There you have it, folks -- the exhausting saga
of the Xoom
's pricing has finally been laid to rest by Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha. Reuters
reports a $799 levy for the 32GB Honeycomb tablet when bought with 3G (which will be upgraded to 4G) connectivity from Verizon sans subsidies, while Jha is also quoted as saying that a WiFi-only version will set buyers back only $600. The latter price matches the 32GB iPad directly, however the 3G Xoom is $70 more expensive than the Apple alternative. Sanjay failed to say when
said pricing or models will become available, but there have been strong indications that pre-orders or reservations will begin tomorrow
(at least at Best Buy
), with the tablet launching in full on Thursday next week.
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