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Motorola's CEO spills the beans on Xoom pricing

Reuters today confirmed what we already know about the Motorola Xoom (3G/CDMA) -- it will be priced at $799 unsubsidized through Verizon. There will also be a Wi-Fi-only model available for $599. 

"Competing with Apple you have to deliver premium products," said Sanjay Jha, Chairman and CEO of Motorola Mobility.

The $799 price tag for the Xoom 3G will get you 32GB of storage space, a 10" display, and a dual-core processor. Despite it devilishly good looks and sleek Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" operating system, the data plans for the tablet may be a little bit harder to swallow. Data packages are reported to start at $20/month for a mere 1GB and top out at $80/month for 10GB. 

Motorola's Xoom will officially launch next Thursday. 

Jha also chimed in on the whole Nokia/Microsoft saga, stating, "I am as focused on Android as I ever have been. As a result of Nokia adopting Microsoft it's possible that some of the other players concentrate on Android," Jha continued. 

These comments come just a day after another Motorola exec expressed no interest in adopting Windows Phone 7 for its smartphones. "I don't envision us using Microsoft. I would never say never but it's not something we're entertaining now," said Verizon Corporate VP Christy Wyatt.



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RE: Ridiculous data plans....
By DanNeely on 2/16/2011 1:14:20 PM , Rating: 2
Anyone buying a VZW standalone dataplan. 10GB for $80 is their top plan for a 3/4G USB modem; their other plan is 5GB for $50(?). They're currently not making any distinction between 3 and 4g data pricing.


RE: Ridiculous data plans....
By mcnabney on 2/16/2011 2:35:04 PM , Rating: 2
You do understand that AT&T have the exact same data plan rates?

$35/3GB
$50/5GB
$80/10GB

The only difference is that Verizon isn't going to charge more for LTE.


RE: Ridiculous data plans....
By MozeeToby on 2/16/2011 2:50:12 PM , Rating: 3
Who needs to charge more when your users can use up their full monthly allowance in a whopping 2.5 hours. (Assuming an average down speed of 9 Mbps as per Gizmondo's tests and the full 10 GB limit). These kinds of data caps are just plain broken.


RE: Ridiculous data plans....
By DanNeely on 2/16/2011 6:22:19 PM , Rating: 2
Since this is a Verizon network device I felt that their plans were much more relevant to the competition than anyone else's.


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