Meet iPad’s Pricy Rival
Would-be tablet buyers prepare for the much anticipated war of tablets, as iPad gets some real competition.
February 28, 2011 2:36 by shafeer
Apple’s iPad finally has a worthwhile rival: the Xoom, from Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc., which went on sale at Verizon retail locations last Thursday.
Verizon will sell the Xoom for $799.99, a smashing $300.99 premium over the iPad’s starting price of $499. Consumers can bring the Xoom’s price down to $599.99 if they are willing to sign a two-year data contract.
That doesn’t really sound like a super bargain for Kipp, yet we always welcome some kind of competition .