We may not have an exact date, but thanks to Reuters, we do have a price. Motorola’s Sanjay Jha announced that the Motorola Xoom for Verizon (rumored to be released later this month) will sell for $600 in Wi-Fi form, while the 3G version will cost you $799 (both models feature 32GB of flash memory). What’s interesting about this announcement is that the 3G model will sell as an unsubsidized device–meaning no discounts for signing a Verizon contract. This means one of 2 things: Either you’ll pay full price for a device that you’re still forced to commit to for 2 years, or the more likely scenario, Verizon will do what AT&T has done with the iPad and ask users to buy data as they need it on a month-to-month basis. When you think about it, this really makes the most sense–the device is still tied to Verizon for its cellular coverage, but you’re not forced into 2 years of data payments. Another advantage the Xoom has is how Motorola has gone out of its way to make sure the device is future-proof, by making the Xoom upgradeable to 4G…thank you Moto.

We’ll have more on the Xoom as it gets closer to release, and a full review as soon as we get our hands on one. Stay tuned…

 

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