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Motorola CEO Confirms $799 Pricing of XOOM, $600 for WiFi-only Version

If the half dozen reports we’ve had that the Motorola XOOM would come in at $799 weren’t enough, then maybe word from Moto’s CEO Sanjay Jha will stick.  Jha confirmed to Reuters that they plan to sell the device unsubsidized for $799 at Verizon and that a wifi-only version is also in the works and will retail for $600.  Well, then.  No mention of availability on the wifi-only version or if it would even come to the U.S., but with him placing a dollar value you on it, we have to assume it’ll be soon, right?

Everyone happy?

Via:  Reuters

Cheers Josh and Muddy B00ts!

  • Iixintervention

    if you buy the xoo with just wifi do you still have to pay monthly data packages?

  • Anonymous

    Alright, that’s more reasonable.
    Though, I still expect XOOM to lose this round. In order to win this tablet war, it has to cheaper and not obsolete compared to Apple.

  • Anonymous

    Alright, that’s more reasonable.
    Though, I still expect XOOM to lose this round. In order to win this tablet war, it has to cheaper and not obsolete compared to Apple.

  • Jawshua

    Although $600 is really high, I’m so glad they offer a wi-fi version, and for $200 cheaper! If I get a tablet anytime soon, the Xoom will the one I want now after learning that I don’t have to use 3G.

  • DBK

    Hey cheegan (sp?)……

    Wait for it….

    Waaaaait foor iiiiit……….

    …….TOLD YOU SOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • DBK

      Correct spelling is ckeegan. Close. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1414202721 Phillip Huang

    At least it is not $1200 or whatever that insane price was, but I still expect for it to drop in price when the iPad 2 is announced. Though… there may be an equal chance they will just leave it at $600/$799, then do some tricky marketing and try and make the iPad cheap and make the Xoom appear as a higher-class product, but seeing Motorola’s marketing dept. so far… not going to happen.

  • k6tcher

    Good.

    Great.

    Glad to hear this.

    Because it just means my Toshiba Tablet will be cheaper than $600 and still beat the Xoom.

    Thanks Moto.

  • http://www.facebook.com/victorstuber Victor Stuber

    $600 for wifi only? Theres no way this will compete against the iPad to the general public.

  • Hoodflix

    A $600 wifi Xoom sounds better than a $750 off contract Thunderbolt.

  • Anonymous

    still not getting one. i need to wait until the high end tablets get to 300 dollars because for 500 i can get a phone off contract which i would rather have or i could get a decent computer that can do a lot more than a tablet can. the only thing tempting me is the dell windows tablet/netbook i think it s called the duo because its at costco, can do all the things a real computer can, has a keyboard, and has a touch friendly skin

  • Anonymous

    still not getting one. i need to wait until the high end tablets get to 300 dollars because for 500 i can get a phone off contract which i would rather have or i could get a decent computer that can do a lot more than a tablet can. the only thing tempting me is the dell windows tablet/netbook i think it s called the duo because its at costco, can do all the things a real computer can, has a keyboard, and has a touch friendly skin

  • Anonymous

    If he’s quoting prices in US dollars for the wifi only tab it will hit the US.

  • Anonymous

    Now thats what I’m talkin about!

  • Anonymous

    Now thats what I’m talkin about!

  • Krayneeum

    It’s cool…but not cool enough for that kind of damage to my wallet!

  • http://twitter.com/drudometkin David R.

    Sign me up. $600 Wifi Xoom for me.

  • Brandonv Gillis

    So lets see…. lets create a new product with untested hardware and a brand new platform…. and we will make it $100 more than the product that currently holds all the market share.

    I’m sure it will be a big hit.