Disappointed it is not coming with Flash, but Droid-life may have a fix....Price is high, I know I should wait but what the hell. It's the price you pay to be the first. I'll keep the data just to see how it works out, but most likely will keep it tethered to my Droid.
Pretty stoked!!! Few more days!
Just curious though, why is BB advertising $100 off for 2yr plan and rumor saying VZ will be $200 off w/ 2yr plan? Don't they usually coincide?
"The" Droid with Liquid, replaced by the RAZR
Motorola Xoom- stock...for now
Here is the news release I found on motorola website:
Motorola XOOM Tablet to be Available on the Verizon Wireless Network on Feb. 24
“Best of Show” winner at 2011 Consumer Electronics Show delivers the world’s first true tablet experience, with upgrade to 4G LTE in Q2
Feb. 22, 2011
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. - Feb. 22, 2011 - Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), today announced the Feb. 24, 2011 availability of the innovative new Motorola XOOM™ tablet, which won the coveted CNET Best of Show award at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show for being "the most potentially disruptive technology." The first device to run Google's new Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, the Motorola XOOM will be available for purchase from Verizon Wireless for $599.99 with a new two-year customer agreement or $799.99 without a contract. Wireless 3G data service for the Motorola XOOM will begin at $20 monthly access for 1GB. The Motorola XOOM will be upgradeable to 4G LTE service at no additional charge in the second quarter of 2011.
A powerhouse in both software and hardware, the Motorola XOOM is built around a 1GHz dual-core processor and 10.1-inch widescreen HD display. The sleek, stylish design features a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chats, as well as a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures video in 720p HD.
The Motorola XOOM showcases the innovations of the Honeycomb user experience that improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization, as well as featuring the latest Google™ Mobile services. The Motorola XOOM also features full support for tabbed browsing and support for the Adobe® Flash® Player, available soon as a free download, to enjoy all the video and other rich content available on the Web. For additional information about upgrading their XOOM to 4G LTE, customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/Xoom4GLTEUpgrade starting Thursday, Feb. 24.
For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
To learn more about Motorola XOOM, visit www.verizonwireless.com/xoom.
So let me get this straight: All of the Xoom's that are being released have WiFi ability but you will need to do atleast a month data plan to "unlock" the WiFi capability? Wonder how long it will take for someone to "unlock" it without doing that...
Well if they are offering a discount of 200 for 2 years, then I can get behind that. They didn't do that with the Galaxy Tab, and they still want $500 for it. Not worried about the 20/month plan as I have a mifi and can just upgrade it. So all in all it's not a bad deal for me. I can't speak for everyone else though.
I won an iPad. I wouldn't pay more than $100 for one, but I was hoping to sell it to contribute to Xoom funds. After having the iPad for a while, it is amazing how many sites that you run into that need Flash.
Deep Thought #1
How does Verizon sell phones at their own stores? Any phone they sell, can be found for 50% to 75% less on Amazon, or at Best Buy. Does Verizon operate their stores on a "there is a sucker born every minute" business model?
Deep Thought #2
Is Verizon's customer service philosophy: frustrate, aggravate, and exasperate, these annoying interruptions to our day, will eventually go away?