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Motorola XOOM Pre-Order Page Goes Up at Best Buy with $1199 Price Tag (Updated)

The Motorola XOOM site has gone live at BestBuy.com/Xoom and the world has officially come to an end, or at least that’s what my inbox is telling me.  The device is showing a price of $1199 and as far as I know, it’s not a mistake, at least for now.  Our sources at BBY have been telling us this number for a week now, but we’ve avoided it as the price likely won’t be anywhere near its 24th launch date.

Update: BestBuy.com/Xoom is now a dead page.  Whoops!   

You might remember the $799 price we confirmed through next Sunday’s ad?  As far as we know, that’s the price you’ll pay if this is to be your next tablet and if not, well, we aren’t going there because $1199 is not happening.  We’re hearing that the $1199 price is sort of the non-data price, but it’s hard to tell since the new landing page also mentions the “1 month data activation required.”

In related news, the pre-order starts on Thursday just like we said it would.  Of course, we better see that old $799 price return in a hurry or I doubt any of us will be taking advantage.  Trust me though, this will not be the price you pay on the 24th.  (God, I hope not anyway.)

Cheers to everyone who sent this in!

  • Brian

    Congrats, Motorola – I have zero interest in this now. Goodbye.

  • Anonymous

    Another reason why iPad is more promising…even though it doesn’t have the cool features like dual-core processing, 10.1 inch screen, front and rear cameras, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and other things, iPad 2 will take care of all that (except Honeycomb, of course) and it will most likely NOT be priced at $1,200, or $800 for that matter.

  • Lmbrocks

    It makes me wonder what type of drugs people are doing in boardrooms at Motorola and Best Buy? 1200 bucks for a tablet??!!! You can buy an awsome laptop with tons more capacity for much less!!! Well I know I will not be buying one, that is just rediculous pricing!!! I am a tech junkie and like my toys but that is way out of line. You would have to be pretty stupid to pay that much for that device. Very dissapointing to say the least.

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    Wow?

  • justin biebers mom

    Oy mama cita. My nipples feel tingly. Justin baby. Mamas callin for you

    • Tree Tops

      Lol easily the best comment of the night. lol props

  • justin biebers hairy mom

    i can buy a car alot cheaper then the price of the Xoom

  • Tjryan24

    Does anyone know if these preorders have to be done in-store, or are they available online?

  • Anonymous

    I’m more interested in the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Hoping the WiFi 16GB model is as cheap, if not cheaper than the iPad equivalent.

  • Anonymous

    I’m more interested in the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Hoping the WiFi 16GB model is as cheap, if not cheaper than the iPad equivalent.

  • Anonymous

    I’m more interested in the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Hoping the WiFi 16GB model is as cheap, if not cheaper than the iPad equivalent.

  • trumpet444

    I’ve always defended the $800 price but this is stupid (if true)

  • Ndjfkd

    I’ll stick with my brand new nook color already running honewcomb flawlessly. Although a camera would be nice, what do you expect for $250

  • Ndjfkd

    I’ll stick with my brand new nook color already running honewcomb flawlessly. Although a camera would be nice, what do you expect for $250

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Yeah nook color not that great

  • Anonymous

    I’d Pay that for 2 Xoom’s

  • Viper76269

    Thunderbolt > Xoom

  • Anonymous

    I’ll pick one of these up in 3 months for 500

  • Anonymous

    I’ll take two as long as the feds supply me with some of the money that they are printing up like crazy.

  • Obvious Sarcasm

    Wow…with price point set at ~$1200 and the lame commercial the XOOM is gonna “zoom” right into the history books as the fastest product to be discontinued due to lack of sales.

  • Jawshua

    Is today April 1st? If it’s not the price….. well yeah I don’t know…shittles from a unicorn.

  • Michaelborders

    INSANE!!!!!!

  • Headbanger51

    Dang…I’da paid $1198.99, but come on…$1199.99 is a RIP OFF!

    What a complete and total failure.

  • Masroor60

    finally…i am going to BB to buy it right now…good price than expected….NOT
    lol…the market ppl at moto should be fired soon come on ppl be realistic here 1200$ …what other choices i can get in this price range

    3D TV or
    Apple Macbook pro 13.3 or
    High end HP 3D laptop or
    Vocation or much more

  • Masroor60

    finally…i am going to BB to buy it right now…good price than expected….NOT
    lol…the market ppl at moto should be fired soon come on ppl be realistic here 1200$ …what other choices i can get in this price range

    3D TV or
    Apple Macbook pro 13.3 or
    High end HP 3D laptop or
    Vocation or much more

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IRXQUPRGYT353VRYHBW35SFHBM dustin

    bestbuy is gonna be pissed whenever we can put honeycomb on the low-end tabs

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IRXQUPRGYT353VRYHBW35SFHBM dustin

    bestbuy is gonna be pissed whenever we can put honeycomb on the low-end tabs

  • Balticzar

    Wow, can’t wait to dump Motorola. I’m seriously considering sending them a letter expressing that as well. Not that they give a rat’s ass but little old me. But…had an OG Droid and now a Droid X. So they’ve received a few dollars from me.

    Fed up with locked bootloaders and insane tablet pricing (even at $800). I was one of the small cogs in the wheel that helped them get off life support — but no more. Find another pocket to stick your hand in Motorola. Goodbye. HTC Thunderbolt here I come. And when I’m ready to upgrade from my Viewsonic G Tab I’m sure as hell not choosing a Moto tab. And the G Tab once rooted and modded is a damn good device for $300.

    Adios Moto, you wooed me back but now I see why I left ‘ya in the first place. Not sticking around anymore in this “abusive” relationship. Rather than being symbiotic this is more of a parasitic relationship. GOODBYE!!!!

  • Mr Carteratl

    I’d rather buy a macbook @ that price. hate it or love it….

  • Test

    This should make things easy for everyone. Now we don’t need to discuss Xoom, end of story. Talk to you guys later.

  • http://twitter.com/t3lancer2007 Daniel Simpson

    Good job Moto/Verizon, I will not be purchasing it now.

  • Parrotheadmjb

    Don’t know if anyone noticed but bestbuy.com/xoom is dead again. Still shows up on the site if you go to tablets or search, but the pre-order message at the top of the listing leads back to a dead link.

    • Test

      lol.. They made a mistake, The Price probably was suppose to be $1799

  • Anonymous

    Since the true date of sale hasn’t hit, im lead to believe the computer pricing program knows to lower the price for the sale on the date the sale starts. At least When i was in sales many years ago that’s the way our sale prices were. Full price during off sale weeks. Sale price only during a certain range of time.

    • DBK

      Hey baldypal, long time no see. :)

  • Test

    Does this tablet print money?

  • Beneathonyxskies

    Ok, can ANYONE justify this price? I’ve been one of those saying that 800$ was way too high and oothers defended it. I’d like to see them defend this…

    • Anonymous

      It’s not the real price, so what’s there to defend?

  • maqsr

    WTF ! ! ! ! At that price who would buy the XOOM. I had my eye on one, but now my vision is getting a alittle blurry.

  • Osman3321

    Looks like BB just deactivated the page for now.

  • Anonymous

    WHAT??? OH HELL NO!!!! I am expecting either a really big major marketing campaign for the Xoom, because at this price if the number of sells don’t come close to Apple or is a big dissapointment we could see the first major disaster from Moto with it’s pricing and lack of PR for this tablet.

    Atleast make the pricing comparable with Apple. but to go after the wave of Android and think everyone on the plante is going to stop and bay the Xoom is ridiculous with outrageous pricing. I think Moto and Verizon have drunken to much of thier own Koolaid

  • Anthony G

    No thank you motocrap.

  • Jimmy

    Maybe it’s so expensive because it comes with an OS that hasn’t even been announced yet. The headline states it comes with ‘LICORICE’!! Wow.. jumped from honeycomb to licorice!

  • Anonymous

    Jesus Christ. Motorola is really screwing the pooch this year.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NEOS2HO2ITOC6GKUN2Q4DZHZCA Daniel

    $799 is pushing it, $1100 means heck no

    • http://twitter.com/zaiger zaiger

      $1199 ;)

    • http://twitter.com/zaiger zaiger

      $1199 ;)

    • http://twitter.com/zaiger zaiger

      $1199 ;)

  • Marballe

    Seriously?? Are you expecting to compete with Apple at this price?? Motorola needs to wake up.
    People can simply buy two lowest config iPad at this price. I know that iPad is old; but iPad 2 is coming out soon and I don’t expect them to price much different than now….
    Also, instead of a semi-computer tablet, I can even just buy a real laptop or Macbook Air….

    Side note: I am not a fan of Apple. I don’t really have anything from Apple (except the iTunes and Quicktime)…. I just hate to see something can compete with Apple totally fall out when coming to pricing…