We told you the Motorola Xoom would cost an arm and a leg in the past, today Motorola’s chief executive Sanjay Jha has confirmed our suspicions. In an exclusive interview with Reuters, the head of Motorola laid out pricing for the unsubsidized Xoom WiFi + 3G and a second, WiFi-only model.
If you want the full WiFi + 3G experience, your unsubsidized cost of entry will be $799 on Verizon Wireless in the US. For those of you riding the web with WiFi hotspots, you’ll save a cool $199, with the $600 WiFi-only price tag. Similar pricing is expected throughout Europe.
Now that the rumors have been laid to rest and we have concrete pricing, it’s time to render a verdict. Is the Motorola Xoom priced to sell or priced to fail? With the iPad 2, HTC Flyer, HP TouchPad, BlackBerry PlayBook, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and dozens of other tablets to choose from, how do you choose a winner?
It appears Apple may have spoiled us with a $499 WiFi-only iPad.