The rumors were right. The 3G/4G Motorola Xoom will cost $800 at launch, unsubsidized through Verizon Wireless.
Motorola chief Sanjay Jha confirmed the price, which was previously leaked through a Best Buy circular, in a conversation with Reuters.
Jha later added that he was looking into a Motorola app store for the Honeycomb tablet.
Jha did not disclose data plan pricing, the potential subsidized price (though, Verizon does not offer a subsidized price for the Samsung Galaxy Tab) nor did he disclose a ship date. However, the same Best Buy flyer that leaked the accurate price stated February 24 as the ship date.
The Motorola Xoom will be the first tablet running Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb. It will sport a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor running at 1 GHz and a 10.1-inch display (1280 x 800). The Xoom will have 32 GB of onboard memory and 1GB of DDR2 RAM, along with SD card support.
The Xoom will also have a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and will feature a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and light sensor. For connectivity, it will support Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR +HID, 802.11 Wi-Fi b/g/n, as well as both 3G and 4G LTE.
The Xoom will launch as a 3G device, but owners will be able to upgrade it to 4G one week after its release. The upgrade will require a physical change to the device. Neither Motorola nor Verizon has offered up further details on the process.