Best Buy pre-order page for the Motorola XOOM is back
0. phoneArena 20 Feb 2011, 12:56 posted on
Even though Best Buy has put back the Motorola XOOM back on its site, but just as a reminder that you need to walk into one of the retailer's big box stores in order to pre-order the device; priced at $799.99, the tablet is considered to be licorice colored...
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1. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
If the storage is less than 64 gb it's overpriced. Other 3.0 tablets will be much cheaper. He'll even the 32 gb 3G iPad is cheaper.
2. tragichero (Posts: 163; Member since: 07 Jan 2011)
i think you mean the 64 gb ipad is cheaper..... even if with only half the memory of the 64 gb ipad and $100 more in price, I think this device blows the ipad out of the water when you look at all the other capabilities such as front and back facing camera, full customization, adobe flash, HD video recorder, 1080p video playback, dual core, upgradeable 4G, more intuitive application store.... etc
3. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
...or just buy a netbook?
8. protozeloz (Posts: 5393; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
have to disagree there... net books are a pain
4. cc (unregistered)
Yes. For some people a netbook is better. For those of us who like our android devices and spend a lot of time browsing on them, this is a better alternative. Besides... netbooks don't have all the same apps as my phone and the widget comparison is laughable at best. Please, if you don't like the motorola XOOM that's one thing but to say "or just buy a netbook ?" Is like telling someone with an iPod to just buy an external hard drive and plug headphones into their computer.
5. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
So which is cheaper...paying $499+ for current 3G tablet and then rebuying whatever the 4G model at at least the same price or paying for the a $799 Xoom that's 3G now and upgraded for free to 4G? Seems like Motorola is thinking more about the future rather just now which to me is a smart idea. So that leaves the other manufacturers to either wait and produce a 4G model around the same price or follow Motorola's lead to be competitive to that deal. Of course why buy a tablet when netbooks are cheaper but to be honest why buy a netbook when there are notebooks that a similarly priced plus a lot more efficient? netbooks are ok but not a big enough diff. to not just get a real laptop. Tablets are just a much more appealing option. I'm not one that has a need for a tablet but if i were to want a device outside of my laptop and its between a netbook and a tablet i would pay extra to get a tablet.
6. Hi (unregistered)
Even though Jeff is usually pretty negative whenever he posts :)... I do agree with him. I like my android device, but why have a tablet that does the same thing when I can have a netbook with even more memory and does what I need to browse online. Even though this tab is extremely nice, it's not even worth paying that much for. Opinions vary though, anyone who will get one I'm sure will make good use out of it. I just need a netbook with built in 3g and I'll be fine for whenever I go over to the parents, who have no internet.
7. Droid_3.0 (unregistered)
Or just buy a netbook even without 3g and tether it from your rooted android phone. :D