Motorola Xoom Official Press Release with Pricing from Verizon - $599 on Contract

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  1. dgstorm

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    Yesterday we shared with you the page on Verizon's website letting us know officially 'when' the Motorola Xoom was arriving. Today we received the full, official press release with pricing. As we already knew, the Verizon version will be $799 without a contract and Data service starts a $20 per month for 1 GB at 3G speeds. You can get the Tablet for only $599 if you sign a two-year contract. Here's a quote from the release:
    Below is the source link for the full press release.

    Source: Verizon Wireless - Motorola Xoom Full Press Release
     
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    likely a fee if you cancel the contract??
     
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    2 year contract? Nooooooooooo
     
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    I made a little graphic for Motorola and the Xoom, lol.
     
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    You will most likely have to pay the ETF because it is a 2-yr contract at that point, it's not month to month.
     
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    It'd be cheaper to pay the $800 with no contract up front, than the $600 with $20/mo data locked at 2 years. You'd end up paying $480 over that 2 year contract, IF you don't cancel within the 2 years (not sure what the cancel fee is, but it'll definitely be there if this is what they're requiring)
     
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    This is very disappointing, but I guess it kinda makes sense.

    With my Droid X, I got a $400 discount by going with a contract. With the Xoom, I would only get a $200 discount. That said, I guess they do have both voice and data to subsidize the phone with while they only have data to subsidize the Xoom with. :-/

    However, I guess it's good that they have an on-contract option for people who want the 3g/4g.
     
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    $800 for Wifi only?!
    No thank you.
     
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    for now... this would have a 3G radio though, its not that wifi only... so if down the road you decided you wanted the 4G, you wouldnt be stuck with a wifi only model...
     
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    I understand that, its just I have a D1 that is upgradeable in November, so I dont want to spend $800 for Wifi only tab, when im going to get another phone in a few months.

    And I already use My D1 to wirelessly theater my brothers Ipad, and thats what I planed on doing, but $800 is too steep
     
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    And another interesting bit bout the contract (for those who haven't read it)

    Return Policy & Termination Fee | Verizon Wireless
     
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    So that being said, if you were looking for a wifi only, your best either waiting for the wifi only to come out, so if you want it that bad, spend 799 and get it without contract...

    I will wait to hear if they can break the bootloader.. I really want the Xoom, but if its locked down, I may end up waiting for one of the others coming out soon to see if they can be unlocked.