Retailer Dixons has priced up the Wi-Fi only Motorola Xoom. The 10.1in Androud 3.0 tablet will sell for £500 when it goes on sale "in the first week of April". Dixons outlets Currys and PC World both show that that timeframe is not yet confirmed. Indeed, both say delivery will take place on or after 9 April. But "if you order …
Only Dixons could grab defeat from the jaws of victory! These companies are not going to beat Apple at near Apple prices. Needs to be much lower.
Well there you are
Keep depending on that golden egg, chaps. Obviously there is more profit in taking a lot off a few idiots than in taking a little off the multitudes.
At 450beer tokens you were at least 150 more than I wanted to pay. Guess how adding another 50 affects that?
it's more expensive than iPad
yeah, title, right. How's that working out, by the way?
that will be the cost of the micro SD card socket.
like most others...
i'll be waiting a few more months until honeycomb tabs come down to around £300.
Do I want to pay another 100GBP for an extra 3" of screen - yes
Do I want to wait another month (maybe) - no
My head is going to explode.
The Modern Way
"... the retailer chirped."
Did they tweet as well? That would be more appropriate.
I'm waiting for a summer crop of Wi-Fi only Android tablets running 3.0 as a minimum; my Android 2.2 phone will act as a little WI-Fi hotspot. After a market shakedown, some serious reviews and some fondling in high street stores, I'll be ready to pick up a bargain on e-bay.
why would anyone buy this for £500? either go the whole hog and get the damn ipad or go for the much cheaper, and still well eqiuped, advent vega (its not for the faint hearted tho, needs a litle bit of geekery to get it to sparkle)
iPad2 has just been announced
Since it will be out in the UK 25th March, the Xoom will be DOA.
prepared to pay this much for an iPad.
Am I likely to pay this much for a me-too-not-quite-an-iPad?
No. Not very likely.
This thing needs to be no more than £300 if Dixons (or indeed anyone) want the volume sales.
Must try harder 4/10
Wayyyy to much!
I'd have loved to have got one but it's way too much money.
I'll hang on to my beer tokens and spend them on something else instead.
Hurry up 9th April
After trying to get excited about an iPad with the same interface as the ipod touch, Can't wait for the Xoom with its full web interface and a decent looking OS
The 3G version is being advertised ...
in SaiGon at £490.04 including 10% tax.
Not sure it is Dixons pumping up the price...
...have a look at US prices.
Some of us remember
When the IBM PC came out it was bloody expensive. A lot of like-a-pc-but-better-because me to type micro computers came out and they all failed because they weren't IBM compatible and they weren't much cheaper. Compaq succeeded because they were compatible and they were cheaper.
Apple do remember and have learn't well. You can't get iPad compatibles. The only way to compete is to be as good and cheaper (easy to do) or much better and the same price (not easy to do)
A titty is required
Your paying extra for the SD card slot and USB connectivity.
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