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    News - Motorola defends pricing of Xoom

    Tablet more expensive than iPad and coming to the UK in Q2.
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    Re: News - Motorola defends pricing of Xoom

    It'll bomb just like the Galaxy Tab did until they reduce it to a reasonable price point (as happened pretty sharpish with the Galaxy, can now be had for £250!)

    Regardless of what they think people will not pay a premium for a generic Android tab, Motorola certainly do not have the brand appeal that Apple do (regardless of individuals' own opinion this is pretty much a fact)

    I don't see people paying such a premium for 4G, obviously Motorola do, let's see who's right in 3months time...

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    Re: News - Motorola defends pricing of Xoom

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    It'll bomb just like the Galaxy Tab did until they reduce it to a reasonable price point (as happened pretty sharpish with the Galaxy, can now be had for £250!)

    Regardless of what they think people will not pay a premium for a generic Android tab, Motorola certainly do not have the brand appeal that Apple do (regardless of individuals' own opinion this is pretty much a fact)

    I don't see people paying such a premium for 4G, obviously Motorola do, let's see who's right in 3months time...
    Totally agree. I'm no apple fanboy either, the last "apple" product I 'owned' was my dad's apple mac when I was about 5. Not really a fan of apples stuff nowadays and I think the price is prohibitive.

    However, clearly there are millions who do not see it that way and for a company like motorola to compete with apple it has to exceed the hardware considerably AND more importantly, undercut them on price significantly. Countless other companies have tried competing toe-to-toe with apple and it has never worked, especially if they are in a similar price bracket.

    This is suicidal for Motorola if you ask me. They are brand with very little currency (I'm not talking in monetary terms here) in the eyes of European consumers and they are hugely mistaken if they think such an overpriced tablet will turn their fortunes around

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    Re: News - Motorola defends pricing of Xoom

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    Well, quite.
    800 US beer tokens for a mee-toooo product? Madness.

    People are surely not that stupid? The hardware is about 75% of what is in a netbook, so it should cost about 75% - especially since there are no licencing fees.

    And what is the betting that despite the 1.6 exchange rate USD800 = GBP800

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