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Re: Did Xoom Whiff It on WiFi?
Posted by: Richard Adhikari 2011-02-25 06:14:03
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Since it was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show last January, the Motorola Xoom tablet has been hailed as the strongest challenge yet to Apple's iPad. However, it faces two possible obstacles to widespread acceptance: Its price, and its lack of a WiFi-only version. The Xoom has both 3G and WiFi capabilities, and it's offered at a price of $800 without a carrier contract. It can be had for $600 if the buyer signs a two-year contract with Verizon Wireless for data services. Apple, on the other hand, offers iPads with or without 3G capabilities.

This says it all
Posted by: jescott418 2011-02-25 13:35:10 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
As my wife and I were watching TV we saw the advertisement for the Xoom and my Wife said "That looks good" Then I told her the price and she said " For $800 I'll buy a laptop that does more".
I think the tablet is viewed as a second or even third device not able to replace a Laptop. So to put such a price on the Xoom I think its doomed.
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