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Motorola Xoom leaks show off release date, price

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Jan 2011 22:59 User comments (5)

Motorola Xoom leaks show off release date, price Engadget has posted a few leaks showing off the Motorola Xoom's still unconfirmed release date and price.
The site says the powerful tablet will be released on February 17th (at least in Best Buy stores) with a price tag of $700, $30 less than the comparable Apple iPad (Wi-Fi/3G/32GB). The current-generation iPad's other specs, however, pale in comparison to the Xoom.

Motorola's Xoom will be the first tablet to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, which has been optimized for media tablets.

The powerful tablet will ship with a 10.1-inch display, 1280x800 resolution, a Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB DDR2 RAM, 32GB onboard memory (expendable via SD), a 5MP dual-LED flash standard camera and a 2MP front-side camera for video conferencing.

Furthermore, the tablet has a micro USB 2.0 port, an HDMI-port, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR.

Battery life has been rated at 10 hours (peak) for video playback.

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5 user comments

124.1.2011 0:54

i guess for the price i will pass just like i pass on the ipad...
300 is perfect, 400 is the limit IMO, for some unnecessary product.



224.1.2011 3:04

Originally posted by i1der:
i guess for the price i will pass just like i pass on the ipad...
300 is perfect, 400 is the limit IMO, for some unnecessary product.
Not an official announcement. I seem to remember when the iPad was rumored to be upwards of $1000+.

Either way this one looks amazing, though I may wait for HTC's honeycomb tablet.

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324.1.2011 4:02

To be honest, a strong marketing campaign and a $500 price tag and they should be able to put a dent in the iPad monopoly.

However, that price tag may not be suitable for their margins.


424.1.2011 13:36

$500 can buy a pretty decent Windows 7 laptop these days. Not sure how anyone can justify these tablet prices.

I'll stick with smartphones; the miniature tablet with more functionality.


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528.1.2011 22:35

Originally posted by Joshewah:
$500 can buy a pretty decent Windows 7 laptop these days. Not sure how anyone can justify these tablet prices.

I'll stick with smartphones; the miniature tablet with more functionality.
I mean this has always been my opinion on tablets, but the other day my mum (who knows jack about technology, literally jack sh*t) turned around to me saying she wanted an iPad! :@ One of her friends had shown it to her..

Any way she's also very cheap, I mean extremely cheap. And she's got a good laptop so its not like her to want to spend money on anything she doesn't need! So this prompted me to think about WHY she'd want a tablet.

They're designed to be simple to use and show off, with a lot of features that don't need to match up to PC specs. They have nice big screens for pics and videos, and reallyact like a portable tv or photoframe for older peeps. and even though theres so much more you can do with it, all shed wanna use it for are pics, videos and browsing (well, possibly browsing..), and theyre easier to do than with a laptop which for some reason is harder to many older people to come to grips with. I dont get it, but at least I can see why tablets are being hyped so much now, at least a bit more than i could before.

BTW my mum's not getting an iPad, I said a better one (Xoom) is coming out soon. Like Id be dumb enough for this piece of carp !!!

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