The Motorola Xoom has been one of the most highly anticipated tablets of 2011. It was unveiled at CES 2011, and now, at MWC 2011, we got a better look at it.
The price of the Motorola Xoom was initially rumored to be $799, which is a bit steep, but comparable to the Apple iPad, which is its biggest competitor. Soon after, a leaked Best Buy document led to new rumors which said that the Xoom would be priced at $1199. This new figure was bashed by bloggers, being completely ridiculous. We were hoping that it would be wrong, and apparently it is.
In an interview with Reuters today, Motorola CEO, Sanjay Jha, confirmed that the unsubsidized version of the Motorola Xoom will be sold for $799 on Verizon. At this price, it is just a bit more expensive than the iPad 3G, which is priced at $729, but offers a lot less, in terms of features.
A Wi-Fi only version of the Motorola Xoom will also be launched soon, at $600, exactly the same as the 32 GB Wi-Fi iPad. Another interesting bit of information: In the interview, Jha also claimed that Motorola was looking at launching its own application store, for its range of Android phones.
The Motorola Xoom is an Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet which has a 10.1 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It is powered by a 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and has 1 GB RAM. It comes with a 5 MP camera and also offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity with 32 GB internal storage.