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Motorola XOOM 3G Version Drops to $499 Just Days Before the Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G LTE Launches

Our friends at Verizon notified us over the weekend that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 4G LTE was launching this Thursday, so to see the Motorola XOOM (without 4G) dropping in price to $499 (on-contract) just days before is not a surprise.  In fact, we just looked back at one of our MAP (minimum advertised price) lists which features the new GTab, and noticed that the XOOM’s pricing period ended on 7/21.  I guess we could have predicted that this would happen weeks ago.  Sorry!

So, does this price drop signify anything special other than the GTab launching?  It could.  We first reported on a new XOOM with 4G LTE built-in that had received MAP, but with no other details since then, it is hard to say when we could potentially see it.  If that device is still in the plans though, this could be Verizon’s attempt to help move the dusty boxes of XOOMs off of their back shelf to make room for the new version.

Oh, and you’ll notice that the Thunderbolt’s MAP period has also ended – should we be expecting a price cut for it as well?  I certainly would hope so with the DROID Bionic 4 or 5 weeks away.   

Cheers @justinoutlaw22!

  • Silverhawksales

    Verizon says that if I buy the Zoom before 1 August and on contract, they will sell it for $499, waive activation, and in September, send me a prepaid box to send it back for the LTE / 4G upgrade to be done at no charge and fast turnaround .   I think I’ll go for it.

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  • RW-1

    Still too much for this device …

  • hat had received MAP, but with no other details since then, it is hard to say when we could potentially see 

  • FeelzGr8t

    feel sorry for all the suckers that paid top dollars for Xoom.

  • Anonymous

    The LTE update for the Xoom is the duke nukem forever of tablet hardware. *sadface*

  • Jwiseman918

    I got a $100 off coupon in the email from Staples and got a 32 gb Xoom Wifi for $399. Really like it so far.

    • Stenderdub

      i think im doing that this week…. i think its a better deal then the samsung.  oh its a little thicker and heavier but it has usb and SD card support already built in.  i’m not buying a 30-40 adapter for the samsung, thats stupid….

  • I bought a 3G XOOM and a bunch of un-kept promises for $799, I am officially an idiot.

    • Carlito Pr787

      Makes 2 of us

      • Mrhug3

        I’m a bigger idiot than both of you. I inked a contract…

        • If I signed a contract expecting to get 4G by…whenever the hell they said, I would be so angry!

  • 2ndplace

    the verzion version of the Xoom may not be selling (according to this report) but i wouldn’t have a tablet without cell service and wi-fi. i’m looking forward to the day when i don’t have to carry my smartphone around, when my contract expires. 

  • MFG

    Sooooo glad I returned my XOOM for the 4G Galaxy Tab. Can’t wait for it to arrive!

  • Cb3fsu

    Awesome news for Xoom owners who paid $800 for the first 4G tablet!!!!

    • Touche

      800 is off contract price bucko

      • Cb3fsu

        sorry, $600.

        In all honesty, Moto is crazy if they don’t offer early adopter Xoom buyers who paid full price $100 toward a Bionic.  

        I don’t why why anyone would buy another Moto product considering the way they treat their customers.

  • k6 tcher

    Bionic news from over the weekend I am sure you all have already read:


  • Anonymous

    What is the MAP on the 4g xoom? same as 3g now?

  • Anonymous

    It is probably not coming the 4th guys, sorry for you who hadn’t heard I hate to be the bearer of bad news. http://www.androidcentral.com/costco-not-expecting-droid-bionic-until-september Big shocker right?

    • “Presumably one is tied to the other, but a September launch for the DB at Costco doesn’t by any means mean Verizon’s launch date has slipped.”
      There’s no reason why Sam’s Club (not Costco) couldn’t just get the phone after Verizon releases it. A lot of the time these channels don’t launch on the day Verizon launches. 

  • k6 tcher

    *Double Post*

  • Wareaglevi

    I wish Moto would make up their minds. Is it August 4th, September 4th, January 1, 2013, etc. I’m getting pretty damn tired of the Moto BS. I was considering the Bionic but now I may go for the Galaxy SII because at least I’m sick of this stupid game.

    • Touche

      Most people have no idea the bionic exists and if you did not follow tech blogs neither would you. Can’t really be delayed if it was never announced.

  • Sparking22

    Bionic comes out next Thursday the 4th. A week away!

    • Cb3fsu

      Don’t worry, you’ll be able to send your Bionic in to Motorola for a working 4G radio some time next year

    • Source?

    • Anonymous

      I paid $ 32.86 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Sony laptop for $ 94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $ 650 and it only cost me $ 51.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff,  http://to.ly/aPJW

      • Adam Elghor


  • 4 weeks holy sh*t, 5 week, WTF?

  • Anonymous

    *With the Droid Bionic 4 or 5 weeks or months away

  • 4-5 weeks? No August 4th?

    • Anonymous

      Kellex do you know something we don’t?

    • Kellex was originally saying September 1st. Looks like he could be right.