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XOOM Pre-sale at Best Buy Moved to February 20? (Confirmed)

Last week, our friends at Best Buy told us that a pre-sale for the Motorola XOOM would begin on February 17th and when the landing page for it accidentally went live a few days later confirming that, most of us had already scheduled our Thursday trip to a store.  Well hold on to those car keys, folks.  We’re hearing now that the pre-sale may have been moved to the 20th to comply with some sort of Motorola request.

Update:  We’ve just received confirmation from Best Buy that the XOOM pre-sale has been pushed to the 20th.  You should also know that you won’t be able to re-activate the data package on this device whenever you like at no cost.  An activation charge will be enforced each time you re-activate.  

Cheers that dude and ____!

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  • Doug

    I will be getting the xoom when I get the funds together in March. I still like knowing when it comes out so I can really see if it’s as good as we’re being told prior to picking it up. I’ve wanted a slate PC for a while and seeing the xoom meant not going through apple, which is a plus because I’m not familiar with apple’s os. Besides an os named after bees has to be sweet!

  • Mii

    Whats the activation charge about ? and how much is it a month to keep this thing on a plan if you have nothing with verizon atm.?

  • RhodeRage

    Epic FAIL!

  • Brandonv Gillis

    Can somebody just call Ochocinco?

    He could give us a final word on the subject.

  • Parrotheadmjb

    when you go to bestbuy.com/xoom it shows two seperate results of “nothing” one for the 3g/4g and one for the Wifi only?

    • Joe

      Yes this is extremely odd, maybe nothing, maybe something.

  • http://www.casellaofficechairs.com/ office chairs

    I’ve been following from the day that I got my Moto Droid, with you personally answering questions about rooting it and how come you were a Braves fan, and I will keep on coming back after I get my Thunderbolt, if it’s ever released.

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  • Marshatherton

    thats cool. the people that have the money to waste on buying a giant version of a smart phone, go ahead. your cool walking around with your “pad” out….NOT. the one guy i saw with an ipad getting an android tablet that i talked to had a better chance of getting laid by a Cantonese prostitute than getting an american wife. like i said, they are cool…..but honestly……the superphone that you bought, does the same thing….

    dont get me wrong, im a huge fan of android/motorola, but…come on, concentrate on what you do best…making a bad a$$ phone. im waiting on my upgrade for the droid…the DROID BIONIC.

    • Anonymous

      My Droidx doesn’t have Honeycomb does yours, and you can’t honestly compare a 4.3 screen to 10.1. Lets be real, and if ppl get joy out of treating themselves to gadgets. Why, ran on their parade with negativity.

  • Ian

    Its the blackberry playbook not the xoom that the data news is concerned with.

  • kreAtive

    This is only for the Verizon version right? Not the WiFi?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4OTKVUHNADGVTVK457OEEPIASM Will

    How about all this release date news gets put on Release-Life.com so 1/2 of the posts every day aren’t Xoom or Thunderbolt release date speculation and rumors.

  • Anonymous

    well I figured it was kinda odd for bestbuy to run anything on a “thursday” anyway..figured it would be sunday so they can run the ad in the sunday paper..it’s better for me because I will be for sure the first one there when they open..contrary to what people think..These will sell out fast !!!

    • Anonymous

      Why, the triple post

  • Anonymous

    well I figured it was kinda odd for bestbuy to run anything on a “thursday” anyway..figured it would be sunday so they can run the ad in the sunday paper..it’s better for me because I will be for sure the first one there when they open..contrary to what people think..These will sell out fast !!!

  • Anonymous

    well I figured it was kinda odd for bestbuy to run anything on a “thursday” anyway..figured it would be sunday so they can run the ad in the sunday paper..it’s better for me because I will be for sure the first one there when they open..contrary to what people think..These will sell out fast !!!

  • Anonymous

    Can I preorder through Verizon and have them ship it to me for Thursday? New tablet and no trip to the store… life cannot be better than that.

  • WhizCaLeafAhhh

    Everyone who is thinking about the Xoom is silly… just get a phone with an HDMI out. With bluetooth connectivity, you can connect a keyboard and have the same functionality. Word.

    • Anonymous

      It’s tough to carry my 55″ TV around with me to take advantage of that HDMI out.

  • dannyjedi

    Does it come with a free package of LUBE?

    • josh

      No, u have to supply ur own

    • Kobe

      3G Zoom buyers are gonna take it right up the ole tail pipe. No lube. Not even a kiss…

      • Daniel Archibald33

        Hey Kobe, You spelled zoom wrong, it’s actually XOOM. Moron!! Stay in L.A.

      • Daniel Archibald33

        Hey Kobe, You spelled zoom wrong, it’s actually XOOM. Moron!! Stay in L.A.

    • Anonymous

      It comes with the lube, but you have to pay an application fee to use it.

    • Anonymous

      It comes with the lube, but you have to pay an application fee to use it.

  • Anonymous

    I personally just want to know if the damn thing is still coming out next Thursday!

  • Anonymous

    The re-activation thing is contrary to Verizon’s policy. I verified this a week ago with Verizon, and they stated that the activation is paid one time, even if you were to discontinue use of the device for a certain time period.

    • http://twitter.com/MaLloyd20 Matthew Lloyd

      They know hardly anyone will keep the data plan. They want to milk you upfront for all its worth. That said I’m still getting one opening day, walking out the door and canceling the data plan. I don’t think they can charge a full month of data for half a days usage.

      • Anonymous

        No, in fact, if you cancel within 3 days, they also have to refund the activation fee. You will only be responible for prorated data charges.

  • Marshatherton

    im sorry, i dont think many people out there are gonna buy a $700 dollar touchpad when they can have a cheaper/smaller/just as quick and doing the same things superphone. sure my OG droid doesnt have a 10 inch screen, but i can carry it in my pocket, not worry about it getting stolen, and watch movies on the 3.7 inch screen. Im waiting for the BIONIC. thats the cool phone. Sorry, ill hold off on the “XOOM” until its given to me, or comes WAY down on the price.

    • Anonymous

      You’re right, the 15 or so million people that bought tablets last year, had no idea what they were doing. Have fun watching movies on your 3.7″ screen, or reading books, or viewing documents without scrolling, or…

    • Anonymous

      Sorry but watching movies on that small a screen is just not eye friendly…my brand new ipod touch (4th gen)..pretty much collects dust..my dell streak 7 has replaced it.Can’t wait to get the Xoom..thing has a 10 hour battery life !!!

  • Anonymous

    “We don’t want to encourage customers to sign up and cancel a month later because we don’t not get the bounty unless the customer remains with the Verizon service for two months.”

    1. Was this written by a native Engrish speaker?

    2. I don’t think you’ll have to encourage anyone. People are smart enough to make that decision on their own.

    3. WiFi version or bust!

  • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

    Was there word on when the wifi one would hit? Possibly same day?

  • Kjplaysguitar

    Ann arbor best buy is reporting the same, also they will be located and taken care of with PC department and not best buy mobile. Its a $50 pre order.

  • http://twitter.com/apd123 apd123

    Could this get any dumber. Someone please hack this thing quick to bypass the required activation.

  • aookay

    I can confirm as a Best Buy Mobile that we received word today the presale would be delayed till the 20th.

    • (v)urphy

      Why?

      • aookay

        Its Motorola that made the move. It was out of best buys hands.

  • (v)urphy

    So, I just heard from my source that his source told him from his mom’s source that the XOOM would be up for pre-order tonight @ midnight at Walgreens. Do you believe me? We just might need a post on this.

    I love this blog, don’t get me wrong, but it’s been nauseating the last few weeks….can we make just one landing page for the XOOM and Thunderbolt that get updated with new info. My RSS feed is getting tired of the words “XOOM”, “Thunderbolt”, and “Best Buy”. Why would you believe anyone at Best Buy? Until we hear it from Motorola, HTC, Verizon, or even God Himself…STOP the insanity!!!

    • UGA414

      If by insanity you mean a ton of web traffic that helps Kellex get his Xoom and Thunderbolt at retail on launch day and keeps his pockets fat so that he can cover Android events and keep up the site, then I doubt it’ll ever stop. for every person, like myself, that can’t get enough Android news and checks this site obsessively, there is another just like you. Counters don’t discriminate between people, so just keep it coming and help Kellex out in your own way.

      Kellex, I’ve been following from the day that I got my Moto Droid, with you personally answering questions about rooting it and how come you were a Braves fan, and I will keep on coming back after I get my Thunderbolt, if it’s ever released.
      Let’s go Bravos!

    • Anonymous

      What else would the stories be about? Maybe Kellex should just shut down the site then since you’re saying that he shouldn’t report news and rumors.

      If you don’t like it, don’t visit the site I guess. Either that or filter your RSS feeds with a rule in Outlook (or whatever program you are using to get your feeds) based on those keywords that you don’t care about.

      • (v)urphy

        In other news, Google Reader for Android received an update today.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait for the WiFI version. I kinda want the Galaxy Tab 10.1 more though.

  • k6tcher

    I don’t think most of us were heading to Best Buy tomorrow anyway. So… meh.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    I so cant wait until this comes out!!

    not because I want one, but because I am sick of the stories revolving around the release date for this friggen thing

  • Bob

    The zoom will fail, the price is not justifiable and you also have to add 30 dollars a month so you will be paying for this device indefinitely.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, if your definition of “indefinitely” equals “until you cancel it”. You can literally cancel the data plan the minute you walk out the door. It is not a contract, it is month-to-month.

      • Anonymous

        not to mention if you cancel it with in three days you dont pay for activation or data for the first month

        • Anonymous

          I am pretty sure you still have to pay any flat fees (by the MB) for the data used during the activation of the device by the rep/seller.

          • Anonymous

            yes sir you would be correct, you will have to pay and pro rated data charges that were incurred before you cancel the data plan

        • http://twitter.com/SphericalPuma Alex Fischer

          Can somebody with knowledge give me the low-down on this whole verizon thing?

          For example: I walk into Best Buy to buy the Xoom, I pay for it, the activation fee, and a month of data. I have no intention of using Verizon, as I can tether my nexus S, so when I get home and get my Xoom set up, do I call Verizon to cancel my service….how does it all work? Also, once I cancel my service, Verizon can’t magically lock down the wi-fi can they? I know this sounds like a n00b question, but seeing as how motorola, bbuy, and verizon can’t give us anything official, i’d like to know clear and simple.

          • Anonymous

            Alex, yes you have it right. Go into a Best Buy, Verizon Store, Costco, wherever you buy the Xoom from. Upon purchase they will activate your device and you will HAVE to sign up for a month to month data plan. Once the device is activated the WIFI will work. Then simply call Verizon and cancel your data service, if you do this within 3 days of activation you will not get billed for an activation fee and the first months data plan. The only thing you could get charged for is an data incurred between activation and cancellation.

            As stated in the memo above, they store employees will not encourage this, or even tell you about it, but its well within Verizon’s cancellation policy.

      • http://twitter.com/MaLloyd20 Matthew Lloyd

        I don’t think they can actually charge you the full data plan either if you cancel immediately out the door. So it would be like half a days data plus your activation fee…right?

        • Anonymous

          if you cancel right away you wont have to pay the activation fee either, but i guess from what ive read now you will have to pay an activation fee everytime you activate 3g, which is fine b.c i will never turn it back on

        • Anonymous

          Actually, Verizon’s policy is that if you cancel the data service within 3 days, you are entitled to a refund of the activation fee, as well as a prorated refund of the data plan charges.

    • palomosan

      Get the WiFi version and stop complaining, that way you don’t have to pay the $30 monthly fee.

      • LeeInMKE

        Ooooh. Look at the pretty failboat! Wifi-only version is ONLY available in Europe – Q2 2011 (as far as anyone knows). Since most of us reading this are in the US, ain’t gonna work. But thanks for playing.

    • Achaeon

      You’re just full of wishful thinking arent you? I like how people like to use “it’s not justifiable” as their justification for the price dropping, when in reality they just WANT it to drop.

  • http://twitter.com/bbalz Brent Balzer

    … who gives a shit. pre-ordering 4 days prior to release? that’s not really a pre-order. Another worthless cover story on the Xoom.

    • Dshudson

      I agree, who cares, at 800$ these aren’t going to be flying off the shelves..

  • Atlbaird

    i talked to my local best buy today and they said there would be no pre orders because of the high price best buy wasent expecting to sell out they said there would be plenty

  • (v)urphy

    I can’t wait till these damn devices are out so we can get some other news.