on it. Tablets = step backwards.

    • I don’t think tablets are meant to compete with laptops. And they shouldn’t. Tablets should compete with netbooks – cheap, simple, ultra-portable devices. Not a powerhorse, do-i-all descktop replacement device. But in order to be truly competitive tablets should be priced accordingly – $300-400 top. Top!

  • eddieonofre

    I will buy one only if it is unlocked
    and it will act as a laptop (word processing, better exchange application, etc)

  • I wouldn’t pay $799 for a mobile OS. I would though if it had Windows 7.

  • No thanks. I’ll continue to enjoy my Tegra2 Viewsonic G tablet (at half the estimated price of the Xoom), especially when Honeycomb gets ported to it within days of its release, thanks to the able and active development community over at XDA.

  • nope

  • The One

    I can’t afford to pay $600-$800 for a computing type device that’s not actually a laptop. The other problem is paying $499, then paying monthly data, then being locked into it for 2 years. If the monthly data was like 2GB for both 3G and 4G for $20/month, I could possibly swing that. $499.99 with a $20/month 3G/4G data of 2GB, is the most that I could possibly pay all around.

  • No, I will not buy because my new MacBook Air crushes it in every conceivable way. I have a dual core 1.4gz cpu, 4GB ram and a Nvidia gpu and 64gb of storage space and wireless N.

    • Anonymous

      But it’s not a laptop nor is it trying to be. If I’m going to get trashed for making legitimate comparisons, then you need to be called out for that nonsense. 🙂

      • Haha, can’t argue with that. In my defense they are both overpriced portable devices, the only difference is chicks dig the Air.

        • Anonymous

          The air is like a dog girls like it but the zoom is a puppy and girls are going to LOVE it! 🙂

        • Vitodintino

          chicks dig the air, and your wallet.

      • Haha, can’t argue with that. In my defense they are both overpriced portable devices, the only difference is chicks dig the Air.

    • Does it have a touch screen?

    • Steve Hillshire

      Only if you are locked into Steve’s ecosystem…

    • Steve Hillshire

      Only if you are locked into Steve’s ecosystem…

  • Bmchan

    Oh- one more thing. The iPad2 is prolly Jobs last effort (sorry bout that) and I bet it will blow the socks of this first Moto tablet. I love my Apple Touch and would consider a iPad2.

  • Bmchan

    Oh- one more thing. The iPad2 is prolly Jobs last effort (sorry bout that) and I bet it will blow the socks of this first Moto tablet. I love my Apple Touch and would consider a iPad2.

    • Anonymous

      Even if the iPad2 has better hardware then this, it’s still iOS vs Android 3.0, android wins.

  • Sean27030

    I’ll probably wait see if they develop a Honeycomb ROM for the Viewsonic G-tablet. .. pretty much same device but WIFI ONLY and crap load cheaper….

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, other than the lower resolution screen, half the internal storage, half the RAM, lower resolution front cam, and lack of a rear cam. But yeah, pretty the same device.

      • Sean27030

        FOR $200+ I can deal with the differences… and come on.. seriously.. the only REAL noticible diff will be in the RAM… and that you’ll have to use a docking station for HDMI out on the G-tab…
        negligible diff of res with it being a 10″ screen.. and the 1.3mp camera is fine for video chatting, unless you’re planning on home porn..lol, more and you’re gonna cut down your band width to where it’ll interfere with the functionality… and i’m am so gonna laugh my a$$ off at anyone i see whipp one of these things out to take a pic or a video at over 2lbs THAT”S not gonna last long… my Droid X will suffice for any such endeavors.. 🙂

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, other than the lower resolution screen, half the internal storage, half the RAM, lower resolution front cam, and lack of a rear cam. But yeah, pretty the same device.

  • Bmchan

    Too many tabs coming out in the next 90 days. Impossible to do a cost/benefit analysis unitl the others come out. A price drop is inevitable. I am never an early adopter.

  • Bs_thinker

    Why buy an expensive tablet when there is the multi function atrix which will do very similar things and is a phone at a subsidized price of $150? I want to carry fewer items that do more. The atrix will get me down to one device instead of three.

    • Anonymous

      I see your point but the major reason most of us want this is for honeycomb, not just because its a large android device.

    • Anonymous

      Because the atrix requires most people on this site to switch over to att which would cost a couple hundred then buy the phone for a few more and then the stand alone laptop attatchment for a couple more and your looking roughly at the cost of a new tab… not to mention no 4 g with att…

  • I like the idea of replacing all my gizmos with an atrix and a handful of dock. The xoom doesn’t seem to fit in there. Its a super sexy device though, I might use the atrix for big-screen TV and the xoom on my couch for whatever else.

  • Tfelty0

    If it could replace my laptop then I would buy one. But at $799 and all it will do is the same thing my phone will do, I say this is way over priced. I do not need another mobile device. I need to replace something. A person can only USE so many devices. I agree, the tablets are a better experience than a laptop, but it absolutly cannot replace it.

  • Uncle paul

    locked bootloader=eat the brown stuff…..

  • Jawshua

    Yeah just like everyone else I’m not interested unless it comes in a wi-fi only package. And I’m definitely not paying 700 bucks for one, I could get a really good laptop for that much.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll buy a WiFi-only version for $500. No interest in a monthly data plan.

  • Ed

    Way overpriced

  • Anonymous

    you should also put in the vote “will purchase when comes pre-installed with 4G” BC I have no intrest in buying one now just to have it upgraded to 4G later prob by some VZW rep making 10 bucks an hour screw it up. Ill just wait till it comes out of the box with 4G. Especially for the money I would be dropping on one.

    • Anonymous

      You’ll actually have to send it back to Motorola who will make it 4G-ready.

      • Anonymous

        really ??? i wonder what their anticipated turn around time would be. this to will now play in my decision. thanks for the info kellex

      • xyzlene

        correct, and then blur it up. that is what moto said at ces. vanilla first. 2nd ota with blur!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tabe

    Should have included a “I’m waiting for a WiFi-only version and to see if the device is unlockable”. That’s my vote.

  • TheSonicEmerald

    There’s too many things coming out!! But I still want it!

  • Anthony G

    The more I look at it, the more it reminds me of windows.

  • WarmanNC

    Too darn expensive

  • ArrTooDeeToo

    I voted no. I was excited about the XOOM at first, but the lack of an entry level model is forcing me to wait until it’s cheaper or there are more options for pricing.

    You can read my thoughts here –> http://tinyurl.com/4fzapbt

  • Sep

    Sony’s NGP actually destroyed my previous enthusiasm for media tablets. I’ll have to wait and see now.

  • Uncle paul

    Buy a Viewsonic g tablet for $350-$375 root-custom rom-honeycomb when its ready.
    thats the closest i will get.. same tegra 2 proc.

    F-moto and the high price and who needs another monthly bill im already shelling out $160 a month for 2 droid x’s… I mean come on how many MORE bills can anyone afford anymore?>

    • I hope Viewsonic will re-release their tablet with honeycomb

    • Anonymous

      Verizon does not offer 1 or 2 year data plans for the Galaxy Tab or iPad/MiFi. They market their tablet data plans as “no obligation, month-to-month data plans, starting at $20 for 1GB.” (I should really save a document with that, so I don’t have to keep typing it)

      • Uncle paul

        Its still $350 too high in price when you can buy similar power for $375.

        • Uncle paul

          And a WIDE OPEN bootloader…

          • Anonymous

            It’s a bit premature to be claiming the Xoom has a locked bootloader at this point.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, and you’re comparing it to a tablet with lower screen resolution, lower front-facing camera resolution, no rear camera, half the RAM, and half the internal memory.Between those things, I would definitely be willing to pay more for the Xoom, not to mention the fact that it’s a Google Experience Device with vanilla Honeycomb out of the box.

    • xyzlene

      n0ok nooky nook. 250.00 wifi with cyanogen running h.comb. its a no brainer.

  • HELL NO for that cash i can buy one way better laptop.

  • I would LOVE to, but can’t afford it. That’s way out of my price range.

    Wait, I have an idea! Droid Life should give one away in a contest! *crosses fingers*

  • Anonymous

    It’s interesting, every single poll I’ve seen with the same basic question, comes in with 30-40% yes answers. So, if people that check these sites represent 25% of Android owners in the US, and 1/3 of them are definitely getting the Xoom, then that should be roughly 1.5 million units (in the US only). I personally don’t think that’s a bad start for something that’s not even truly in the public eye yet. And if we only represent 10% of the Android users in the US, that’s still like 700,000 units.

    Can’t wait til launch day myself.

  • Anonymous

    It’s interesting, every single poll I’ve seen with the same basic question, comes in with 30-40% yes answers. So, if people that check these sites represent 25% of Android owners in the US, and 1/3 of them are definitely getting the Xoom, then that should be roughly 1.5 million units (in the US only). I personally don’t think that’s a bad start for something that’s not even truly in the public eye yet. And if we only represent 10% of the Android users in the US, that’s still like 700,000 units.

    Can’t wait til launch day myself.

    • I believe 700k is exactly the number Motorola said they’re expecting to sell in Q1.

      I know I’ll be one of those people.

    • I believe 700k is exactly the number Motorola said they’re expecting to sell in Q1.

      I know I’ll be one of those people.

  • i’d love to get one…but there is no way i’d be able to afford one right now they need to lower the price down a couple hundred for me to even consider it….and then probably even more for me to get permission from my wife (who would think it would be a waste of money to begin with),

  • i’d love to get one…but there is no way i’d be able to afford one right now they need to lower the price down a couple hundred for me to even consider it….and then probably even more for me to get permission from my wife (who would think it would be a waste of money to begin with),

    • Assuming you’ll let her use it, she’ll quickly change her mind 🙂
      I do expect the price will go down as soon as there is more competition. The Galaxy Tab pricing has come down to veeery reasonable levels in a very short time.

      • no she could care less about it. the only thing that she might MIGHT use on it is angry birds…or maybe some other puzzle type game. but other then that she’d never even want to touch it. she actually basically hates computers as a whole. only sees them as necessary for school and work. me on the other hand. i actually work in the IT field so i love them ha ha. but yeah she doesn’t even like messing with my phone which is an OG Droid

  • my birthday is in April, so I know i’m gonna grab the wi-fi Xoom. everywhere on my college campus has wi-fi so i’m set 😀

    • Anonymous

      Hope you plan on grabbing it somewhere other than the US, because I can pretty much guarantee that Verizon isn’t going to let Moto sell a Wi-Fi only model here in the US anytime soon, especially not one that is cheaper than Verizon’s version.

  • Yes, regardless of price/contract. I’ve been holding out for a good Android-based tablet, and here it is.

    Yes, laptops can do more and I’ll continue to use my laptop quite a bit. However, this will be great for showing designs to clients over lunch, keeping up with email while my girls are at taekwondo, and handy to have down at the pool in the summer.

    It’ll also be nice to have in the evenings when I’m just watching TV. I switch between my phone and laptop in there, but neither is a good fit. This should fit perfectly.

    I certainly don’t need it, but I want it and I can afford it, so I’m getting it! 🙂

    • Oscardhn99

      “I certainly don’t need it, but I want it and I can afford it, so I’m getting ;)”
      same reason im getting an android tablet, i would like one with a nice keyboard though or an atachable keyborad, im digging the asus slider more, but idk this is gonna be the flagship. At least with a keyboard i can justify and say i need it for my classes lol

  • I can’t justify paying that much money for the device I don’t really need. I’ll wait for something seriously cheaper.

  • Heck yes. Day one.

  • Anonymous

    I’m going to wait to see if they do indeed give any away at Google IO. I’m considering getting one though.

  • i’m not really interested in tablets as a whole. i’ve used the competitor tablet, as well as the galaxy tab (briefly), and i don’t find it any more convenient that my phone (in fact, it’s a little less convenient, because when i am done using it, i can’t just slip it into my pocket).

    what i am really interested is in that laptop dock the atrix will have. i can’t wait until every phone does that (and until google actually supports this feature, because i’m sure motorola will mess it up in some way).

  • Anonymous

    I am going to probably wait to see what the competitors come out with, before taking a leap. In the mean time I’m ready for my Tbolt.

  • Exactly what I did

  • Exactly the reason tablets are stupid. They are not a computer or full on laptop replacement. the only thing that comes close is a Win 7 Tablet(and their just to buggy) The Ipad is dumb so is the Galaxy Tab and so are every other tablet that gets produced without a full on operating system. My hp Dv6t is just as light but its almost 8x more powerful. and it fits in my bag just as one of these stupid tablets and has way more options such as software hardware capabilities just dont even come close. Skip the tabs buy a laptop its like an extra 100 bucks talk about bang for your buck

    • Tablet is ok as a supplemental device (i.e. toy), but for that price… no.

    • Tablet is ok as a supplemental device (i.e. toy), but for that price… no.

  • Raven

    Sorry, I am not even going to look at a tablet until it is unsubsidized and under $400.

    For $800-$1200 I would much rather get a screaming new quad-core laptop with the latest Nvidia mobile graphics.

    • Anonymous

      I hear ya, it’s just Honeycomb is so delicious looking.

      • There will be other tablets with Honeycomb.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah but this is the flagship device. Also it’s the first.

          • Anonymous

            Which means it will also probably be buggy.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah but this is the flagship device. Also it’s the first.

      • There will be other tablets with Honeycomb.

  • As much as I love gadgets, I STILL don’t see a need a tablet in my life. Between laptops, netbooks, and smartphones, I think I’m all set for the time being…

  • Anonymous

    Waiting for the LTE version, It’s a bit expensive but it’s a luxury “I GOTS TA HAVE IT!” “I JUMP IN IT”

  • Anonymous

    Buying one on launch day, I think I’ve made that obvious on past Xoom stories over the past few months.

  • Chris M.

    I will only buy a wifi version. I already pay enough cell phone bills. I don’t understand no wifi version right out of the chute. Is it Motorola’s job to sell tablets and promote the Motorola brand? Or is their job to promote Verizon?

    • Anonymous

      Here we go again… Verizon does not offer 1 or 2 year data plans for the Galaxy Tab or iPad/MiFi. They market their tablet data plans as “no obligation, month-to-month data plans, starting at $20 for 1GB.” (I should really save a document with that, so I don’t have to keep typing it)

  • Just waiting on the BIONIC, baby!

  • Thehaggis

    It’s way too expensive, for what it is. Bring it down to 499$ and I’d consider it.

    • Anonymous

      You’re right, they should definitely charge less for the Xoom with no contract, than they do for the Nexus S with no contract ($529).

  • Wayne W.

    I am ready to buy 1, but at a lower price point. Also I only want a wi-fi only tablet I haven’t a need for 3G on it.

    I personally don’t see why something like this is going to cost 799 or 499 subsidized when say Nintendo is releasing a 3D no glasses device for 350 and sony will probably release a NGP device similar cost with 3G.

    Ok so the screens are smaller but they can both play movies, will both have a web browser maybe it sucks ok… but the devices are similar yet price is jacked on the XOOM becuase it’s being sold through a mobile phone company.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe just maybe, and this is simply a guess, but Nintendo might make a tiny bit of money from all the games you’ll be buying for that 3DS. Just a thought.

      • Wayne W.

        Right but tech is tech, whether its a console or a tablet… just because royalties will come in the form of games doesn’t mean the tech is any different. Tablets can bring in money from licensed add ons such as approved memory cards, power cords, etc or they’re own native apps.

        Another difference is since this is Motorola, unlike Nintendo where the 3Ds won’t have bloatware we can’t uninstall. I’m willing to bet somewhere on the XOOM Motorola will have gained money say by a contract with Blockbuster to put their app on this device.

        Now one side seems a bit lopsided imo.

        • Anonymous

          This is a Google Experience Device, Moto isn’t touching the software, and they’ve confirmed this.

      • Wayne W.

        Right but tech is tech, whether its a console or a tablet… just because royalties will come in the form of games doesn’t mean the tech is any different. Tablets can bring in money from licensed add ons such as approved memory cards, power cords, etc or they’re own native apps.

        Another difference is since this is Motorola, unlike Nintendo where the 3Ds won’t have bloatware we can’t uninstall. I’m willing to bet somewhere on the XOOM Motorola will have gained money say by a contract with Blockbuster to put their app on this device.

        Now one side seems a bit lopsided imo.

  • I may consider it after the prices starts to drop… if something cooler hasn’t grabbed my attention

  • For $799, will it do my laundry? If so, I’ll buy it.

    • Anonymous

      And cook my dinner, and feed my animals and wash my car and suck my………… cobwebs out of the corners of my room (see what I did there? lol)

  • Dshudson

    Yes, I will be buying XOOM as well as the Thunderbolt. Give the DX to my mom.. I will probably get the DX2 when that comes out.. Looking forward to the XOOM..

  • Rocktoonz

    tablets are just toys, I see (personally) no real need for them, so I’ll wait until I either need one or have the extra money to just have a new toy.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe for you, but I can think of A LOT of professions that would benefit from having a tablet, mine included.

  • Anonymous

    Ill wait for a tablet that makes my jaw drop to floor. Kinda like jim carrey on the mask.

  • Toonz

    Wifi only or FAIL

  • Anonymous

    I think the 20+ million people who bought them last year, may indicate that there is a market. Last time I checked though, I couldn’t find any laptops with capacitive touchscreens.

  • Jordan

    With gas rising Im not buying this over priced crap, now i would buy a new 3.0 phone but tablets are dumb just buy a laptop it will always do more then a tablet can. under that crisp ui is still just a mobile phone that doesnt make calls. 799 you can keep it. now come out with a cool new phone same specs and i would get that but really who cares about tablets.

    • I care about tablets. They’re a much better everyday experience. I still have my laptop for things I can’t do on the tablet, but I hardly ever use it. I’ll take a Xoom, thanks 🙂

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. I got an Asus eee 1005ha and I would gladly ditch it for a nice 7″ or 10″ tablet, the thing can barely do anything. All I use it for is to take notes in class (which should be done completely by next fall) and browse the web, considering that’s all it can handle. Plus I’d rather use a tablet than a laptop while chillaxin on the couch 😀

      • JORDAN

        so what can you do with the tablet that you cant with a DROID PHONE????

  • Mike

    I hope Motorola understands that a wifi only version would only help with sales of this tablet. Have they not done any research in iPad sales? The wifi versions sell much better. Also the Nook 3G version is being discontinued. If that’s not an indication of what people want then I don’t know what is. I’m afraid all of these Android tablets will be tied to carriers and that isn’t going to make for much competition to the iPad. We haven’t even seen the wifi only version of the Galaxy Tab, so I am a little worried.

  • I’m in. $800, $700, subsidy, no-subsidy – I am in. If nothing else it will make a wonderful rectal probe for the people I know who own you-know-whats.

  • Yea I’m kinda the same way if I can justify the price tag im in there but at this point my wife would probally take me to the doctors for meds if I told her hey can i buy this 800 dollar tablet ^_^

  • Firelight

    Gimme WiFi only for ~$500 and then we’re talking.

    • Octotron

      I totally agree…. Why is everyone trying to lock us into more and more data plans?

      • Anonymous

        Cuz they’re money grubbing a-holes!

      • Anonymous

        Verizon doesn’t even offer 1 or 2 year data contracts on the Galaxy Tab or iPad/MiFi. They even market their tablet plans as no obligation, month-to-month.

        • Bleeping

          Not true…

          • Anonymous

            Actually, it is. Did you even check before you responded? At least provide
            some proof with your rebuttal if you’re going to bother posting a response.

            —–Original message—–

    • Anonymous

      My thoughts exactly! I already have one 3g contract, why do I need another?

  • Yes, I am ready to buy the Motorola XOOM…if I had the money, but since I don’t, can’t buy it yet.

    But I will buy it in 3-4 months..absolutely.

    And as always, I don’t ‘NEED’ it, but I ‘WANT’ it, which paying that much for something I don’t really need but I really want, can be justified.

  • Beneathonyxskies

    If there’s a cheaper, WiFi only version than most likely yes. If not, then probably no. I’ll either wait and see what the Galaxy Tab 2 and the HTC tablet have in store for us or just buy a Tab 1.

    • Branshaw09

      My thoughts exactly!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to have one, but I can’t afford it

  • I was ready to jump on the honeycomb tablet bandwagon until I saw the Playstation NGP… now my money is probably gonna be going elsewhere.

  • Anonymous

    Still haven’t decided. It is the only Android tablet worth a damn IMO but if it comes out at $600-$800 and that is the cheapest option without a contract it is DOA. I want a Wi-Fi only option at a maximum price of $550. If Motorola can’t hit that, it is DOA.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. As. A photographer I am drawn more and more to the ipad. If android doesn’t hit with some wifi only options soon… I am off to buy an ipad. As it is the apps for photographers suck on android.

  • Mike

    Frustrated that we don’t have a release date yet. I have a 13 hour flight on Feb 26 and want to have it by then!

  • Mike

    If there’s a wifi only version then yes please!

  • Anonymous

    Can I afford it right now? Not really. Do I need it right now? Not really.

    Am I ready to buy one anyway? Yes! I can’t wait!

    • Mrpicolas

      Lol…. you have to have everything

      • Anonymous

        Yes indeed. I have a bad case of ADD… Android Device Disease. 🙂

        • Mrpicolas

          Lol.. send it to me I’m the cure I promise (quietly changes address so no
          one can find me) jk

  • NewsWorthy

    I like that supposed subsidized price.
    ~ Slim ~

    • Anonymous

      +$480 in data plan costs? I’m much rather pay $799 than $979 over 2 years.

      • I think you’re forgetting that he might actually want the data plan for 2 years. If you bought yours off contract and then paid for a data plan, then it’d be $1279…

        • Anonymous

          Good point, didn’t think about it that way.

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to wait and see what HTC comes out with. HTC has incredibly (no pun intended) better customer service than Motorola and their products tend to be much more polished.

  • I think it’s too big. I’m waiting to see what the Galaxy Tab 2 is all about.

  • I can’t justify paying that much for something I don’t need, but I really wish I could.

  • Anonymous

    If it came in a wifi flavor and was less than $600, yes. But not now.

    • Anonymous

      I am with you. Where is the wifi only android pad. Not everyone wants a 3g plan outside of their phone.

  • Anonymous

    I honestly might go with a WebOS tablet if its cheaper. I’ll wait for the next round of Honeycomb+ tablets later on,