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[Reuters] Motorola's Xoom tablet priced at $799 (wifi only at ~$600)

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Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc's Xoom tablet will sell for an unsubsidized $799 at Verizon Wireless, with WiFi-only version priced at around $600 price, chief executive Sanjay Jha said on Wednesday.
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The 3G/4G pricing still isn't good, but they got the Wifi price right. XOOM is a competitor again.
    
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I might be picking up a wifi only version. I just need to see the build quality now.
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Whoohoo for wifi only version! I heard something about having to pay a monthly fee to use it though, hope I'm dead wrong.
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Unsubstantiated rumors say that to use it on the 3G/4G version you need to buy one month of data plan to unlock the wifi... I cant really see how that would fly though... especially if they're making one without a radio. How can you pay for a month of data on a radio that doesn't exist?
    
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Yes, I was hoping Motorola wouldn't screw us as I do like them and love my Droid 1's build quality. Now if the iPad 2 isn't anything special I'm grabbing that bad boy.
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Nice, I like what I see here... $599 isn't so bad. I will definitely see what iPad 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 are looking like.

I have to admit thought that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is my favorite so far.
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Whoohoo for wifi only version! I heard something about having to pay a monthly fee to use it though, hope I'm dead wrong.
No. You would with the 3G/4G one though, or at least months that you used data.

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Unsubstantiated rumors say that to use it on the 3G/4G version you need to buy one month of data plan to unlock the wifi... I cant really see how that would fly though... especially if they're making one without a radio. How can you pay for a month of data on a radio that doesn't exist?
The 1 month of data on the 3G/4G one is supposedly a Best Buy thing. Not 100% sure though.
    
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Roughly same price as ipad, but more features.

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For those of you who missed it, here is the CNET Review of the XOOM. (There is a video on this site too)

This looks significantly better than the iPad too, as I love black, white looks old...

This device may actually compete with Apple, woot!
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