Here comes the Xoom! What a bust!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cmvsm, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. cmvsm macrumors 6502a

    cmvsm

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    Motorola is already screwing the pooch on this thing when comparing to the iPad. Initial price STARTS at $799, and that does not include a data plan that you initially have to buy, even if you are only using Wifi...WTF?? You have to buy at least one month of data subscription to activate the Wifi feature, which is $20 minimum.

    What a crock...I hope it bombs like Hiroshima.


    http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/gaming.gadgets/02/07/xoom.price.release.ars/index.html?hpt=T2
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Who the hell thought it would be a good idea to charge $20 to activate a feature? Let alone an $800 price tag. What a mess Motorola...
     
  3. Androidpwns macrumors regular

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    Yeah, def. Great machine crippled by insane pricing.
     
  4. VTMac macrumors 6502

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    Jobs referred to this months ago. My guess is that Motorola isn't making much even at that price point. They simply do not have the economies of scale to compete with Apple. Hence Jobs predicted that most would come out with 7 inch tablets to be price competitive.

    Seems like that's pretty accurate thus far when considering the Galaxy Tab and the Moto. They only way you're likely to see the price points drop the necessary $200 to be price competitive (eg. a better value) is with carrier subsidies. And that will require longer terms contracts .. not a single month as with the Xoom.
     

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