Make sure you take this news with the usual amount of salt you do a rumor or leak post, as this may seem a little farfetched. Nonetheless, if a recent Best Buy leak showing the price for the Motorola Xoom is correct, there’s going to be a lot of unhappy early adopters out there.
According to a leaked circular from Best Buy, the Motorola Xoom will launch on February 24th, for the low low price of $799. Unfortunately, this price lines up some very early leaks on the device, so it looks like this may be the final cost folks.
It should definitely be pointed out that there are a lot of spelling errors within the ad for the Xoom, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the leak is fake. There are also some lines still being deciphered that could move a lot of people away from Motorola’s first-to-market Honeycomb tablet:
To activate WiFi functionality on this device, a minimum of one month data subscription is required.
This could be a typo, making the ad really say “To activate 3G functionality,” or it could mean exactly what it says. If you do have to purchase a line of data with the Xoom just to “activate WiFi functionality,” heads will roll.
As it stands, would you order a Xoom for $800 knowing you have to a line of data with Verizon just to use the WiFi? Let us know in the comments below.