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Official Price/Date Reveal Today???

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by vcarvega, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. vcarvega

    vcarvega Newbie
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    With the commercial reveal of the Motorola Xoom during the Superbowl today, I would think they will be telling consumers when it will be available and for how much! If not in the commercial, then the information has to be confirm-able through retail channels within the next week to continue consumer buzz before launch.

    I also don't think that's the only superbowl ad they're going to run. It's a nice intro video... but they HAVE to release an ad that actually shows off its features as well! This is the single best moment of the year to grab the attention of the American consumer.... If this tablet catches on, I believe Android could really usher in a new wave of technological advancements.

    The iPad is fun, and is like an upgrade up from the iphone. But this looks like my upgrade from my laptop... even more portability, and media apps that provide even more immersion than their pc/web browser counterparts. The CNN and YouTube apps looked like tablet features I'll enjoy even more than using the respective websites. If they get the pricing right, this could be huge!

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  2. vcarvega

    vcarvega Newbie
    Thread Starter

    MUCH better final commercial...
  3. Ezra

    Ezra Newbie

    was still missing one critical thing....
  4. howarmat

    howarmat Android Expert

    confirmed by BB that its a feb 24th release, but its also $800 and the commercial was great i agree
  5. knappkd

    knappkd Well-Known Member

  6. Virgil1528

    Virgil1528 Lurker

    I just came here to post this, but I see you all beat me to it. I'm not going to lie, I'm pissed. This is just a ridiculous price point, especially when you have to buy a month of data.

    This completely opens me up as a buyer to other options. Good job Motorola.
  7. knappkd

    knappkd Well-Known Member

    "To activative WiFi functionality on this device a minimum 1 month data service is Required." ????

    How can they force you to pay for a month data plan if you don't want to use their service?
  8. gobluejd

    gobluejd GOBLUE!

    As far as I am concerned, I was expecting $699. In any case, for me, I know its better than the top of the line Ipad. Not happy, but I am glad I do not have to buy a contract. I mean really it not much over the cost of a new phone out of contract, and you can go month to month.
  9. knappkd

    knappkd Well-Known Member

    So, I can buy a one month subscription that does not renew? If so, this means the price is really 819.00 rather than 799.
  10. gobluejd

    gobluejd GOBLUE!

    Not sure about the WIFI part and how it is enabled....

    However, my girlfriend just told me that she did NOT have to get the contract. When we bought, they said there was not contract, and we could turn on/off a month at time, but we have to call to cancel. We can add it back via the iPad.

    I will edit my OP.
  11. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA

    Between this and the ridiculous pricing on the Atrix laptop dock Moto has lost my purchases.
  12. ranova

    ranova Android Enthusiast

    real talk
  13. StreakTheQuad

    StreakTheQuad Well-Known Member

    Not a good week for Moto
  14. Woosh

    Woosh Well-Known Member

    I don't rly see it this way. Phones are overpriced to begin with.

    But the tab is over $300 more then my laptop and Moto isn't even needing to pay for the OS and it has much less functionality with obviously less and cheaper components.

    I am curious how many of these will sell because as far as I am concerned its DoA. Now to play the waiting game for Ipad 2 and whatever other Honeycomb tabs coming soon.
  15. icyfire

    icyfire Newbie

    Because that's what happens when OEMs kowtow to carriers. As is the case with nearly all Android devices except for the Nexus series.
  16. knappkd

    knappkd Well-Known Member

    I am buying. I am taking vacation day on the 24th and will be playing all day!! :) I am just looking at it is 819.00 rather than 799.00. Twenty bucks is not gonna bankrupt me.
  17. howarmat

    howarmat Android Expert

    +60 or so in taxes :)
  18. knappkd

    knappkd Well-Known Member

    Haha. Very true. May drive to delaware to get tax free.
  19. ctxx24

    ctxx24 Android Enthusiast

    They can kiss my ass..ill buy a sweet ass new laptop
  20. doubledown

    doubledown Newbie

    The $799 price is a fail. Add the insult that we are forced to buy a month of data just to use a new Xoom with wifi (that is built in and already paid for) and it is tantamount to biting the hand that feeds you. What a slap in the face to your supporters (who can buy whatever they choose).Motorola, I love the Xoom...but I'm not buying it! If I want to be treated like an idiot, I'd buy an Apple for less! Now...how much will that sweet Toshiba tablet cost?
  21. jcash3

    jcash3 Android Enthusiast

    What makes me mad not the 799 price because I was actually willing to pay it. My gripe is the 1 month data plan to be able to use wifi. I cannot activate a Verizon device in alaska so I will have to wait until I leave the state for a bussiness trip or something. The earliest that will be is at the end of march... guess I will be waiting then
  22. Dunbar

    Dunbar Newbie

    Requiring a $20 contract to activate wifi after paying $800 for the Xoom is a slap in the face to consumers. Without wifi, the Xoom may as well be a brick. It's like buying a car and having the dealer lock the engine unless you subscribe to satellite radio. I was willing to pay $700, would probably have gone as high as $800, but the $20 contract is too much. Just price the friggin thing at $820. Don't treat your customers like idiots by making it seem like they have a choice about getting a contract. And what is the point of the contract anyway? Just to give Verizon an extra $20 from each purchase? Because I can't see any benefit to the consumer to having to pay for a service they don't want so they can use the product they do want. Most other products, like phones, give you a discount for signing up for a contract. This is the opposite.

    Also, airing a commercial where your product could easily have been replaced by literally any other tablet on the market right now isn't a great way to showcase its unique abilities. "Buy this because it isn't the most successful product on the market! P.S., it's very expensive and we'll also require you to spend even more money to actually use its primary feature." Great marketing, Motorola.
  23. gobluejd

    gobluejd GOBLUE!

    Verizon or Motorola have yet to release anything final yet. Also take a look at the add again, they do not know how to spell ACTIVATE or LIGHTNING. Could be a total FAKE AD.
    marctronixx and StreakTheQuad like this.

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