Following-up on its amusing Xoom teaser published earlier this morning, Verizon Wireless just announced that it will begin selling this first Honeycomb-driven tablet to its customers beginning this coming Thursday, February 24. The nation’s leading carrier finally went official with the Xoom’s pricing on the official product page.
The device will start at $600 with a new two-year 3G data service that begins at $20 a month for 1GB of data. This means the cheapest Xoom model will cost a hundred more than a $599 WiFi iPad model that, of course, comes with 16GB of storage versus 32GB on the Xoom, and last year’s hardware versus the Xoom’s 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, its 10.1-inch widescreen HD display, front and back cameras and other goodies.
Unsubsidized model can be yours for a cool $800, Verizon said. As was hinted before, early adopters will be able to upgrade to 4G LTE service through a free modem software update expected in the second quarter of 2011. Adobe Flash Player won’t initially be part of the deal but support for the technology will be provided "soon" as a free download.
Source: Verizon Wireless