Motorola Xoom Official Price Confirmed: $600 for WiFi-Only

We’ve been reporting on news and speculation surrounding the Motorola Xoom tablet since it was first leaked and been as excited as many others about this first device to run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb, an operating system devised specifically for tablets. Among our most recent articles were a head-to-head look against another upcoming tablet the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, speculation that AT&T will also carry it later this year, and a look at the Xoom vs. the iPad 2.

We’ve also reported varying price information as we heard it, from a leaked Best Buy document which listed a price of $799 and then at the weekend what we felt must be a mistake, when the Best Buy website listed the Xoom at $1,199. Well, the speculation regarding prices is finally over as Vlad Savov of Engadget reports on official pricing news, sourced from Reuters.

This information came straight from the lips of Motorola CEO, Sanjay Jha and Reuters reports the 3G 32GB Motorola Xoom will be priced at $799 without subsidies, and that will be upgradeable to 4G later on Verizon. Meanwhile if you want the WiFi-only version that will cost you $600. An official release date has not been confirmed yet although we and many other sites have published a rumored release date of February 24 and we’ve seen nothing yet to lead us to believe that this will be different.

We’re also still pretty sure that pre-orders at Best Buy will begin from tomorrow, February 17, so look out for that, and if you want to see a lot more detail on the Motorola Xoom, check out the Motorola product page at the link. What are your thoughts on this price, considering the high specs of the Xoom? Let us know with your comments.

  • Android killer

    screw this piece of garbage ipad is 100 times better

    • kris

      How objective of you!

  • pmorgan2

    The iPad is like a 2000 Corvette and this Xoom is like a brand new 2011 Mustang with a supercharged V8. Corvettes are great, superior quality machines and a lot of people love the culture and aesthetics of the Corvette more than the Mustang. But *this* Mustang is new and has better stuff under the hood.

    The choice between which to buy is similar. If you already own and love your Corvette, it doesn't matter if the new Mustang has a better engine. But if you're like me, about to make a new car purchase, I'm going to look at this new Mustang before I buy a used Corvette.