Motorola Attempts To Justify High Cost of Xoom Tablet Using 4G Support

by Chris on February 18, 2011 · 0 comments

by Chris on February 18, 2011 · 0 comments

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This year will definitely be the year of the tablet. Motorola is entering into the tablet market with an expensive Android Powered tablet. Apple started the recent tablet market with the iPad. Android Tablets quickly followed behind. This year we are looking for more tablets than ever. Motorola has a great looking device called the Motorola Xoom. Unfortunately, the price tag on this tablet is turning many people off. The iPad is the standard for tablet computers. Therefore, a device that is more expensive has a disadvantage. In an effort to justify the 800 dollars price tag, CEO Sanjay Jha cites LTE support.

Sanjay told reporters that the Android Honeycomb tablet’s price is justified because it will support 4G internet. The Motorola Xoom will not ship with the support. Rather, the device will be upgradeable via a software update.

Motorola had a great chance to compete with the iPad. Since they decided to put such a high price tag on it, people will just get the iPad. If the decision were mine, the Xoom would have been 499 dollars. Having support for LTE would have put the device over the top. As it stands, A Microsoft Tablet or WebOS is looking good. There is also an outside chance for the BlackBerry Playbook.

{ via the Wall Street Journal }

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