Verizon has confirmed its official pricing for the Motorola XOOM, ahead of the Android 3.0 tablet's launch this Thursday, February 24. The Honeycomb slate will be $599.99 with a new two-year customer agreement or $799.99 without a contract, while data plans will kick off at $20 per month for 1GB.
Meanwhile, the 4G LTE update for the XOOM is promised in Q2 2011, and will be free for existing owners. Flash Player support, as we heard earlier today, will be "available soon as a free download." Still no word on pricing or exact release dates for the WiFi-only version of the XOOM.
Motorola XOOM Tablet To Be Available On The Verizon Wireless Network On Feb. 24
“Best of Show” Winner at 2011 Consumer Electronics Show Delivers the World’s First True Tablet Experience, with Upgrade to 4G LTE in Q2
BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and LIBERTYVILLE, IL — Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), today announced the Feb. 24, 2011 availability of the innovative new Motorola XOOM™ tablet, which won the coveted CNET Best of Show award at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show for being “the most potentially disruptive technology.” The first device to run Google’s new Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, the Motorola XOOM will be available for purchase from Verizon Wireless for $599.99 with a new two-year customer agreement or $799.99 without a contract. Wireless 3G data service for the Motorola XOOM will begin at $20 monthly access for 1GB. The Motorola XOOM will be upgradeable to 4G LTE service at no additional charge in the second quarter of 2011.
A powerhouse in both software and hardware, the Motorola XOOM is built around a 1GHz dual-core processor and 10.1-inch widescreen HD display. The sleek, stylish design features a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chats, as well as a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera that captures video in 720p HD.
The Motorola XOOM showcases the innovations of the Honeycomb user experience that improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization, as well as featuring the latest Google™ Mobile services. The Motorola XOOM also features full support for tabbed browsing and support for the Adobe® Flash® Player, available soon as a free download, to enjoy all the video and other rich content available on the Web.