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Motorola Xoom to go for $800

One of the more anticipated tablets that came out at CES 2011 was the Motorola Xoom — it was a crowd favorite and will be out on February 24.

The pre-order page on Best Buy indicates the suggested retail price will not be cheap — $799 for the 3G version (and a rumored $599 for the WiFi-only model).

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Motorola • Motorola Xoom To Go For $800

That translates to Php34,600. That doesn’t factor in some import fees and VAT so expect it to be much more expensive when it hits the Philippines (I’d say Php40k).

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See more about the Motorola Xoom here.

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Edwin C
Edwin C
11 years ago

Mahal naman nito,o. Gusto ko lang mag-internet, eh.

jP
jP
11 years ago

sir where’s your store located?
does this tablet have a sim slot and does it work here in the Phils.? because i believed its partnered with Verizons

denwy8
denwy8
11 years ago

I am selling this Motorola Xoom for only Php 26,000. No joke. Original, mura siya because we are a wholesaler. Contact me if interested. [email protected]

Michael
Michael
11 years ago

Masyado mahal kumpara sa mga iba

Alvin
Alvin
11 years ago

Just an fyi, all applications in the Android Market are compatible with the Honeycomb OS. It’s a very big advantage over the rotting iOS which makes apps different for the iPad and smaller devices: iPhoney and iPod Touch. Feature-wise, Xoom will easily own the iPad and its predecessor anytime.

The other guys are right in saying that this is another niche of the market. Buy one if you want one. If you can and want an iDevice, why won’t you want a way better Android device? :D

Rod ronz
Rod ronz
11 years ago

I like iPad the best in all the tablet waiting for ipad2

Rod ronz
Rod ronz
11 years ago

I have all the tablets but I like I pad

BCMKitchens
BCMKitchens
11 years ago

what a waste of peso

sylv3rblade
sylv3rblade
11 years ago

unlocked bootloader confirmed. I bet that alone increased the likability of the Xoom if not for Honeycomb and the specs.

jepztronics
11 years ago

As i see on hands on video on youtube during CES event. The price quite justifies it’s initial price. App developers is apt for this!

fr0stbyte
fr0stbyte
11 years ago

@21: Merong i5 na ‘tig 35-40K so mas maganda pa. lol

Back to topic. Niche pa rin ang tablet market.. Or for those who can actually dish out that much money without too much fuss.

The input’s not that good too. I don’t see myself typing on a touch-screen for more than 15 minutes. Netbook/notebook pa rin ang maiging bilhin for productvity.

I’m having difficulty choosing a brand for my first tablet.. Xoom’s as heavy as the iPad. Tapos, the Galaxy Tab (and most of their other products) are not assured of future updates for android pero it weighs less compared to the iPad and Xoom.

Decisions, decisions.

agrimensor
agrimensor
11 years ago

Di ko malunok ang presyo ng tabletang ito.

turds
turds
11 years ago

hinakot na ng apple yung karamihan sa mga materyales na kailangan sa paggawa ng tablets.

Eingild
Eingild
11 years ago

Android tablets are more expensive kase mas maraming features ang offer nito kaysa sa ipad. Ipad does not support flash. Wala ding camera na nagrerecord ng Full HD at hindi customizable ang OS dahil masyadong closed ang ecosystem ng Apple. Having said that, I’d still choose a the cheaper iPad kase rich sa apps and swak sa budget. But feature-wise, lamang na laman ang android tablets. OA lang sa mahal.

ice
ice
11 years ago

Android is open source, but building a computing device doesn’t mean it’s only running on the standard OS. There are other components installed and being used by the system which are licensed by other companies. That is the reason for the high price despite of Android being open source

Boo
Boo
11 years ago

Software lang ba ang basis ng price ng isang gadget?

Lets wait for the rest of the herd before we decide that android is not really for tablets..

mr. bogus
mr. bogus
11 years ago

dami talaga di alam ang difference ng tablet sa laptop….. kaya nga tablet eh…. haizttt

Messie
Messie
11 years ago

Can the Xoom make calls?

poche
poche
11 years ago

at 40k magandang laptop specs na yan or add ka 10k para sa brandnew na mga macbook na.

at 21k starting price and a 1 year headstart ipad is still the tablet to beat. and sigurado pag lumabas yun ipad2 same price range lang din yan ng ipad1 since official na ang ipads sa pinas.

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