Motorola Xoom Priced at $700 and Released On 17th February
The Motorola Xoom has unveiled earlier this month at the CES. it is poised to be among the hottest of the coming wave of Honeycomb-powered tablets.
The 10.1-inch Xoom is slated to arrive with two cameras — a 5-megapixel camera in back, with a 2MP lens in front for video chat — along with a dual-core processor and support for Verizon’s 3G network.
Motorola promises that the 3G version Xoom will go on sale sometime this quarter, while another model that works on Verizon’s 4G LTE network will arrive in the second quarter. Moto CEO Sanjaw Jha was careful to reassure early adopters of the 3G Xoom that their tablets would be upgradable for 4G support.
As for the supposed $699 to $799 price tag for the Xoom … well, yes, expensive, but Verizon may offer the tablet at a subsidized price with a two-year contract, with further discounts to follow.
The 16GB, 3G-enabled Galaxy Tab initially went on sale for $599 without a contract or $399 with a two-year service agreement. But Verizon, Sprint, and others have already shaved $100 or more off the Tab’s sticker price.