Looks like we hit the nail on the head with the price on the Motorola XOOM a few days back. Motorola has confirmed a price of $799 unsubsidized at Verizon, with a WiFi only version coming in at $600. That puts it head to head with the other 800 pound gorilla in the category.

The XOOM caught many an eye when it captured Best in Show at CES last month after it was announced it would run Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), Google’s from the ground up tablet OS. And with the widespread popularity of Honeycomb, Motorola has announced that their tablets will be Android centric across the board. And with Nokia’s marriage to Microsoft, competition could be stiff, at least CEO of Motorola Mobility Sanjay Jha, hopes so.

“Competing with Apple you have to deliver premium products,” Jha said, “I hope there will be at least three or four (other operating systems). I love Android, but I hope as hell there won’t be just one.”

[via Reuters]


  1. First of all, at $799… it better come with at least 64gb of internal memory AND be able to offer more than a one-trick pony O/S of Android 3.0– the thing better be able to handle windows 7 at least too! For $800 you could buy a pretty good laptop.. some of which have the tablet-touch screen capability.


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