It looks like the 24th of February will be day-zero for those wishing to purchase a XOOM… but it won’t be cheap. According to a leaked Best Buy flyer, the Motorola XOOM tablet will begin hitting the retailer’s store shelves starting on February 24th for a price so high it will give you a nose bleed, $799. While the pricing schema isn’t too out of line with Apple’s 32GB 3G iPad — priced at $729 — the XOOM does not, however, benefit from having any cheaper or Wi-Fi only models just yet (not to mention you have to subscribe to one month of VZW service to “activate Wi-Fi functionality”). It looks like those that are looking to get their Honeycomb on will have to pay the dreaded early-adopters’ tax.
The advert also details what Verizon Wireless’ tablet data plans will look like. VZW will be offering 1GB, 3GB, 5GB, and 10GB monthly plans that will retail for $20, $35, $50, and $80 respectively.
We’ll admit, we’re still pretty excited about getting our hands on a Motorola XOOM… but that $800 price-tag did take a little bit of wind out of our sails (and may take a little wind out of Moto’s sales). Drop us a note in the comments section to let us know what you think of the pricing. Too low, too high, or just right?