The anticipated Motorola Xoom Android tablet recently unveiled at CES last month may have a price tag of $800. This possible sticker price stems from a leaked Best Buy ad which tantalizingly displays the retail cost plus an availability date of Thursday, February 24th.
The Xoom certainly boasts some amazing attributes, namely the latest Android Honeycomb OS, dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, plus access to Verizon’s blazing 4G LTE wireless data network. There’s also a sharp 10.1-inch (1280 x 800 pixel) display and the ability to record 720p HD video.
Still, if the details of the Best Buy ad are true, then Verizon will slap on some stiff tiered data charges to tablet plans. According to the ad, prices range from $20 for 1GB of data per month all the way up to having to pay $80 for 10GB. Keep in mind this is for 3G access and the add doesn’t mention 4G pricing save to say it’s an available upgrade.
Perhaps $800 is the un-subsidized price for the Xoom for non-Verizon subscribers. Even so, is this too much to pay especially when the 16GB Apple iPad with Wi-Fi is $499 and the iPad 3G is $629? How much of a premium would you pay for Honeycomb or the Xoom’s other cutting-edge features? Let us know by taking our quick poll.