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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 ranran on 2/16/2011 3:08:59 PM , Rating: 3
Well, I've been avidly following the NI Adam for a while. I haven't parted with my dollars yet for one, waiting to see how they do with customer support and updates - but so far 3 updates have been released, 2nd pre-order is done and it continues to improve. Oh and lets not forget the price tag -
$375 LCD
$499 Pixel Qi
Add $50 for 3G on either

Tegra 2, usb, HDMI, etc. etc. are all there. If they continue as they have, this will be the tablet to beat.... until Tegra3 comes, that is. :)




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