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[Android Central]MAP set for Motorola Xoom ($799) and HTC Thunderbolt ($249)

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We just got hit with the news of the minimum advertised price for the Motorola Xoom Android tablet and HTC ThunderBolt LTE smartphone on Verizon. Looks like the Xoom will be going for $799 -- we have to assume that's unsubsidized. The HTC Thunderbolt is listed at $249, a more subsidy-friendly number.
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Not pricing I expect to see flying off the shelves for either one.
    
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If they are sub 200 subsidized i can see them selling ok.
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If they are sub 200 subsidized i can see them selling ok.
$250 is probably the subsidized price already. And not sure how many people are buying a subsidized tablet (one that might be subsidized at $400+ rather than $200)
    
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If they are sub 200 subsidized i can see them selling ok.
I truly feel sorry for anyone dumb enough to buy any tablet or netbook on contract. Do the math. You wind up paying hundreds upon hundred more over the course of 2 years with ridiculous data plan costs...data I might add, most people probably won't even use, especially on a tablet.

$800 for the Xoom? Why even bother, Motorola? If you come in at over $300 more than the tablet that as undeniably set the standard for tablets, you automatically have a failure on your hands. It's just not going to sell.
 
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I truly feel sorry for anyone dumb enough to buy any tablet or netbook on contract. Do the math. You wind up paying hundreds upon hundred more over the course of 2 years with ridiculous data plan costs...data I might add, most people probably won't even use, especially on a tablet.

$800 for the Xoom? Why even bother, Motorola? If you come in at over $300 more than the tablet that as undeniably set the standard for tablets, you automatically have a failure on your hands. It's just not going to sell.
Totally agree with both statements, couldn't have said it better myself.

It makes no sense at all. I was looking forward to the Xoom, I was willing to pay up to $400 for a Wifi+8GB Internal version, but doubling that makes no sence when I could just buy 2 or 3 other different tablets for the same price.
    
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Totally agree with both statements, couldn't have said it better myself.

It makes no sense at all. I was looking forward to the Xoom, I was willing to pay up to $400 for a Wifi+8GB Internal version, but doubling that makes no sence when I could just buy 2 or 3 other different tablets for the same price.
Not to mention, you could get any tablet capable of using a VNC app, and build a computer to link it to for far under the price tag their using.

Typical greedy business.... Which works wonders for the short term but in the long haul.. Thing's get dicey.

-I should add, Some people are willing to pay the extra "penny" for the, it's your fault not mine clause, but even still ... Sigh.
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