I would have bought one too at $600 but no way would I pay 800. I can see that moto is thinking ok lets gouge the early adopters and then drop the price but that just smacks the face of your loyal customers. I guess apple has proven that people love to be slapped around and will keep coming back for more. oh well...
The other issue is how outrageously high phone retail prices are and that they have to make the tablets higher or phone buyers feel ripped off but that is a topic of another thread i guess...
These studies are always bogus. No one knows how much time went in to R&D, design, and engineering. Not to mention testing and troubleshooting. While the components may cost a certain amount, the cost to Motorola to bring this thing to market is significantly higher on a per unit basis.
Moto X - Designed by me!
Just as an FYI... prices for ipad 2 are as follows
The iPad 2 will ship in six configurations: WiFi Only 16GB ($499 USD), 32GB ($599), 64GB ($699), and WiFi+ 3G 16GB ($629), 32GB ($729), 64GB ($829)
So the 32GB version with 3g, is about the same price as the xoom (80$ on a 750ish machine isn't going to be a breaking point for most). The xoom comes with an expansion slot for 32GB more (not working yet)
Last edited by New2u; 03-02-2011 at 12:51 PM.
Resistance is futile.
On 11/16/2009 DroidNet Became Aware
Jobs just said it during his Apple presentation. They just posted the prices at the Apple Store it hits the shelves on the 11th. They lowered the original base model first generation iPad to $399 (refurbs are $349).
iPad - iPad WiFi - iPad WiFi + 3G - Apple Store (U.S.)
The phone reps said that you can't order the iPad2 until the 11th. So, no pre-ordering.