The Motorola XOOM site has gone live at BestBuy.com/Xoom and the world has officially come to an end, or at least that’s what my inbox is telling me. The device is showing a price of $1199 and as far as I know, it’s not a mistake, at least for now. Our sources at BBY have been telling us this number for a week now, but we’ve avoided it as the price likely won’t be anywhere near its 24th launch date.
Update: BestBuy.com/Xoom is now a dead page. Whoops!
You might remember the $799 price we confirmed through next Sunday’s ad? As far as we know, that’s the price you’ll pay if this is to be your next tablet and if not, well, we aren’t going there because $1199 is not happening. We’re hearing that the $1199 price is sort of the non-data price, but it’s hard to tell since the new landing page also mentions the “1 month data activation required.”
In related news, the pre-order starts on Thursday just like we said it would. Of course, we better see that old $799 price return in a hurry or I doubt any of us will be taking advantage. Trust me though, this will not be the price you pay on the 24th. (God, I hope not anyway.)
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