Motorola XOOM to cost $599.99 on contract, will be upgradeable to LTE in Q2 of 2011
posted by Alex I. / Feb 22, 2011, 9:17 AM
Big Red also announced that the cheapest 3G data plan for the Motorola XOOM is to cost $20 for 1GB, and that the tablet will be upgradeable to LTE in the second quarter of this year. The good news is that this upgrade from 3G to 4G will be free of charge.
Yesterday, we reported that the Motorola XOOM won't support Flash at launch, but according to Verizon this perk is scheduled to appear "soon as a free download".
Is $599 on a contract a fair price for the Motorola XOOM?
Posts: 54; Member since: May 27, 2010
$599 contract price, plus $20/month internet ($480) over 2 yrs= $1079. Now add in your monthly cell phone bill! I could pay the $799 for no contract, but I could buy a good laptop, which can burn cd's, burn dvds, and have more storage for less money. The bottom line, this is for early adopters or people who just want bragging rights. This is too expensive!
posted on Feb 22, 2011, 10:42 AM 2
Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 27, 2011
I travel a lot and it's much easier to carry a tablet than my bulky, heavy laptop. I had a netbook, which was nice for travel, but I still like reading books on a tablet much better. Other than that, I probably wouldn't have a use for it.
posted on Feb 22, 2011, 12:25 PM 2
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Tablets will eventually compete with laptops hopefully 2012 will be the year of the tablet with quad core and 4+ GB of ram.... 2012 we kill the netbook and establish the tablet as fair (not show off) option for customers... getting this because I want to start programing for tablets
posted on Feb 22, 2011, 2:10 PM 0
The Xoom looks great but Motorola and Verizon really should have worked on a more competitive price if they are trying to attract a higher volume of less tech-savvy consumers. A 32gig iPad without contract costs as much as one on contract. I'm not saying that the iPad is better, I would much rather have a Xoom and pay more for it. However, with Apple's branding, and similar price points (most people just see $499 for the iPad base model version and immediately think it's a better bargain) I don't think that the Xoom is an attractive enough device. $250 with a contract and $600 without one sounds much better.
posted on Feb 23, 2011, 1:08 AM 0
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