Motorola CEO defends Xoom pricing – justified by 4G

• 17/02/2011

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Well, we’ve heard a lot of news concerning the Motorola Xoom over the last few days, with regards to pricing and launch dates. No doubt it’s left many considering whether this will be their Tablet of choice over others like the Apple iPad or LG G-Slate.

Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha defended the tablets price of $800 saying that its priced to be very competitive against the Apple iPad, and that the fact its the same storage size, has 3G connectivity as well as WiFi models are great, but it’s the “free” upgrade to 4G on the Xoom that makes it a better product, which people should feel good about spending the extra money on.

We felt that our ability to deliver 50Mbps would justify the $799 price point…It is 32GB with 3G and a free upgrade to 4G. Being competitive with iPad is important. We feel that from the hardware and capabilities we deliver, we are at least competitive and in a number of ways better.

Fact is for you to unlock the Wi-Fi feature on the 3G model, you need to by at least 1 month wireless connectivity from a carrier… which is sort of misleading the price, and adding an extra $30+ to the overall cost. Is it worth it?

[Source – BGR]

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