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Thursday, 17 February 2011 10:08

Xoom 3G to cost $799, WiFi version for $599

Written by Fuad Abazovic


Galaxy Tab drops to €450
Motorola did what we were all scared of. As an award for being Google‘s pet and not introducing Windows Phone 7 in its handsets, it got some preferential treatment from Google.

Unfortunately Motorola has decided to go wild on prices. First it was LG who disappointed us with $700 to $800 USD or the same amount of euros for unsubsidized tablet and now Motorola did the same $799 for a tablet with 3G.

If you go for the one that is WiFi only you have to pay $599 again way too much money for a netbook without a keyboard. This is what Google bets on. HTC is no better as it wants €669 for its 7-inch Flayer tablet and Samsung has dropped the price of its 7-inch Galaxy to €450, as listed here.

Samsung is the only company with reasonable pricing. For example, you can buy a very nice Acer Aspire One 522 AMD Fusion netbook for $329, listed here and reviewed here.

The key issue is that netbooks with dual-core Atoms sells for about $250 and you can buy three of them for the price of Xoom. Even when you buy three Atom netbooks, you have 50 USD that can you buy a few rounds in the local bar.

Is Xoom or any other Android 3.0 tablet worth $800? I don’t think so.
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+6 #1 milkod2001 2011-02-17 13:05
Is Xoom or any other Android 3.0 tablet worth $800? I don’t think so.

absolutely NOT, but there's still loads of fools around who pay that much just to show friends I got the latest and greatest toy in town :)
 
 
0 #2 Fud_u 2011-02-17 23:33
The real price you have to pay?
US $868.90 for 3g and the Wifi version $651.90 + 1 month Wifi fees if I'm correct. Taxes blows and so is contract. But, I guess I'll still be gettin' one just to rub it in Apple's core.
 

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