Best Buy’s ad, posted by Engadget, clearly reads that the Xoom will be available in stores on February 24 and that it will cost $799.99 before data.
That’s a week later and $100 higher than what the site’s sources had previously said, but others had expected something more like $800 based on documents allegedly leaked from Verizon. Previous leaks from Best Buy had shown a February 24 launch date.
More interesting, though, is the fine print underneath the main product shot, which reads, “To activate WiFi functionality on this device, a minimum of 1 month data subscription is required.” So, if you thought you’d buy a Xoom — which works on WiFi, Verizon’s 3G network, and its 4G/LTE network — and get out of paying for an extra data plan, you were wrong. And, speaking of data plans, users will be able to get 1GB of cellular data on the device for $20 per month and up to 10GB for $80.
* Large, 10.1 inch wideScreen HD Display
* Rich, clear video playback in 720p HD
* Touch Screen, with pinch-to-zoom navigation
* 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, at 150p per inch
* Dual-core processor
* Double the speed, double the power
* Advanced performance with superior graphics
* Faster downloads, faster streaming media
* Multitask with ease
* Multitask with ease and PC-like performance
* Access various types of files, whatever the source
* Open, edit, save and share docs in an instant
* Data envrypted, for total security at work or play
* Check email, view your calendar, set appointments
* 1 GB internal RAM
* Google software designed specifically for tablets
* Fully upgradable to 4G, making it next-gen ready
* Best for video, streaming media and downloading
* Radical new “floating” multi-finger user interface
* Supports Adobe Flash Player for optimal browsing
Best Buy appears to have revealed even more details about the Motorola Xoom tablet, which is looking more and more like it’s slated for release on February 24.