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Motorola hopes that a price cut will help out its laggard Honeycomb tablet

The writing has been on the while for quite some time now: Motorola's Xoom tablet has been a sales bomb in the marketplace. The Xoom was the flagship model for Google's Honeycomb tablet operating system, but newer competition has hit the ground running with cheaper models and sleeker designs. 

To help combat the new competition, Motorola is dropping the price of the 32GB Xoom (Wi-Fi-only) from $599 to $499. This undercuts newer rivals like the 32GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 by $100. However, the new pricing simply puts it at price parity with the 32GB ASUS Eee Tab Transformer.

Motorola still doesn't have an answer to the 16GB ASUS Eee Tab Transformer that starts even lower at $399.

This new price for the Xoom will likely stay in place until the arrival of next generation tablets running NVIDIA's quad-core Kal-El ARM processor and Google's Ice Cream Sandwich operating system which will unify smartphone and tablet codebases.



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RE: Still confused on two things:
By andre-bch on 7/7/2011 2:26:51 PM , Rating: 2
Seriously, how do you americans put up with such draconian mobile phone contracts?! I've also heard that they charge you even for incoming calls!!! That's just absurd.


RE: Still confused on two things:
By Cheesew1z69 on 7/7/2011 2:30:04 PM , Rating: 2
I am sure you are being sarcastic, but, I don't agree with incoming calls being taken from minutes.


RE: Still confused on two things:
By Flunk on 7/7/2011 2:44:02 PM , Rating: 2
No, he's not. I pay the equivalent of $40 a month for unlimited incoming, outgoing, texts, 3G data, voicemail, caller ID, call waiting. You're getting fleeced.


By Cheesew1z69 on 7/10/2011 3:21:34 AM , Rating: 2
I meant, I don't believe they should be taken from min. As for getting fleeced, I am on a 700 min plan, with 2 phones.


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