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Best Buy removes Motorola Xoom pre-order page showing insanely pricey tablet

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Feb 2011 21:40 User comments (6)

Best Buy removes Motorola Xoom pre-order page showing insanely pricey tablet Earlier this morning, Best Buy put up a pre-order page for the upcoming Motorola Xoom, pricing the tablet at an insane $1200.
The listing also confirmed a late February release.

At around 6 PM, however, Best Buy took down the listing, with no word on when it will return. Originally, leaks had shown the Xoom selling for $800.

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. That fact was also confirmed by the new Best Buy listing.

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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6 user comments

113.2.2011 23:05

The price is the same as my gaming laptop...
and you HAVE to pay and wait to use your devices wifi features? That should simply be illegal.

213.2.2011 23:58

what a joke!!! I wanted the xoom so badly but really, $1200!? Motorola sure knows how to turn away an audience: See. motoblur.

314.2.2011 0:24

The Samsung Galaxy Tabs 2 looks better. Very similar to the Motorola Xoom but much better hardware in my opinion. With options on 7in (SG1- $250), 8.9in or 10.1in

http://galaxytabforum.com/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=1

http://GalaxyTabForum.com

Or the New LG Optimus Pad with 3D and Honeycomb:

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/14/t-mobile-g-slate-hands-on-yep-its-an-lg-optimus-pad/

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 Feb 2011 @ 9:07

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

414.2.2011 2:45

I bet they going to add 3.0 usb port on the next or delay this one to add it...

with that amount I rather buy new hd tv same price as that one... I think IPad cost half of that price and does more ?

514.2.2011 3:22

Motorola has got to be on crack with this thing. Way overpriced....



618.2.2011 19:58

"32GB onboard memory (expendable via SD)"

Is it a typo or for real?

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Feb 2011 @ 19:59

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