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Motorola XOOM will be Available for $599 on Contract at Verizon?

We’re hearing whispers that Verizon might have just OK’d a subsidized price on the Motorola XOOM for those not interested in purchasing it outright at $799.  How does a $599 price point sound with a 2-year contract?   We asked what you guys thought on Twitter just a few minutes ago and are seeing lovers and haters of the idea, so feel free to weigh in here.

No idea how they would structure this with a data plan, but the idea is at least a little intriguing.  And no, I haven’t heard anything about a wifi-only version.

Oh, and on a semi-related note, we’ve got word that the Galaxy Tab is about to drop to $299.

We’ll continue to update this as we have more…

Cheers Spaniard!

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  • Gael Curry

    I think a tablet would be great around the house – personal browser for your chair or bed. But as such, I’d want wifi and a good wireless router.

    I also think that a tablet is too big, bulky, easy to steal when out and about, and can’t see using it as a phone. So no need for 3G/4G for that usage either.

    So I will wait for wifi-only tablets, like Xoom, at half the price. It’s a toy, not critical.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve had my iPad for 4 months now. It was $500. I never ever missed 3G. Tablets are too big and heavy to be more portable than a small laptop – which is much more useful. They are primarily a coffee table entertainment device for the majority of people – that makes paying for a 3G radio and being locked into a plan a waste of money. And if I need 3G, I can always set up a hotspot on my DroidX.

    3G is a waste on an iPad and a waste on a Xoom for most. That is why Verizon and BB are forcing people into it and not giving them a choice.

  • Brendan

    Thank god. Almost pre-ordered.

  • Guest

    Over priced toy for tools.

  • http://twitter.com/TheSyberGroup TheSyberGroup

    On contract the Xoom would be more palatable at $400.00.

  • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

    Man that sucks for anyone that bought the Galaxy tab. It’s a good device, but there’s just so much good stuff coming out now that blows it away.

    I have a Nook Color and am wanting to get rid of it already to get one of these tablets in the next month or two.

    • Anonymous

      Lol the dell streak 7 beats the galaxy tab…

  • Booboolala2000

    Figure by the end of summer wifi version will probably be $499.

  • Booboolala2000

    WiFi only please. Not gonna be carrying this thing around much anyway. If I need to, will tether.

  • Derickmc84

    Hey kellex. This is off topic for this post but xda has an Incredible S RUU and a functioning port for the Incredible already. Just wanted to let you know. I can’t link it because I’m on my phone but search the incredible android dev thead and you’ll find it. :-)

  • Anonymous

    I would rather upgrade my phone to 4G and tether my Xoom to it.

  • Anonymous

    I’d rather have a wifi only model.. and want that one to be cheaper too….

  • Anonymous

    So quick question guys. I need your help, PLEASE! When moving on from my OG Droid and going to the Galaxy S I left behind my favorite notification tone of all time which is MOONBEAM. I really loved that tone and miss it dearly for my Twitter notification. Does anybody know where I can get it? Kellex? Anybody? I would greatly appreciate it! Sorry for being off topic.

    • Anonymous

      Try the ringtone pack from the atrix that was posted yesterday. Might be in there since its a moto phone.

      • Anonymous

        I did, not there. :-(

    • Xraytedjim

      xFenixKnightx

      I have the moonbeam notification from my droidx. Send me an email at xraytedjim at yahoo dot com and i’ll email you the file.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks man just sent it!

  • Rlarson_Mn

    I am still waiting to see the price of a wifi only version. 90% of IPad sales since it’s release have been for the wifi version only. You would think Motorola could read like we can.

  • Vitodintino

    I really, realllly hope they start coming out with some quality apps, preferably a larger selection than Angry Birds and Dungeon Defenders. The apple app store is riddled with hundreds of high quality games and as much as I want this tablet, it’s worthless without content!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Sevchennko Steven Antunez

    Now available for Pre-Order on Wirefly.com :D

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

      Whoops, NVM, i found it

    • Anonymous

      Got mine in at Wirefly and shortly after they pulled it from the site. I am wondering about the Wirefly Instant Savings Discount policy, which they state that if you cancel service within 6 months you are subject to up to a $300 fee. It’s confusing because the Verizon contract is month-to-month and I’m paying full retail price for the device.

  • Anonymous

    That’s a romantic way of looking at it, that they don’t “require” you to do it. However, marketing is romantic, and suggestive guidance might as well be a gun to your head. Yes, we have the choice, or do we? Sure we do. Really? Maybe it’s a shell game. It takes a truly subjective nature to admit marketing wins in many scenarios but at any rate, whether in the tablet arena or some other facet of life…it does. So yea, they are not forcing the data plan, but if you want WiFi…you have to get it. They are not forcing the data plan, but if you want to use the tablet for anything other than a paperweight, you’ll get it. I do get what your naked point is, I just don’t think it applies in this theater. We’re unkies waiting for a fix.

  • Anonymous

    That’s a romantic way of looking at it, that they don’t “require” you to do it. However, marketing is romantic, and suggestive guidance might as well be a gun to your head. Yes, we have the choice, or do we? Sure we do. Really? Maybe it’s a shell game. It takes a truly subjective nature to admit marketing wins in many scenarios but at any rate, whether in the tablet arena or some other facet of life…it does. So yea, they are not forcing the data plan, but if you want WiFi…you have to get it. They are not forcing the data plan, but if you want to use the tablet for anything other than a paperweight, you’ll get it. I do get what your naked point is, I just don’t think it applies in this theater. We’re unkies waiting for a fix.

  • Anonymous

    600 bucks on contract with VZ, 800 without (give or take 99c) God help me but “without” still smells better. Also, the user manual is out, looks pretty simple in terms of internals, I wasn’t all that impressed and still will have to touch the damn thing to figure out if it’s going home with me. (did that just sound like a cheap Saturday night)?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marco-Figueroa/1517861762 Marco Figueroa

    hahahaha you are right =]

  • Stephen D

    I can get an Alienware M11X for that price….still too expensive.

    • http://www.agrstech.com Zephaniah

      Your right, am I going to buy one? Yes. iPad was crap, this should “reinvent” the tablet.

  • http://www.agrstech.com Zephaniah

    Sweet. Now I won’t feel like a jack hole for buying one.

  • Anilraj420

    theres no point it this if u have wifi thether on your cell phone y would u need data plan for tablet

    • http://www.agrstech.com Zephaniah

      Because if you can’t tether your phone (don’t have the plan, too lazy to root, or your battery is dead dying) you still have access. Also, you lose quite a bit of speed with a wireless tether.

    • Anonymous

      I have my phone rooted and have WiFi tether and it’s still a PITA to have to deal with it and it gobbles up batter power like no ones business. When I’m out and about the last thing I want is my phone to go dead. I think a data plan would be nice, just turn on and go, no screwing around. If I want to show a buddy something I don’t have to be all, “oh, just wait, let me grab my phone, enable WiFi tether, connect my tablet, and hope it works”.

      This is why I’m thinking the cheap $20 per month data plan would be nice for quick on the go things. If I really want to sit down and consume media or am in a car with someone, on a plane, or somewhere I have power for my phone I will tether with that and use the unlimited data it provides.

    • Anonymous

      I have my phone rooted and have WiFi tether and it’s still a PITA to have to deal with it and it gobbles up batter power like no ones business. When I’m out and about the last thing I want is my phone to go dead. I think a data plan would be nice, just turn on and go, no screwing around. If I want to show a buddy something I don’t have to be all, “oh, just wait, let me grab my phone, enable WiFi tether, connect my tablet, and hope it works”.

      This is why I’m thinking the cheap $20 per month data plan would be nice for quick on the go things. If I really want to sit down and consume media or am in a car with someone, on a plane, or somewhere I have power for my phone I will tether with that and use the unlimited data it provides.

    • Anonymous

      I have my phone rooted and have WiFi tether and it’s still a PITA to have to deal with it and it gobbles up batter power like no ones business. When I’m out and about the last thing I want is my phone to go dead. I think a data plan would be nice, just turn on and go, no screwing around. If I want to show a buddy something I don’t have to be all, “oh, just wait, let me grab my phone, enable WiFi tether, connect my tablet, and hope it works”.

      This is why I’m thinking the cheap $20 per month data plan would be nice for quick on the go things. If I really want to sit down and consume media or am in a car with someone, on a plane, or somewhere I have power for my phone I will tether with that and use the unlimited data it provides.

    • Anonymous

      I have my phone rooted and have WiFi tether and it’s still a PITA to have to deal with it and it gobbles up batter power like no ones business. When I’m out and about the last thing I want is my phone to go dead. I think a data plan would be nice, just turn on and go, no screwing around. If I want to show a buddy something I don’t have to be all, “oh, just wait, let me grab my phone, enable WiFi tether, connect my tablet, and hope it works”.

      This is why I’m thinking the cheap $20 per month data plan would be nice for quick on the go things. If I really want to sit down and consume media or am in a car with someone, on a plane, or somewhere I have power for my phone I will tether with that and use the unlimited data it provides.

    • Anonymous

      I have my phone rooted and have WiFi tether and it’s still a PITA to have to deal with it and it gobbles up batter power like no ones business. When I’m out and about the last thing I want is my phone to go dead. I think a data plan would be nice, just turn on and go, no screwing around. If I want to show a buddy something I don’t have to be all, “oh, just wait, let me grab my phone, enable WiFi tether, connect my tablet, and hope it works”.

      This is why I’m thinking the cheap $20 per month data plan would be nice for quick on the go things. If I really want to sit down and consume media or am in a car with someone, on a plane, or somewhere I have power for my phone I will tether with that and use the unlimited data it provides.

    • Anonymous

      I have my phone rooted and have WiFi tether and it’s still a PITA to have to deal with it and it gobbles up batter power like no ones business. When I’m out and about the last thing I want is my phone to go dead. I think a data plan would be nice, just turn on and go, no screwing around. If I want to show a buddy something I don’t have to be all, “oh, just wait, let me grab my phone, enable WiFi tether, connect my tablet, and hope it works”.

      This is why I’m thinking the cheap $20 per month data plan would be nice for quick on the go things. If I really want to sit down and consume media or am in a car with someone, on a plane, or somewhere I have power for my phone I will tether with that and use the unlimited data it provides.

    • Anonymous

      I have my phone rooted and have WiFi tether and it’s still a PITA to have to deal with it and it gobbles up batter power like no ones business. When I’m out and about the last thing I want is my phone to go dead. I think a data plan would be nice, just turn on and go, no screwing around. If I want to show a buddy something I don’t have to be all, “oh, just wait, let me grab my phone, enable WiFi tether, connect my tablet, and hope it works”.

      This is why I’m thinking the cheap $20 per month data plan would be nice for quick on the go things. If I really want to sit down and consume media or am in a car with someone, on a plane, or somewhere I have power for my phone I will tether with that and use the unlimited data it provides.

    • Anonymous

      I have my phone rooted and have WiFi tether and it’s still a PITA to have to deal with it and it gobbles up batter power like no ones business. When I’m out and about the last thing I want is my phone to go dead. I think a data plan would be nice, just turn on and go, no screwing around. If I want to show a buddy something I don’t have to be all, “oh, just wait, let me grab my phone, enable WiFi tether, connect my tablet, and hope it works”.

      This is why I’m thinking the cheap $20 per month data plan would be nice for quick on the go things. If I really want to sit down and consume media or am in a car with someone, on a plane, or somewhere I have power for my phone I will tether with that and use the unlimited data it provides.

    • Anonymous

      I have my phone rooted and have WiFi tether and it’s still a PITA to have to deal with it and it gobbles up batter power like no ones business. When I’m out and about the last thing I want is my phone to go dead. I think a data plan would be nice, just turn on and go, no screwing around. If I want to show a buddy something I don’t have to be all, “oh, just wait, let me grab my phone, enable WiFi tether, connect my tablet, and hope it works”.

      This is why I’m thinking the cheap $20 per month data plan would be nice for quick on the go things. If I really want to sit down and consume media or am in a car with someone, on a plane, or somewhere I have power for my phone I will tether with that and use the unlimited data it provides.

    • Anonymous

      I have my phone rooted and have WiFi tether and it’s still a PITA to have to deal with it and it gobbles up batter power like no ones business. When I’m out and about the last thing I want is my phone to go dead. I think a data plan would be nice, just turn on and go, no screwing around. If I want to show a buddy something I don’t have to be all, “oh, just wait, let me grab my phone, enable WiFi tether, connect my tablet, and hope it works”.

      This is why I’m thinking the cheap $20 per month data plan would be nice for quick on the go things. If I really want to sit down and consume media or am in a car with someone, on a plane, or somewhere I have power for my phone I will tether with that and use the unlimited data it provides.

    • Anonymous

      I have my phone rooted and have WiFi tether and it’s still a PITA to have to deal with it and it gobbles up batter power like no ones business. When I’m out and about the last thing I want is my phone to go dead. I think a data plan would be nice, just turn on and go, no screwing around. If I want to show a buddy something I don’t have to be all, “oh, just wait, let me grab my phone, enable WiFi tether, connect my tablet, and hope it works”.

      This is why I’m thinking the cheap $20 per month data plan would be nice for quick on the go things. If I really want to sit down and consume media or am in a car with someone, on a plane, or somewhere I have power for my phone I will tether with that and use the unlimited data it provides.

    • Anonymous

      I have my phone rooted and have WiFi tether and it’s still a PITA to have to deal with it and it gobbles up batter power like no ones business. When I’m out and about the last thing I want is my phone to go dead. I think a data plan would be nice, just turn on and go, no screwing around. If I want to show a buddy something I don’t have to be all, “oh, just wait, let me grab my phone, enable WiFi tether, connect my tablet, and hope it works”.

      This is why I’m thinking the cheap $20 per month data plan would be nice for quick on the go things. If I really want to sit down and consume media or am in a car with someone, on a plane, or somewhere I have power for my phone I will tether with that and use the unlimited data it provides.

    • Anonymous

      I have my phone rooted and have WiFi tether and it’s still a PITA to have to deal with it and it gobbles up batter power like no ones business. When I’m out and about the last thing I want is my phone to go dead. I think a data plan would be nice, just turn on and go, no screwing around. If I want to show a buddy something I don’t have to be all, “oh, just wait, let me grab my phone, enable WiFi tether, connect my tablet, and hope it works”.

      This is why I’m thinking the cheap $20 per month data plan would be nice for quick on the go things. If I really want to sit down and consume media or am in a car with someone, on a plane, or somewhere I have power for my phone I will tether with that and use the unlimited data it provides.

    • Anonymous

      I have my phone rooted and have WiFi tether and it’s still a PITA to have to deal with it and it gobbles up batter power like no ones business. When I’m out and about the last thing I want is my phone to go dead. I think a data plan would be nice, just turn on and go, no screwing around. If I want to show a buddy something I don’t have to be all, “oh, just wait, let me grab my phone, enable WiFi tether, connect my tablet, and hope it works”.

      This is why I’m thinking the cheap $20 per month data plan would be nice for quick on the go things. If I really want to sit down and consume media or am in a car with someone, on a plane, or somewhere I have power for my phone I will tether with that and use the unlimited data it provides.

  • Anilraj420

    my dream phone/tablet has the same specs a 3d without glasses moto defy water resistant type with quad core processor, oled screen, with front faceing camera,nfc chip n figure print scanner

  • Drewfus0929

    Completely off-topic, this is the second time I have clicked on my droid-life quick tab and Norton has blocked an intrusion attempt on my computer. Extremely odd.

    • Anonymous

      i have norton on a mac….nothing wrong here.

  • Anonymous

    It’s tempting, but I don’t really want two contracts from Verizon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500860219 Tino Wallace

    Blah…don’t see the point of being tied into a tablet of all things for 2 years with verizion..that’s 20-30 bucks a month for 24 months…ouch. Also whose to say they won’t jack it up for 4G service when the x00m’s 4G is unleashed. Not to mention i’d probably be using it at home 90% of the time where I have wifi.

    I like the x00ms specs but I need to see more of honeycomb before I spend 500-800 dollars on a device that very well be obsolete in months. I wouldn’t mind having a tablet but i think I can afford to wait until the fall when their will be 3-5 major tablet contenders in the market competing for my hard earned dollar.

  • Anonymous

    or actually, we should just get the wifi version and tether it no? lol.

  • Anonymous

    if i could add this to my family plan … this would be freakin great. im on that smart-phone promo for $10/month unlimited data (3G mind you). assuming its treated like a smart-phone with unlimited data, after two years i would have have only paid $40 dollars more that buying off contract with the added bonus of having 3g data where ever i go?! sounds like a steal to me!

  • Anonymous

    The XOOM is getting more interesting to me as the price comes down. Of course, I would prefer to just have WiFi and not be tied to Verizon. I only want the damn thing for the video editting studio app! :)

  • Anonymous

    The XOOM is getting more interesting to me as the price comes down. Of course, I would prefer to just have WiFi and not be tied to Verizon. I only want the damn thing for the video editting studio app! :)

  • Anonymous

    The XOOM is getting more interesting to me as the price comes down. Of course, I would prefer to just have WiFi and not be tied to Verizon. I only want the damn thing for the video editting studio app! :)

  • Anonymous

    The XOOM is getting more interesting to me as the price comes down. Of course, I would prefer to just have WiFi and not be tied to Verizon. I only want the damn thing for the video editting studio app! :)

  • http://twitter.com/pigsdroidworld JD Davis

    While you guys are bitching about price and lauding the iPad… TRY to remember that the FIRST GENERATION iPad, 32GB/3G is STILL $740.00 OFF CONTRACT! AND there’s no way to get it ON contract. So if for some reason you don’t think that something that is BETTER in specs is worth another $60, then you are just here to make trouble.

    • JRummy16

      +100

    • Anonymous

      Specs may be better, but there is no Netflix and the few Android games there are can’t compare. Hopefully at least Hulu will work. Lack of Flash on the iPad is a major pain.