Mar 1st, 2011

UBM TechInsights broke down the Motorola XOOM and concluded that its components all come together for a combined price tag of $278. The high-end 3G model of the iPad, on the other hand, was a bit cheaper at $245. I don’t want to use the cliche “shocker” tag, but I have no choice. It has a dual core processor, a front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM compared to iPad’s 256MB. It’s literally cutting edge technology. Its retail price being more expensive also doesn’t shock me now when you consider the fact that it will also get a 4G upgrade in the near future, a process that seems free to the end-user but is likely added into the retail cost of the Motorola XOOM. [Wall Street Journal]

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