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Motorola Xoom priced at $800? Requires activation?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Feb 2011 1:55 User comments (3)

Motorola Xoom priced at $800? Requires activation? The Motorola Xoom tablet has purportedly been priced, selling for $800 without contract, and hitting Best Buy on February 24th. The pricing and date comes via an ad posted on Engadget.
Perhaps more notably is the fact that to be able to use Wi-Fi on the device, you must pay for at least 1 month of Verizon 3G service, which will cost you a minimum $20 for a 1GB package.

It is necessary to point out that the flier has multiple spelling errors, so there is still debate as to whether it is real.

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.

Motorola's Super Bowl ad:

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3 user comments

17.2.2011 9:13

nice a stab at apple users :D

27.2.2011 13:49

Holy crap, my bluray HD laptop with much better specs cost less! F that! If it was say, $125.00 I would "consider" it. People should say no to all these stupid things until the price is reasonable. What they should be doing is selling these things with phones as "companions". IE: my Samsung Vibrant would come with a Galaxy tab and the two would link up and then you have internet from the phone's network, the way they are doing it now is just greedy and stupid, no thanks.

31.4.2011 22:09

what did the five fingers say to the face? SLAP!!!!!!!

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