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OK, so the standard Motorola Xoom really does cost $US800, as a leaked Best Buy ad showed last week. That sucks, because it's the only 3G model out there. But there is some good news: The Wi-Fi only version is $US600 - the exact same as a 32GB iPad. Too bad it's not coming out till after the 3G version.
A seemingly legitimate $US1,199 Motorola Xoom now sits on the Best Buy web site, ready for pre-order. What happened to the already steep $US800? It would seem the hill has become a mountain for this initially well-received tablet.
The Motorola Xoom sure has a lot of whizbang stuff inside: Crazy dual-core processors! Nvidia graphics! HD camcorder! 1GB RAM! Front camera! 3G that's somehow magically upgradeable to 4G! But, uh, it's eight hundred US dollars. And it gets worse.
Either whoever manages the Grand Rapids South Best Buy Facebook page has a fertile imagination, or the Motorola Xoom is going on sale there in just a few weeks. That's not long to wait for the first real iPad fighter.
Yesterday we'd heard that the Motorola Xoom tablet was swinging into town on February 17, for around $US800. According to a leaked Best Buy system screenshot, it's going to be more like $US700.
To think that we placed Motorola's XOOM tablet in our favourites list, before learning it's got a barometer. A FRIGGIN' BAROMETER. Oh, so your widdle iPad has thousands of apps? But can it measure the atmospheric pressure, huh? HUH?
Tablets! Tablets tablets tablets. They're the hot ticket at this year's CES. Just about everyone's got one (not that everyone should). We've parsed, prodded and played with the main contenders. And this one's best. Well, these ones.