Details on the Motorola XOOM‘s European launch continue to trickle out, with German pricing and availability confirmed. T-Mobile Germany (Deutsche Telekom) will be offering the 3G version of the XOOM from the end of April 2011, priced at a whopping €699.95 ($968).
The carrier will have the XOOM 3G exclusive for three months, before other carriers get a chance to offer the Honeycomb slate (and hopefully drive prices down somewhat).
Motorola Xoom™ with UMTS available for three months exclusively from Telekom
Feb 28, 2011
First tablet PC with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
Supports HPSA with up to 14.4 Mbit/s download capacity
Fast dual-core processor, two 5 and 2 megapixel cameras
From the end of April 2011 Telekom will be offering customers the first tablet PC with Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system: the Motorola Xoom. Android 3.0 is the first version of Android developed by Google specifically for mobile devices with large displays. Some of its key features are the home screen with 3D elements, large widgets with extended interaction options and newly designed notification icons. The Motorola Xoom’s full-touch display featuring a 25.6 cm (10.1″) screen and a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels is the ideal platform for surfing on the go. “The Motorola Xoom fits perfectly with our strategy for the best mobile Internet experience,” said Niek Jan van Damme, member of the Board of Management of Deutsche Telekom AG and Chairman of the Managing Board of Telekom Deutschland GmbH. “We are pleased to offer the tablet PC with UMTS exclusively for three months to our customers in Germany.”
For all applications the Xoom’s 1 GHz dual-core processor provides for its multitasking capability. HSPA technology for bandwidths of up to 14.4 Mbit/s enables high-speed mobile surfing and downloading even large files in a matter of seconds within the Telekom network. You can upload videos, photos and other content at up to 5.76 Mbit/s. A 5 megapixel camera with twin LED flash is integrated into the back of the Motorola Xoom. And that is not all: the tablet is equipped with a second 2 megapixel camera on the front. The Motorola Xoom supports HD video recording and playback and multimedia content can be streamed to your television via HDMI. Other features of the device, which is 247 x 167 x 12.4 mm in size and weighs just 700 grams, are a GPS module, a micro SD slot and a micro USB interface.
Telekom Deutschland plans to launch the Motorola Xoom at the end of April 2011 at a price of EUR 699.95. The version featuring UMTS mobile telecommunications technology for mobile data transmission will be available exclusively through Deutsche Telekom for 90 days.
eee….this matches the price of the ipad 32gb+3G
You should not convert the price from dollars to euro. Apple in germany converts 1 dollar to 1 euro.
I live in Germany i thought it would be 600 // 800 € (wifi/3G)
Also in the 700€ there are 19% VAT included …
Looks like today is a pricing information day for the Xoom 🙂
Welcome to europe, where the prices are always whopping.
The price of Motorola Xoom is just reasonable for me. Being the first tablet to have Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), a lot is expected from this powerful device. Is it worth the hype? Hell Yeah! Years ago, I was hoping for a camera that has a big LCD so I can have an idea about the outcome of the image. With far more superior resolution display, Xoom fulfilled my imagination. Tegra 2 is also an added bonus for gamers and movie addicts just like the most of us.
The price is pretty steep, might be trouble for XOOM fans in Germany.
Who would want to buy a tablet with a maybe 4G and a maybe SD card slot and maybe Flash. Some people may think that the the price is right, but not if you want to conquer the world of tablets with an imperfect one.
I do not like Apple, but they at least know how to sell a product. First a product needs to be perfect, than you can sell. An imperfect product will backfire on the company that’s selling it.
I do not know about what a lot of other people think about this, but I lost interest.
I can wait
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