Motorola XOOM tablet up for pre-order Thursday… for $1200?
Remember back when you thought $800 was way too much to pay for the upcoming Motorola XOOM Android tablet? How about $1200. Best Buy has put up a page promising that the tablet will be available for pre-order on Thursday. But if you scroll down to the bottom of the page, there’s a listing for the tablet which says it wil be available in-stores for a whopping $1199.99.
It’s possible that this is just a placeholder page and that the price could change. Or it could be a mistake. Or, I don’t know, maybe the price includes a solid gold carrying case.
But while the price seems a bit spectacular, the specs are pretty much what we’ve come to expect: a 10 inch tablet with Google Android 3.0, a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, 5MP camera, 1GB of RAM and a 32GB solid state drive. The tablet supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, and 3G mobile broadband.
Update: Engadget’s sources say this is just a placeholder. I guess we’ll find out later this week if/when the tablet goes up for pre-order on the 17th as expected.
Update 2: Best Buy has removed the page. Hopefully when it comes back online the price will be a bit more reasonable.