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What the what?! Best Buy has just put up word on when you can pre-order the Motorola Xoom -- this coming Thursday, February 17th -- and a price, $1,199. There are "great" financing offers available, but we can't get over this price we're seeing. Our only hope is that this may be a placeholder number, which will get revised soon, though it's live on Best Buy's site and there's nothing to really indicate it's a mistake. Moreover, that 1-month data activation requirement we noted recently is indeed real, meaning you'll need to pay a levy to Verizon as well before you get your Android 3.0 groove on.
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/13/m...buy-for-1-199/

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Motorola...xoom&cp=1&lp=1

R.I.P. Xoom.
 
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post #2 of 27
Fail.

I'm sure this is a pricing error, it has to be.
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Fail.

I'm sure this is a pricing error, it has to be.
Lets hope so... Otherwise this will not compete in the market.
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post #4 of 27
Looks like my dreams of a quad-core tablet with an Intel quad and nVida graphics is out of the question.
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post #5 of 27
$1,199.99
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post #6 of 27
it has all the stuff included without contract tho
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post #7 of 27
Hell! I can buy a decent gaming laptop with that price, who need Xoom with magical touchscreen! when i can use mouse pad and keyboard that is way moar better!

Xoom $800 ok, Xoom $1200 Hell no
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post #8 of 27
Hopefully it's just a placeholder price and not the real thing. Because if it is, Motorola just effectively killed any chances of the XOOM becoming big. My thoughts? They should price it at ~$500. Steal some iPad users away and lure in other people with an affordable, beast of a tablet.
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post #9 of 27
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it has all the stuff included without contract tho
Not according to the fine print.

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*1 month data activation required.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Computer...at233400050016

Granted you can cancel after the first month, but you're still out another $20 or something like that on top of the already inflated price, be it $800 or $1200. The fact that you MUST subscribe to cellular data just to use wifi is 100%, without a doubt, unconscionable.

People can hate Apple all they want, but this is nothing short of a dick move by Motorola and the telecoms designed to do nothing but stiff money from consumers.


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Originally Posted by The_Cyb0rg View Post
Hopefully it's just a placeholder price and not the real thing. Because if it is, Motorola just effectively killed any chances of the XOOM becoming big. My thoughts? They should price it at ~$500. Steal some iPad users away and lure in other people with an affordable, beast of a tablet.
$500 is the sweet spot for tablets I think. But Motorola's dock for the Atrix - a simple LCD and keyboard - retails for $500. No way the Xoom will be that cheap.
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Remember, its $800+20 for 1 GB monthly data+35 activation fee, so you are essentially on a contract, but you can cancel within 3 days and not be charged for data. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the actual price for the device off contract.......
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