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Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi price drops down to the fitting tablet price of $499

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Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi price drops down to the fitting tablet price of $499
Let’s be honest here, one of the major problems with the Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi is its above average price point of $599 – one that’s higher than the normal $500 we tend to see nowadays with premium Wi-Fi tablets.

Indeed, it’s going to be a hard sell when you take into account the cheaper cost found with the Apple iPad 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Luckily though, Motorola is doing justice for the very first Honeycomb flavored tablet to hit the market by dropping its price down by $100. Flaunting that golden tablet price of $499 now, it’s undoubtedly much more appreciative and might gain some visibility once again. However, Verizon’s cellular connected version doesn’t appear to get any love since it’s still priced firmly at $599 with a 2-year contract.
Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi price drops down to the fitting tablet price of $499

So if you’re in the market for a high premium tablet, then you’ll have to include the Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi into the mix of things now that it sports an even better price than before.

source: Motorola via Android Central

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posted on 06 Jul 2011, 22:14

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

This is a good start but I still think tablets should be cheaper. I would say 399 is a fair price.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 22:21 1

2. sotos73 (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Jul 2011)

Xoom is a good choice but I prefer iPad !!!

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 22:58

3. hd dj (unregistered)

Hey can someone help me decide whether to get the ipad 2 or Samsung galaxy tab 10.1 or the Motorola Xoom since they are the same price now. Im only gonna use the tablet to watch movies and games from the app store.

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 23:21 1

4. Hello-dirt (Posts: 102; Member since: 02 May 2010)

Yes. buy the Tab, the Xoom, and the ipad, and then give away the two that displease you the most. I will take one of those tablets that displease you. The best part of my advice is that you get to keep the one you like the most.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 00:30

5. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 709; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)

I swear, say what you will about the transformer and its design, but that is the only tablet that's made me even want to think about going to go get one. I'm glad it's doing so well. Asus took a gamble making a great product and pricing it as low as they come. You know what, i think i'm going to get one. Screw you moto. Only as far as tablets go that is. I'm getting my bionic ;)

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 00:57

6. bossmt_2 (Posts: 457; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

499 for a 32 gig tablet is sick. Maybe xoom 2 is on the way afterall.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 02:04

7. Druss (unregistered)

Has the Xoom got flash support now?

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 03:33

8. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 709; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)

had it since a week or two after it was released.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 11:03 1

9. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)

I love my wifi xoom that i picked up online in May for a little less than the original MSRP, but im not generally an early adopter of anything. However, I bought the tablet based on Motorola's track record of android updates for their phones, so assuming this was a premium tablet, i was confident i would see regular updates that would squash the inevitable early bugs and unlock the real potential of this dualcore proc. Thus far, the only update was the 3.1 patch which doesnt seem to change much of anything. Still no SD card slot, choppy live wallpapers, very buggy built-in web browser, a screen that has been easily exceeded by every recently released tablet (many at the same resolution as my xoom) and no sign of a firmware or android update to solve any problems. While its early, all this talk of redesigned Xoom 2's and incredible quadcore specs has me really regretting my purchase. luckily it was my birthday, so i didnt spend a dime out of pocket, but premium prices of nearly $600 deserve premium devices and post-purchase support. I truly love my Xoom, its a great laptop replacement and much easier to handle while sittin on the couch. Just help us out, fix whats out there before you hype whats next...

I'll give up resizeable widgets for a working SD slot anyday

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 16:37 1

10. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

$499 is still high for a glorified web browser.

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