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Old 02-08-2011, 11:00 PM
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Default Price Tag Makes Xoom Not So Fast

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/02/07/best-buy-ad-reveals-motorola-xooms-unfortunate-price-tag/' target='_blank'>http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/0...nate-price-tag/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The Motorola Xoom may be priced on the high side with an $800 price tag for launch on February 24th according to an advertisement from Best Buy. The Android 3.0 Honeycomb capacitive touchscreen tablet will initially launch with Verizon Wireless&rsquo;s 3G CDMA/EV-DO support and will have the radio be upgradeable to 4G at a later date. At $800, the price point may be comparable to the highest end iPad model&ndash;the iPad 3G at 16 GB retails for $629, 32 GB for $729, and 64 GB for $829."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1297197783.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Sure, the Motorola Xoom has some impressive specifications and looks like it is a great device to have, but ouch.&nbsp; That price is high enough to make me seriously reconsider a purchase at least seven or eight times.&nbsp; They say that tablet sales are cannibalizing notebook sales and no wonder!&nbsp; I imagine that a great deal of people are unable to afford anything after buying a Xoom and its requisite data plan.&nbsp; All I can think of is that $800 these days can buy a pretty powerful notebook, even one that is portable and lightweight.&nbsp; Does the Xoom really command that much desire in people?&nbsp; What about you?&nbsp; Is the sticker shock enough to turn you away or will you be buying the Xoom regardless of how many children you have to sell?</p>
 
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