$539 will buy you a Wi-Fi only Motorola XOOM at Sam's Club

$539 will buy you a Wi-Fi only Motorola XOOM at Sam's Club
Even though it apparently won't be launched until April overseas, the Wi-Fi only version of the Motorola XOOM can save users some money. Not only won't you have to pay for the monthly data charge, you can also find the Wi-Fi only version of the XOOM priced at $539 at Sam's Club. At the press conference introducing the product, Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha announced a $599.99 price for the Wi-Fi only version of the Honeycomb flavored tablet.

No U.S. launch date for the variant of Motorola's tablet has been announced, but let's hope that when the sign on the display reads "The tablet you've been waiting for", that doesn't refer to a long wait for the device. And if you're counting, $539 would be $60 less Washington's than the 32GB Apple iPad 2. If it comes down to money, will Sam's price be enough to swing you over to Android?

source: Droid-Life

The Wi-Fi only version of the Motorola XOOM is being offered for $539 by Sam's Club

The Wi-Fi only version of the Motorola XOOM is being offered for $539 by Sam's Club



$539 will buy you a Wi-Fi only Motorola XOOM at Sam's Club


 

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  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
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  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC

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16 Comments

1. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Price is huge, as is functionality and features. Until Nokia releases a MeeGo tablet, I'll take a Xoom or Galaxy Tab 10.1.

2. coldheat06 unregistered

So is this a joke?

3. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

Tablets need to compete with netbooks and laptops, until I can pop in a blu-ray and store 200GB of lossless music, I'm not ready to commit. Okay the blu-ray thing is outrageous, but I should be able to transfer a blu-ray file quickly and enjoy the movie on the flight. HD storage and playback are essential.

4. AppleFUD unregistered

Those solid state hard drives aren't going to drop in price that much that quickly. Luckily with most Android tablets you will have a USB port--just use a portable hard drive. Tablets Vs netbooks--if you really look at all the hardware and whatnot you will see that tablets like the Xoom for ~$500 are rather reasonable. Try and find a netbook with a capacitive touch HD screen, solid state hard drive, CPU/GPU combo that can play 1080p easily & 3D HD games. . . there really aren't any, and a decent netbook is around $400. As for the Xoom at $539. . . $539 for the Xoom = $599 for the same level iPad 2 Xoom has a lot more RAM - iPad 2 is gimped with a very low amount of RAM (256 or 512--still unknown). Add Apple's proprietary dongles for the iPad 2 $40-$80 - Xoom looks even less expensive. Much better cameras in the Xoom, HD display, etc. . . Looking better all the time! And the Xoom has an SD expansion = unlimited memory = priceless Of course . . . Honeycomb = priceless!! ;) At that price the Xoom is a bargain compared to the iPad 2!

11. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Why are you comparing Xoom to the iPad? No one brought up but you.

12. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Oops didn't read full article.

5. agentoj

Posts: 105; Member since: Oct 29, 2009

Not a phone, moderate this comment too phonearena.

6. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Too pricey. If they want to be competitive with the ipad2, they need to lower the xoom's wifi only price to $350 or $375. Now that would give Apple a run for their money.

7. Pochi unregistered

ipad 2 is garbage if u buy it ur a fool xoom is way better then the ipad2

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I could only dream for that price to be true but we know the xoom seems to be good… now if Motorola where to keep the same name for their line they would have a better reputation to back them up

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

At least the XOOM has a great camera. From all speculation (including an article on Apple worshipper CNN) it'll be on a par with the iPod Touch.

15. al unregistered

you are paying $40 extra then ipad 2 because better display, more ram, usb/sd card port, multitasking, also mini hdmi cable is cheap (no need to spend $40 like apple hdmi cable)

10. hollywoodx505

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 12, 2011

FYI costco has the wifi 3g upgradable to 4g for 555 after activation rebate.. just sayin

13. hollywoodx505

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 12, 2011

SORRY, THIS WAS THE WRONG POST GUYS.

14. al unregistered

you are paying $40 extra then ipad 2 because better display, more ram, usb/sd card port, multitasking, also mini hdmi cable is cheap (no need to spend $40 like apple hdmi cable)

16. Vala unregistered

If the price is true it'll be really affordable.

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