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So whos Buying?

Discussion in 'Motorola Xoom' started by acidbrn, Feb 20, 2011.

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    Now that preorders are up for the Xoom, whos buyin?
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    I am as soon as the WiFi version is available. :)
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    I just cant understand what Motorola is thinking. How can they charge more than the ipads price. I know that its better spec wise, but Honeycomb HAS NEVER EVEN BEEN USED BEFORE. They are charging a sky high price for something that most people are completely unfimiliar with. And also they are supposedly not allowing wifi untill you buy a month of data. I have never heard of wifi being disabled on any divice that offers it. This sounds ridiculous and almost offending. i thought they would have learned with the Galaxy Tab, but it looks like they haven't. So no, i probably wont get a Xoom, mabye a Tab 10.1 or Flyer though.

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    LTE is the reason. The LTE radios are expensive. To make a profit off it, the price had to go up $70. They had to do that or charge it when they upgraded the hardware, which would have angered people more than this final price.

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    waiting for wifi version only
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    Why does everyone keep comparing it to the ipad... The ipad is no where close to what this is maybe the ipad 3 will be but that's doubtfull

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    I would love one, but am a) waiting for the price to come down and b) waiting for WiFi. I am also considering the iPad. I'm waiting for the iPad 2 to come out, and then I will evaluate all the tablet options before I pick one.
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    I'm not waiting on this one...buying it Thursday! BB has the buy back so if something better does come out, I will trade it in. But looking at the specs of the future ones, doesn't seem likely.
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    Guess you haven't looked to the specs of the quad cores which will be out in August. As soon as they come out is when I plan on getting one. The Xoom won't even have Flash at launch

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    how does the buy back thing work?
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    Preordered
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    I decided im skipping the overpriced xoom and going with a Notion ink Adam when i get the money. or when preorders open again.
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    I am buying tomorrow morning from Verizon. Buying the 799 version and deactivating data plan and will have a wifi with option of month to month...
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    Saw one today at the Verizon store, looks and feels solid, just doesnt make sense why they would release it with out it working properly though...
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    I am getting one tommorow at 10 wohoo
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    I'm in also.
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    So should i gey the data plan? My droid is rooted and i have wireless tether. Or spend 20 a month as a fail safe. Plus i plan on getting the Thunderbolt soon, and it has hotspot capabilities. Will that b extra until rooted? Or is it free? Uggghhh!

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    Because its the only other tablet its size to compare it to right now. I just got done using the Xoom for the last 4 hours, and comparing. Its a good machine but I have one issue with it.

    Browser is choppy.
    No excuse for these specs. It should be killing the smoothness of the ipad, but its the other way around.

    I'm really a sucker for a smooth scrolling browser. Regardless of superior specs it doesn't matter in real world performance, if the software isn't optimize to use it.
    At this time IOS is still a more optimize OS then Honeycomb, and runs smoother even on crappy specs.

    Pretty disappointed right now, because I ripped open the Xoom box and couldn't wait to turn in on.

    Now before someone starts the stupid fan boy crap, I am not bias or loyal to any one system or device. I have a PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC, Mac Book, DS, PSP. All I care about is performance in a UI more then anything.

    Now if you can look past the choppiness then by all means look past my post, because I'm not trying to sway anyone elses decision, I was only describing on what bothered me with my first use of it.
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    Maybe future updates will fix that. Another thing I like about this being the "Nexus" of tablets is that hopefully it'll get updates first.
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    It's free for phones and tablets until the 26th.


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