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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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By Mitch101 on 2/16/2011 1:16:02 PM , Rating: 2
The Nook Color is $250.00 and can be rooted and Android loaded onto it. Android 3.0 is still a work in progress but close to being done for the Nook.

Its about as powerful at the Droid-X devices. More power than the first gen iPad, faster than the samsung tablets, capacitive touch screen (Pinch etc), and higher DPI on a 7" screen compared to the 9.7" iPad. Has a USB and SD Micro slot. The google marketplace works on it.


By johnbuk on 2/16/2011 1:31:36 PM , Rating: 2
I have a Nook Color (bought just because of the support it's getting) and the version of Honeycomb that has been ported to it is not "just about done". Don't get me wrong- the fact that DP was able to do what he did with his port of Honeycomb is amazing- but it's definitely incomplete at this time. I'm running Froyo on mine for the time being just because the port of Froyo for the Nook is "more complete" right now, but it's definitely not as tablet friendly as Honeycomb and I'm sure soon after the Xoom gets released a more complete version of Honeycomb will be in the cards for the Nook.

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