There is a lot riding on the Xoom tablet from Motorola. Not only is the Xoom the first tablet from the Motorola camp but will be the first tablet device to run Android 3.0 codenamed Honeycomb. And it is perhaps the latter that is making everyone to watch keenly the proceeding here just to find out what Google’s answer to the likes of the iOSs or the WebOSs will be like.
However, those that are sought the most always seem to be in short supply and the same applies to the Xoom as well. And the one thing that most are eager to know more than anything else is the tablet’s launch and price details. And thanks to android central, we seem to have a clear picture of both.
As per an internal Verizon document showing the Minimum Advertised Pricing or MAP for the XOOM, the tablet is shown carrying a MAP of $799. That’s surely a lot on the expensive side though it seems certain the price shown is for the unlocked sim free version of the Motorola tablet. The same covered under a 2 year Verizon plan will surely be a lot cheaper though there is no information right now to specify just how much affordable it will be. Also depicted in the leaked Verizon document is the date – July 21, 2011 which is when the MAP will come into effect.
Motorola though had earlier announced the tablet would be ready for a launch in the first quarter of this year.More on this later.