Meanwhile, there has emerged some more hard core evidence that seems to point out the earlier rumors of the XOOM’s Feb 24 launch date to be true after all. And the latest to testify the earlier rumor is this Best Buy ad which incidentally also lends some weight to another rumor – the price of the XOOM Android tablet. An earlier Verizon leak had pointed out the price to be around $800. Exorbitant it sure is but that seems to be the amount that one has to shell out to be the proud owner of the first Honeycomb tablet. There are some mention about the data plans as well. Like its going to cost $20 for a month of 1 GB data usage while the same will go up to $80 for 10 GB.
Also, there are some facts that has emerged, which as engadget points out is both “ominous and ridiculous.” The two adjectives owes its existence to this single line:
“To activate WiFi functionality on this device, a minimum of one month data subscription is required,”
which sort of acts as a veiled threat that one won’t have the Wi-Fi bit activated on the XOOM tablet if they do not opt for at least a month of Verizon’s data plans. It will be interesting to see what emerges on this later on as the launch date draws closer.
With a keen interest in tech, I make it a point to keep myself updated on the latest developments in the world of technology and gadgets. That includes smartphones or tablet devices but stretches to even AI and self-driven automobiles as well, the latter being my latest fad. Besides writing, I like watching videos, reading, listening to music, or experimenting with different recipes. Motion picture is another aspect that interests me a lot and maybe I’ll make a film sometime in the future.