The Motorola XOOM has been in the news for some time now. First for the supposedly Honeycomb plus NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core CPU combination that already is being touted would make the XOOM a killer of a tablet. Then a series of leaks quoting insanely high price of the tablet again made the XOOM headline property. However, while Motorola is yet to come out clean with its pricing strategy (which still leaves us with some hope those high prices quoted might in fact be wrong), the telecommunications company has in the meantime confirmed they will have a Wi-Fi only version which will go on sale in Europe in the second quarter of this year.
Now, the coming of a Wi-Fi only version presents an interesting scenario. First, this might be a tacit approval of the high price tag that the couple of leaks so suggested. And its likely Motorola may still ensure the XOOM remains in contention by coming up with a Wi-Fi only version which will surely be cheaper than the Wi-Fi plus 3G model. This way, those who have been eagerly looking forward to the first Honeycomb powered tablet will have something to cheer as well.
Meanwhile, there has also been another development. Motorola has also confirmed the coming of the silver backed XOOM tablet which they have named the ‘Platinum’ edition. Its just a few days ago that we had first seen a footage of the same in a video and now, the tablet can be seen in all its glory at the MCW.
However, what would have been even more glorious if Motorola had in fact spilled the beans on its pricing strategy, which surely would have made things a lot simple for many out there. Currently we are having to live with a rather high $800 and $1,200 price tag of the XOOM thanks to a Verizon and a Best Buy leak respectively.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email