Sunday , February 18 2018

Motorola Xoom pricing confirmed in the US


Overnight, Motorola Xoom pricing got all official at $799 for 3G/4G and $600 for WiFi-only.

At these price points, the WiFi only version is closely comparable with the iPad sans 3G, however the 3G/4G version is a little pricier.

I think we all know which of the iPad or Xoom we’d choose, right? It will be very interesting to see how Motorola prices these locally, given dollar parity at the time of writing.

Here’s hoping we don’t end up paying Australia tax on these as we do with say.. Apple.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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8 Comments on "Motorola Xoom pricing confirmed in the US"

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Augh
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Augh

Cannot understand how any of these tablets expect to compete with the iPad at these price points. Is there any real competition for the iPad 3G at a similar or better price point?

Dylan Waghorne
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aus price will probably be like 1k for 3G, since they love to hike prices here, though were on the same level as the US, dollar to dollar

Buzz Moody
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This is called the Australia Tax

Observer
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Observer

And that is why we import them and make Gerry Harvey cry.

dylanX
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dylanX

I would really like to see the ipad2 come with better specs than the xoom. and that will hopefully push the pirces of all these new android tablets down. These prices seem a bit over the top. $800 is a fair bit of money

Lincoln Black
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Does the WiFi only one come with all the sensors etc. that would be present on the GSM version (like wifi iPad doesn’t have GPS)? I’ve got a 1.5Gb data plan on my phone I hardly use, would much rather tether to that than drop an extra $200 + an extra data plan.

Kc
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yes it does, its a xoom with wifi

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