Xoom Priced at $799 Verizon 3G, $600 Wi-Fi Only

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steve771

While I own an Ipod touch, I hate the Apple way of doing business.  It has the best interface and functions, but things like a 30% fee on apps?  Geez, and we thought the mafia was dead!

Anything that puts Apple's feet to the fire is good by me.

I'll definitely be checking out the Xoom.

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monkeyboyx

$600 and no BS contract that got my attention. I still want to see a windows tablet possibly with a specific version of the OS only for tablets/slates or some kind of alternative GUI that loads. Cause a regular version of windows on a tablet like this will not work. Are you listening Microsoft?????

I want web, PDF, Office, Outlook, Flash, in a slate tablet. Grab the tablet, keys, wallet and im gone.

And if you do need cell connection here is a good 3g device...$50 for 2.5 gigs a month no contracts. Just saying. Its virgin wireless so your using sprint g3.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Virgin-Mobile-Broadband2Go-MiFi-2200-Prepaid-Broadband-Device/14321312

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someuid

Re; Wifi only version.

Well, cooler heads are finally prevailing.  A proper touch-screen OS.  A lower price.  No Verizon Overload control plans.  We're moving in the right direction now.  My interest is now caught.

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Keith E. Whisman

I want one.

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arosadler

Still a little high for me. $400-$500 would be better.

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rburkegt

Xoom is among a few Honeycomb tablets that have my attention.  I'm interested in the Wifi-only model and $600 is the absolute most I would pay for it.  I feel like everyone should be holding their breath for the iPad 2 announcement to make sure the Xoom is still a good buy. 

Xoom + portable keyboard + 3g smartphone tether makes for a robust mobile entertainment & productivity package. 

 

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thunderclap82

I'm torn.  I was planning on picking up the iPad 2, but after Apple's recent 30% subscription I can't in conscious support a company that tries to weasel money out of developers for doing virtually nothing.  I am considering the Xoom, but I'm still not all that excited with the Android Market.  I may just hold out to see what settles: Apple withdrawing the 30% fee, or better Android Market apps.

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rburkegt

I don't have much faith in the Android marketplace, but a fully-functional browser with flash support solves a lot of the reasons to have an app store in the first place.

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someuid

The only thing the app store would be good for would be a one-stop-shop for newbs to this tech.  That is probably something Google could easily run for free, if they aren't doing so already.