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Motorola XOOM Pre-order Page Returns to BestBuy.com (Updated)

Well, it’s back. BestBuy.com/Xoom has returned and is reminding you that today is the pre-order day for the world’s first Honeycomb tablet.  This was originally going to happen on the 17th, but a last minute contract reminder from Moto caused BBY to move it to the 20th.  No price has been listed yet, but we’re still expecting it to come in at $799.  The page also looks like it isn’t 100% ready for mass-viewing, so we’ll be keeping an eye on it to hopefully put some closure to all things XOOM.

Update:  And as expected, the price is $799.  Here is the XOOM page, plus a bunch of accessories.

Update 2:  This week’s BBY ad is also available now and includes those lovely misspellings.

Cheers Rufo!

  • http://www.isleofwighttouristguide.com/ isle of wight b&b

    Went to the best buy and they said sorry not doing pre-orders it might be this Thursday the girl wasn’t sure. It was hilarious to watch. He even had a brochure telling people why they should wait for the iP*d 2. Wow, fanboy gone crazy.

  • Yan

    Hey, guys! What is it all about, 5-th in the line… If I’m 6 and higher, does this mean that I’ll wouldn’t be getting my xoom on 2/24? If yes, how long shall I wait?

    • Anonymous

      No, it doesn’t necessarily mean that. I was giving an example. It completely depends on how many Xooms they get in and how many people are ahead of you in the pre-order line. If they get 20 in, and you’re 6, not a problem. If they get 5 in, and you’re 6, well, then you have to wait. Simply a supply and demand thing.

      • Yan

        Thanks for clarifying this, it made me a bit more confident :)

      • Yan

        Thanks for clarifying this, it made me a bit more confident :)

  • http://www.couponcodes4u.com promotional codes

    Motorola has all the time fascinated me towards all of his products. And this time the magnetism is towards its tablet having the characteristic of honey comb

  • Anonymous

    Finally got my pre order. I asked how many was done so far and she said 4 so i was #5 that was the BB here in gresham Or. manager said they will call me on Wednesday to set up an appointment for Thursday probly just before the store opens!

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    I went in and the girl didnt know what I was talking about either until I told her I want to speak with a manager and after a little digging finally found the preorder sheet so now I am all set xoom here I come!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Reserved my Xoom this morning. I had to stand in line at 10am. There was a guy walking around the line telling everyone they should wait for iP*d 2. He looked desperate and scared. It was hilarious to watch. He even had a brochure telling people why they should wait for the iP*d 2. Wow, fanboy gone crazy.

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Yeah that is pretty cheesy Its a product i dont get paid by any of the corps why would anyone do that is beyond me must not be on his medicine

  • http://jeff-mastry.myopenid.com/ Jeff

    Placed my pre-order today at 3PM and I was the first to do so at that store. In fact, the guys in the store had no idea the xoom was available for pre-order today until I showed it to them on the BB website. They had to dig around for about 30 minutes and call an off-duty manager at home to figure out the xoom pre-order process.

    • CS Andy

      I was in the same boat. I went to my BB also and the guy was like sorry, I think we are doing them next week. I was like no, it is today and he was like, I will have to speak to my mgr about this. There wasn’t a display or any sort of signage for it. So I drank the koolaid and man is the trip gonna be great. Tee Hee!!

      • Fred

        There are so many comments on here about how BB staff don’t know anything. I agree it is annoying but for some reason people are still doing business with them. Why?

        • http://jeff-mastry.myopenid.com/ Jeff

          The guys I spoke with today were knowledgeable, helpful and professional – they just never received any information on the pre-order. That’s management’s fault I guess.

          Anyway, it’s not like we have much choice because nobody else was doing a xoom pre-order today. I guess I could have waited, but that’s not in my nature :)

        • http://jeff-mastry.myopenid.com/ Jeff

          The guys I spoke with today were knowledgeable, helpful and professional – they just never received any information on the pre-order. That’s management’s fault I guess.

          Anyway, it’s not like we have much choice because nobody else was doing a xoom pre-order today. I guess I could have waited, but that’s not in my nature :)

        • http://jeff-mastry.myopenid.com/ Jeff

          The guys I spoke with today were knowledgeable, helpful and professional – they just never received any information on the pre-order. That’s management’s fault I guess.

          Anyway, it’s not like we have much choice because nobody else was doing a xoom pre-order today. I guess I could have waited, but that’s not in my nature :)

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      same here it was annoying best buy staff are horrible thats why I never beleive them about anything

  • Anonymous

    an alternative to the xoom. for much less. and running windows 7 home premium.
    http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-duo/pd
    I know. heresy. but 800 is a lot for a tablet.

    • Anonymous

      Apparently you need to read some reviews. Windows is horrible at touch interface, and Dell’s Stage UI is ridiculously laggy. I considered the Inspiron Duo, for about a day, and then came to my senses.

  • Anonymous

    Do we know the battery size, yet?

    • Anonymous

      No, but a mod in the Motorola support forums ran a test. 100% charge, played through Hancock at full screen with volume, 83% remaining when the movie finished.

      Sounds like a winner to me. Really surprised they haven’t listed the mAh yet.

  • http://twitter.com/OmegasPrime OmegasPrime

    I am waiting for the quad-core tablet after August

    • Anonymous

      You mean, like Christmas? It’s highly unlikely that any of the reputable manufacturers are going to refresh their tablet lineup 6 months from now, especially when most aren’t even going to have their first real entry on the market for another month or two.

  • Anonymous

    I’m actually glad they are releasing the WiFi version later on. Gives me time to read reviews & see if its worth the hype (& the $600 price tag).

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      it is

  • Eguntied14

    Does the best buy receipt say what number in the list you are?

    • Anonymous

      No, but, they’re keeping track. The guy ringing me up this morning said I was the second one in. And it makes a difference. It’s first come first sold. So if you’re number 6 and they only get 5 in on Thursday, you’ll be waiting.

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        I dont think that is right

    • Anonymous

      yeah they hand wrote 1 and 2 in my receipt and preorder paper.

  • Anonymous

    So I didn’t make it right when Best Buy opened, but I did my pre-order about an hour ago (2pm). There were 8 names already on the list, and the guy said 5 were there right when the store opened.

    I don’t live in a big market either. Not even close.

    • Anonymous

      Yea, I was there about 10 minutes after they opened, so, I don’t know who got in ahead of me. It was odd.

  • Frank Ortiz

    As a current iPad owner, I want to buy this. It has everything that I wish the iPad had. I think that its worth the money considering the ability to add storage, flash, cameras, etc… Also, as a Droid X owner, I must say, the widgets are really cool, and I like feeling that I have more control over the apps I download, and what I’m able to do with it, overall.

    Let’s see what happens. I wanted to buy it on opening day, but, I may wait a day or two.

  • Jasnjacksn

    Just preordered mine without a problem at bb!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2534848 Mark Toledo

    I pre-ordered it; I am a sheep, baaaaaaa…

  • Billf2728

    i orderd mine at best buy and they took a deposit of $50 and then gave me a $50 gift card wierd…and it will be available thursday

  • Anonymous

    Uhhh, those having problems pre-ordering it might want to have those idiots go to the bestbuy.com/xoom site and check the fact that yes, they ARE doing pre-orders at best buy today. The people that work there that are saying no are morons. Good luck!

  • Padrick77

    Went to the best buy and they said sorry not doing pre-orders it might be this Thursday the girl wasn’t sure. I think they were stupid. The Verizon store said they had no clue what I was talking about they have not heard anything about a Xoom tablet. God I hate idiots.

  • Padrick77

    Went to the best buy and they said sorry not doing pre-orders it might be this Thursday the girl wasn’t sure. I think they were stupid. The Verizon store said they had no clue what I was talking about they have not heard anything about a Xoom tablet. God I hate idiots.

    • Rogerl

      Pre-ordered mine first thing this morning – did not have any problems. Guess it depends on the store.

    • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

      1000% agreed! I, too, hate people that don’t know their stuff especially when they work at a cell phone carrier store. It’s like…uhh…come on?! Let me have your job if you aren’t going to do it properly and sufficient!

  • Anonymous

    just got back from best buy and reserved two xooms, they did explain that the 3g to 4g upgrade will be free! Luckily I was first in line because ann arbor best buy was only slotted to have 5 in store on thursday. Also stopped in at the corprate verizon store, and he insisted that their xoom will be cheaper then Best buys? but no dates yet, he expects official info monday. He did guarntee me that i could purchase the thunderbolt the 24th when their in stock to sell.

    • Parrotheadmjb

      my verizon store barely knew what the xoom was “thats a tablet?” “oh well itll probably be a month” “this thursday? you might wanna call first, that doesnt sound right”

      some people are idiots…

    • Parrotheadmjb

      my verizon store barely knew what the xoom was “thats a tablet?” “oh well itll probably be a month” “this thursday? you might wanna call first, that doesnt sound right”

      some people are idiots…

  • Anonymous

    I went 15 minutes after Best Buy opened this morning and was told I was the second pre-order. Son of a! :D Seriously, though, I’m excited. I can’t wait for Thursday so I can pick it up….BEFORE work. :D They told me that if they get enough pre-orders they’ll open early and schedule times for people to pick them up.

  • Joe

    Best Buy pre order done – picking her up on Thursday after work! Hell yeah.

  • Anonymous

    Cant wait to go to the best buy after work to pre-order this. Wish the accessories were already there to buy today.

  • Crimsonation21

    Has anybody heard anything about maybe a pre-order on the the Xoom at verizonwireless.com or will it even be available on verizonwireless.com on the 24th?

    • Anonymous

      I reserved one at my local VZW store. They said I can pick it up on Thursday.

  • Anonymous

    This will be mine, ill just sit tight and wait for the wifi version and the other honeycomb tabs to be released, to force a price drop.

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    Wow…1gb for $20, and 10gb for $80. 1gb is not a whole lot…wow. No wonder everyone wants a Wi-Fi only version.

    • Anonymous

      I think on top of WIFI the 1GB will suit me just fine.

      • Anonymous

        I agree. I think I may keep the data, nice to have on the go to check email / websites and I don’t have to tether to my phone. Of course, I’ll be on WiFi when I can.

      • Anonymous

        I agree. I think I may keep the data, nice to have on the go to check email / websites and I don’t have to tether to my phone. Of course, I’ll be on WiFi when I can.

        • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

          same at first I was thinking just to cancel but now I am thinking of the possiblitly that you can bring this tab anywhere and have connection not to bad in my opinion I think I might just keep it too

    • Anonymous

      Better than other carrier data-only pricing. Way better.

      • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

        Yeah. that’s true. It’s just that 1gb for $20/m could run out within a few weeks(if you are constantly using it at home/work/school/line at the market/at the gym/out walking the dog when you’re supposed to be walking the dog/at the theater/doing it*cough*(lol)/etc) then you’d have to pay a extra for more gbs.

        Just saying it all…1gb is not enough, should be unlimited. *hint, hint Verizon*

        (That last bit was meant as a joke, as if Big Red would ever allow such an impossibility.)

        • Anonymous

          My gf hasn’t even gotten close to using her 1gig on her galaxy. That’s why there’s wifi.

  • Timkinnaird

    They would have got my money if the wi-fi version was released at this time. Now they are making me wait, I’ll look at other competitive products.

  • http://bathroomliving.com/bathtubs/ Bathroom

    Motorola has always attracted me towards all of his products.And this time the attraction is towards its tabelet having the feature of honey comb wow………….i just love this.I wonder i m not late its must be in the stock I have crossed my fingers for my goodluck

  • http://jeff-mastry.myopenid.com/ Jeff

    On the “3G Upgradeable to 4G” frame, the video on the BB site says (in small print) “Additional costs apply”. I’m certain I read somewhere that Moto said the upgrade would be at no cost.

  • Dshudson

    Question.. Will I be able to use Swype with this beast? Thanks Bitches

    • Kenhunt86

      You’ll never get an answer calling people “Bitches”, so ask elsewhere Bitch.

  • Stevep

    So do you guys think the wifi is com in out too?

  • Anonymous

    With so many ppl complaining about the price, I’m actually surprised a pre-order is necessary.

    • Dshudson

      I agree, people are retarded, there is no need for a pre-order people.. there will be plenty when you get there.. and then when you finally pick one up and start using it, you will say to yourself.. wow, i waited all that time, posted about it that many times and this is it.. cant wait to get mine. ;-)

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        yeah but then if it is sold out what then SOL?? I think I would rather be safe than sorry and looking around like what happened with the ps3 and everything not saying it will but rather safe than sorry is my moto why not

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        yeah but then if it is sold out what then SOL?? I think I would rather be safe than sorry and looking around like what happened with the ps3 and everything not saying it will but rather safe than sorry is my moto why not

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        yeah but then if it is sold out what then SOL?? I think I would rather be safe than sorry and looking around like what happened with the ps3 and everything not saying it will but rather safe than sorry is my moto why not

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        yeah but then if it is sold out what then SOL?? I think I would rather be safe than sorry and looking around like what happened with the ps3 and everything not saying it will but rather safe than sorry is my moto why not

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        yeah but then if it is sold out what then SOL?? I think I would rather be safe than sorry and looking around like what happened with the ps3 and everything not saying it will but rather safe than sorry is my moto why not

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        yeah but then if it is sold out what then SOL?? I think I would rather be safe than sorry and looking around like what happened with the ps3 and everything not saying it will but rather safe than sorry is my moto why not

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        yeah but then if it is sold out what then SOL?? I think I would rather be safe than sorry and looking around like what happened with the ps3 and everything not saying it will but rather safe than sorry is my moto why not

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        yeah but then if it is sold out what then SOL?? I think I would rather be safe than sorry and looking around like what happened with the ps3 and everything not saying it will but rather safe than sorry is my moto why not

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        yeah but then if it is sold out what then SOL?? I think I would rather be safe than sorry and looking around like what happened with the ps3 and everything not saying it will but rather safe than sorry is my moto why not

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        yeah but then if it is sold out what then SOL?? I think I would rather be safe than sorry and looking around like what happened with the ps3 and everything not saying it will but rather safe than sorry is my moto why not

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        yeah but then if it is sold out what then SOL?? I think I would rather be safe than sorry and looking around like what happened with the ps3 and everything not saying it will but rather safe than sorry is my moto why not

  • Anonymous

    Wonder how there are 8 reviews when it’s not even out.

    • Anonymous

      The listing showed up last Sunday on bestbuy.com with the $1199 pricetag.

    • Anonymous

      The listing showed up last Sunday on bestbuy.com with the $1199 pricetag.

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      the people with the reviews were the trolls that cant afford it

  • Eguntied14

    How much do you have to pay to preorder a xoom?

    • Anonymous

      $50

      • Budcar38

        Is that in addition to the actual price?

        • Anonymous

          They’ll deduct it from the total.

        • Anonymous

          $50 will be put towards the price when you pick it up.

          • Budcar38

            Okay. Thanks for the response buddy.

  • http://AndroidTaskForce.com Chris Gustafson

    Xoom, Xoom. Xoom.

    http://goo.gl/K4VLm

    I’m giddy.

  • http://twitter.com/tarund TarunD

    I still don’t understand why a 1 month data activation is required for the WiFi only models. That’s just pure bullshit!

    • http://AndroidTaskForce.com Chris Gustafson

      Well they aren’t selling a WiFi only model yet. And if you are buying a 3G and just plan on using WiFi. You only have to pay for the data if you buy it at Best Buy. Buy it from Verizon and you can walk out of the store paying $799 + Tax

      • Anonymous

        is there a source for this?

        • http://AndroidTaskForce.com Chris Gustafson

          No. But You can buy a Galaxy Tab from a Verizon store and not be required to sign up for a Data plan. You have to get a data plan if you buy a Galaxy Tab from Best Buy. So its not a Verizon thing. Just Best Buy.

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            yeah best buy is always a scam

    • Neutronbomb

      There isn’t a 1 month activation required for the wifi model. And technically speaking it’s not on the 3g. There is nothing in the system that will stop wifi from working it’s just that they won’t sell it to you without activating it. They worded it very poorly.

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    yeah xoom baby cant wait to go to best buy tomm

  • Stevep

    I think those two view things at the bottom are the two different versions, my best buy said i could pre order the wifi only and it’s coming out same day

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Your lieing???!!!

    • DroidX

      nope it is the accessories it is populated now.

  • Godfrey2009

    Meh. Galaxy Tab 10.1!!

    • http://AndroidTaskForce.com Chris Gustafson

      Meh Samsung Sucks.

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        agree tottally never buy a samsung product

        • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

          Actually, Samsung’s make incredible HDTVs, so you can’t say that they don’t make great products…well, some great products.

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            agree I have a samsung hd tv but phone wise I will choose a different path

        • Anonymous

          this is such bullshit. All this hate towards Samsung is all about their lack of a froyo update. while a agree that the update delay is BS, the phone is top notch.

          • Anonymous

            all this hate towards samsung is justified…and its not only because of their lack of froyo…how about their updates breaking functionality of their phones, or heck even releasing a phone with broken functions?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

          Enjoy that locked bootloader on your Moto.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

          Enjoy that locked bootloader on your Moto.

    • Anonymous

      You must really like proprietary connectors! I also hope you don’t think it’s going to be any cheaper than the XOOM.

  • Anonymous

    anyone know bb’s policy on calling in preorders? I live in bumfuck and we just got slammed with snow. would really like to be able to wait until thur morning to make the drive into civilization

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      You cant call you have to actually go in there

  • Macrocj

    I guess I will wait until it has lower price with contract…….

  • Anon

    Going to the store around 9:00 or 9:30am. They open at 11.

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      why?

      • Anonymous

        Apparently he’s not the only one. Just pre-ordered mine about an hour ago, and they said they took 5 pre-orders right when they opened. There were a total of 8 people on the list in front of me by the time I got there.

  • Anonymous

    Gonna be there the minute store opens!

    • Anonymous

      Is the price still going to be subsidized if i sign a two year contract?

      • Anonymous

        Have bot heard anything about that.

  • Anonymous

    I just got home and saw this.

    What’s with the two things at the bottom of the page with “View” and the arrows that do nothing.

    And I hope Moto breaks their vow of silence soon. I really want to know when I can get my WiFi Only XOOM!

    • eddieonofre

      I hope moto stob locking the devices so user can rooted and exploit the real power of the tablet