Motorola’s upcoming tablet computer Xoom will be priced at an $799 U.S. dollars for the 3G version on Verizon Wireless, and $600 for the Wi-Fi only version, media reports said on Thursday.
“Competing with Apple you have to deliver premium products,” Motorola chief executive Sanjay Jha told reporters in Barcelona on sidelines of MobileWorld Congress trade show. Jha did not say when the Xoom would launch, although devices are expected to be announced, if not ship, this month. He also noted that the company was wholly committed to Google’s Android software, saying nearly all Motorola products will use Android this year.
The Xoom’s specs include a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 resolution multi-touch screen, Flash support, 720p video recording, and a dual-core processor.
The rumored price of the Xoom has been all over the map, but the new price appears to be on par with the Apple iPad 3G. Apple’s 32GB iPad with 3G connectivity costs 729 dollars, while the 32-Gb Wi-Fi-only version costs 599 dollars.