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Best Buy Leak: Motorola Xoom Release Date and Price – Just Like We Expected

by Vlad Andrici on February 9, 2011


Last time we talked about a leaked Best Buy document ( that was referring to Motorola’s tablet of course ), we were informing you that the Motorola Xoom release date was supposed to be February 17th and its price: $699.99. If you trusted those leaks ( actually there were 2 documents ) we have some bad news – both the price and release date have been changed, and not in a good way.

It looks like the Motorola Xoom release date has been pushed back…don’t worry, just for a few days…from Feb 17th to February 24th. Ok that’s no biggie but the price…if you thought that $699.99 was a bit too much you’re in for a disappointment: it looks like Best Buy’s Motorola Xoom price will be $799.99. Check out the leaked Best Buy document/ad below.

Best Buy Leak: Motorola Xoom Release Date and Price - Just Like We Expected

Best Buy Leak: Motorola Xoom Release Date and Price - Just Like We Expected

Actually, this new launch date is exactly the same as the Motorola Xoom release date that was confirmed by Best Buy’s Grand Rapids South regional store a few days ago, via FaceBook. The post has been since taken down but we can take this as further confirmation that Best Buy will being to sell the tablet on February 24th.

And if we think about it, this also fits into the time window offered by Motorola Mobility’s CEO, Sanjay Jha during a conference call last week. On that occasion, Sanjay Jha has revealed that the Motorola Xoom release date will be sometime “late March – early April“.

And even though we hoped that it will not come true, this new Motorola Xoom price ( $799.99 ) has also been spotted in a leaked document, this time pertaining to Verizon. Sadly, it looks like we’ll have to pay $799.99 in order to take the Xoom home with us. Luckily, the manufacturer has also announced a Wi-Fi only Motorola Xoom version that’s rumored to be released in April and that will surely feature a lower price tag.

Best Buy Leak: Motorola Xoom Release Date and Price - Just Like We Expected

Best Buy Leak: Motorola Xoom Release Date and Price - Just Like We Expected

Motorola Xoom is powered by a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor ( dual-core in the house ), runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb and features a 10.1 inch ( 1280 x 800 ) widescreen display, a 5MP camera on the back and a 2MP front-facing camera. For more info on the tablet’s capabilities check out our original Motorola Xoom specs article or the funny SuperBowl teaser.

Thanks Engadget for letting us know about this new leak regarding the Motorola Xoom release date.


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