Earlier, Amazon listed the Motorola Atrix 4G on their portal quoting the price as 150 dollars. Although a few days later, the price of the product was pulled out by Amazon. Now, Costco, the largest warehouse club chain in America has also listed the price of this Motorola Smartphone as 150$ yesterday. But, it is yet not clear, based on what information has Costco quoted the price. Has Costco received any confirmation from AT&T and Motorola about the price or is it banking on the Amazon’s price? Well! Your guess is as good as ours.
Well, if the price is 150$ as seen, then this is going to be a wonderful news to all Android enthusiasts. But, why would AT&T want to sell it for such a low price? May be, this is a catch up game being played by AT&T to catch up on the Android front, smartphones at affordable, if not cheap prices.
According to an internal document from this year’s International CES (Consumers Electronic Show), AT&T will be launching 12 more Androids along with 20 new 4G devices. If the details of this internal document prove to be right, the first quarter of 2011 is going to witness the launch of 2 new 4G smart phones, which by the end of the year will be pushed to 20. As far as the Android phones are concerned, in 2011, AT&T is looking forward to add 12 more of these to the already existing list of 7.
Also, rumored are the availability of Motorola Atrix 4G and the HTC Inspire 4G in the markets from February 14, for which purpose, the employee training is to begin from February 2. The internal documents also indicate that Verizon is also fully prepared to offer simultaneous voice and data, but it has to be seen, to what extent will they be successful.
AT&T customers are sure in for an Android treat this year.
Motorola Xoom, the highly anticipated Honeycomb tablet computer from Motorola could be launching as early as February 17. This information is courtesy a leaked screenshot of the Best Buy inventory database that has recently been doing the rounds across the blogosphere. According to this document, Best Buy stores across the United States will begin to stock the tablet starting February 16th. Also, the launch date has been explicitly mentioned as February 17th.
This is interesting considering that we received details about the Xoom pricing just days back. Also, you may recall that the initial rumors pointed out to a launch date around April and May of this year. While all of this is speculation at the moment, we would like to assume each of these rumors carry a grain of truth in them. Verizon is expected to come with a Wi-Fi only model to start with followed by the launch of 3G-enabled tablets. We are also likely to see 4G LTE capable Xoom tablets sometime down the line.
If these rumored launch dates are any indication, we could be seeing a Wi-Fi only variant launch in February followed by tablets capable of carrying cellular data sometime around April of this year.
Motorola Xoom – the Android 3.0 tablet with a dual core 1GHz processor, a 32GB flash storage and 10.1″ screen – is among the most anticipated tech launches this year. The tablet gained huge publicity when it was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month.
While there has not been any official communication regarding the launch date and price, we have heard from Motorola executives from South America that the tablet will launch in April and May of this year. While the price remains elusive, the Xoom could be priced at $799 if a leaked Verizon document is anything to go by. The document contains a list of product prices and launch timelines and contains a ‘Minimum Advertised Price‘ of $799 against the Xoom. The price is set for the period between January 21 and July 21 of this year.
If true, Xoom could seem to be priced higher than the equivalent iPad. As you would know already, the 32GB 3G-enabled version of iPad costs $729 in the US market. What do you think? Are you planning to buy one at this price?
Xoom – the recently unveiled Honeycomb-based tablet computer from Motorola could launch in April this year. This is according to Motorola Mobility Latin America General Manager Maurizio Angelone who has revealed that the Wi-Fi only version of the device would be available on stores starting April of this year. An Argentinian blog has meanwhile reported that a 3G-enabled Xoom tablet should also launch soon after. The website expects the launch of this variant to happen around May of this year.
The revelations are interesting considering that we were not aware of Wi-Fi only variants of the Xoom until now. The rumored sources have also indicated that the assembly of the 3G enabled and Wi-Fi only devices shall happen in Argentina and Brazil respectively. That is another deviation from the norm where China is usually the place of assembly. We will keep track on how this news pans out.
We have heard quite a few things about the Motorola Honeycomb tablet in the past. In fact, Google’s Andy Rubin also carried it to a conference recently. Given the teasers that Motorola had released prior to CES, we were naturally curious to hear more about this upcoming device. And the features definitely do not disappoint.
Firstly, this is a 10.1-inches device that comes with a widescreen HD display with 1280×800 pixel resolution. The Motorola Xoom will run on a dual core processor – each running at 1GHz and will be equipped with two cameras – a rear facing 5-Megapixel camera and another 2-Megapixel front facing camera. There is also support for 1080p HD video and HDMI output. Other details that will be of interest include gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and support for Google Maps 5.0Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Motorola has noted that a 3G/Wi-Fi enabled device will launch in Q1 2011 while a 4G LTE capable device should be available in Q2 2011.
Andy Rubin, the VP of engineering at Google had last week given us a sneak peek into an upcoming Honeycomb tablet from Motorola. While not too many details were divulged, we did hear that the device will sport a NVIDIA processor along with a dual-core 3D processor and video chatting functionalities.
Now, we are coming to know about more features about this upcoming gadget. First of all, a new picture of the tablet comes with a Verizon logo imprinted which has sort of confirmed speculations about the carrier that this tablet could come partnered with. The tipster has also given us some details about some specifications of this tablet which include
While Rubin did not reveal too many details about the new product, we do know that this tablet computer will include a NVIDIA processor, a dual core 3D processor and video chatting capabilities (means a front facing camera as well). The device could measure anywhere between 7″ and 10″ though there is high chance that Motorola could opt for the higher end.
You can check out the demonstration below. Nothing is known about the launch of this device. However, we expect this to happen in the first quarter of 2011 at the least. That would bring another new Android OS to the already fragmented platform. That’s not a good thing, sadly.
It has not been long since Motorola released the Droid Pro and Droid 2 Global handsets to the market. But it looks like they are already available for quite a deal. American retailer Best Buy has announced an offer on these recently launched devices that will bring Droid Pro to customers at $49 while Droid 2 Global will be available at a price of $149.
This is the latest holiday season discount deals to hit the smartphone segment and if it was apparent already, these deals come with a requirement for customers to sign up a two year contract with Verizon.
Droid Pro was launched back in October this year and was initially available at a price of $299 while Droid 2 Global is a more recent handset that was launched only last month and has been retailing at a price of $199.99. You can get hold of these discounted handsets from the Best Buy store by clicking here and here.