Motorola XOOM pre-orders live on Best Buy's website, for real this timeAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
The saga of the Motorola XOOM has been long and filled with rumors, but today we can finally take another step toward the tablet's official launch. Moto's Honeycomb-powered tablet is up for pre-order over at Best Buy's website and, unlike the first time it was thrown onto BBY's site, it's got a price point of $799.99 as well as a confirmed February 24th launch date. There's no mention of a $599 subsidized offering, although potential XOOM-ers can pick up a few accessories for their shiny new tablet, including a $40 case, $50 dock, $130 HD speaker dock, and $70 Bluetooth keyboard.
We've been salivating over the XOOM ever since it was officially unveiled at CES, and Aaron's hands-on time with the tablet certainly didn't help things. The question is, now that the XOOM is finally about to hit, do you pull the $799 trigger now and secure a tablet to call your own on launch day or wait for Verizon's launch and pricing info to see if a $599 on-contract XOOM materializes?
Via Best Buy