1. stevejb's Avatar
    As far as I can tell, the Xoom is the only tablet comparable to the PB regarding specs.

    At 450 for the wifi version with 32GB memory, RIM has a challenge for it's pricing.

    http://m.engadget.com/default/article.do?artUrl=http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/01/motorola-prices-wifi-only-xoom-at-450-in-the-uk-undercuts-32gb/&category=classic&subCategory=&icid=eng_latest_art &type=&postPage=


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    03-01-11 07:40 AM
  2. Deathcommand's Avatar
    I hope you realize that that is not Dollars...
    03-01-11 07:42 AM
  3. stevejb's Avatar
    I hope you realize that that is not Dollars...
    Of course! I'm in the UK quoting UK prices!

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    03-01-11 07:49 AM
  4. howarmat's Avatar
    UK prices for electronics are higher than US typically so the PB cost will probably be right in line with that pricing i think it the point.
    03-01-11 07:54 AM
  5. Livett's Avatar
    450 is actually quite a good price.

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    03-01-11 07:55 AM
  6. stevejb's Avatar
    As far as I can tell, the Xoom is the only tablet comparable to the PB regarding specs.

    At 450 for the wifi version with 32GB memory, RIM has a challenge for it's pricing.

    http://m.engadget.com/default/article.do?artUrl=http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/01/motorola-prices-wifi-only-xoom-at-450-in-the-uk-undercuts-32gb/&category=classic&subCategory=&icid=eng_latest_art &type=&postPage=


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    Sorry if I wasn't clear. I think this price is really good, especially as it's for a 32GB model. If the 32GB PB matches this then I'm gonna be incredibly happy as I've been expecting the 16GB unit to be 499.

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    03-01-11 08:01 AM
  7. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    RIM needs to make their 32GB model cost $250 then or else it will spell trouble in the US for them...
    03-01-11 08:13 AM
  8. BBThemes's Avatar
    RIM needs to make their 32GB model cost $250 then or else it will spell trouble in the US for them...
    not really, a $499 plus taxes iPad is 439, because we all know its not just the exchange rate thats affecting prices.

    personally i find that price rather odd, not because its low or anything, but because the iPad 32Gb 3G model is cheaper than the 3/4G equipped Xoom, so logic would dictate the wifi only Xoom would be more expensive than the 32Gb wifi only iPad, but the iPad costs 510 so that would (theoretically) make the gap between the 3/4G and wifi only Xooms huge in price

    or put another way:
    Xoom 3/4G - $800 plus taxes
    iPad 32Gb 3G - $729 plus taxes

    iPad 32Gb wifi only - $599 plus taxes
    Xoom wifi only (based off the above) - in the region of $520 plus taxes

    iPad cost of cellular radio - $130 plus taxes
    Xoom cost of cellular radio (again, speculatively) - circa $280

    and thats a big price for a cellular radio.

    of course the above is rough gestimation so please dont take it as fact
    03-01-11 09:08 AM
  9. grncherry1's Avatar
    Sorry if I wasn't clear. I think this price is really good, especially as it's for a 32GB model. If the 32GB PB matches this then I'm gonna be incredibly happy as I've been expecting the 16GB unit to be 499.

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    I just purchased one at a VZW store for $599 and received a $150 discount on the 2 year contract, so I'm happy with that. I am extremely satisfied with the device as well.
    03-01-11 09:09 AM
  10. Skeevecr's Avatar
    Sorry if I wasn't clear. I think this price is really good, especially as it's for a 32GB model. If the 32GB PB matches this then I'm gonna be incredibly happy as I've been expecting the 16GB unit to be 499.
    The obvious points of comparison would be the 16gb & 32gb wifi ipads which cost 439 and 510, so the 32gb Xoom for 450 is a more than competitive price.
    03-01-11 09:21 AM
  11. barrist's Avatar
    they took away the pricing, so we'll see once it comes back if it stays the same.

    Motorola Xoom tablet PC - new Android internet tablet at PC World
    03-01-11 10:31 AM
  12. Kerms's Avatar
    not really, a $499 plus taxes iPad is 439, because we all know its not just the exchange rate thats affecting prices.

    personally i find that price rather odd, not because its low or anything, but because the iPad 32Gb 3G model is cheaper than the 3/4G equipped Xoom, so logic would dictate the wifi only Xoom would be more expensive than the 32Gb wifi only iPad, but the iPad costs 510 so that would (theoretically) make the gap between the 3/4G and wifi only Xooms huge in price

    or put another way:
    Xoom 3/4G - $800 plus taxes
    iPad 32Gb 3G - $729 plus taxes

    iPad 32Gb wifi only - $599 plus taxes
    Xoom wifi only (based off the above) - in the region of $520 plus taxes

    iPad cost of cellular radio - $130 plus taxes
    Xoom cost of cellular radio (again, speculatively) - circa $280

    and thats a big price for a cellular radio.

    of course the above is rough gestimation so please dont take it as fact
    I wish that would be the price here in the states
    03-01-11 10:51 AM
  13. sookster54's Avatar
    450 pounds is roughly $700 USD, I have no interest in the Motorola Xoom whatsoever anyways, they suck at support outside of the US (read their non-US section at supportforums.motorola.com), the Xoom's initial $800(tax if applied) plus $20 MTM plan minimum (plus $35 activation fee) is way overboard, I don't expect the wifi only version to be THAT much cheaper. The Playbook's sub $500 subjected price is still attractive.
    03-01-11 12:00 PM
  14. Kerms's Avatar
    I think EU shows their prices with the taxes and etc already added in. The Wifi Xoom will probably be around $600, $550 would be nicer

    Also you don't have to get the plan for 1 month. Although I would activate it for one month, use the data and then suspend the account and buy a data plan every 6 months or to be able to resuspend the account and not worry about a activation fee.

    I'm guessing the 32GB Playbook will be around the same price as the Wifi Xoom and from what I can tell that's been posted on the threads here many are opting for the 32GB PlayBook
    03-01-11 12:40 PM
  15. kb5zht's Avatar
    If this is accurate, at todays exchange rate, the wifi only xoom will cost $732.47?

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    03-01-11 12:59 PM
  16. howarmat's Avatar
    that is the conversion rate but you cant compare UK to US directly. As stated this falls in right with ipad pricing over there and actually quite a bit cheaper i think. the US WIFI version will be around $600
    03-01-11 01:21 PM
  17. barrist's Avatar
    03-02-11 11:58 AM
  18. howarmat's Avatar
    a bit more realistic IMO. still good pricing and inline with others
    03-02-11 01:16 PM
  19. BBThemes's Avatar
    a bit more realistic IMO. still good pricing and inline with others
    not bad price, but if it rose 50 in a day, imagine what it`ll be in a week
    03-02-11 01:27 PM
  20. howarmat's Avatar
    haha lets hope not
    03-02-11 01:28 PM
  21. BBThemes's Avatar
    haha lets hope not
    na its actually a live pre-order now on pcworld`s site, gotta admit if you saw 450 yesterday youd be a tad upset though
    03-02-11 01:30 PM
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