Now that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 4G LTE support is about to be launched by Verizon (this Thursday, on July 28, from what we heard most recently), the carrier is apparently busy cutting prices for the (aging) competition.
Hence, the 3G Motorola Xoom can now be had for just $499.99 with a new two-year contract with Big Red. That’s a full $100 cheaper than the price it launched with. And while you were able to buy it effectively for $499.99 at one point, that involved the use of a coupon. No such nonsense now. You just go to Verizon’s website, add a Xoom to your cart, and that’s it. If you want a decent Android tablet with a Verizon data connection, one of the best offerings on the market just got cheaper.
But that’s not all. Droid Life got hold of a pricing slip from a Verizon store, and it looks like you can now pick up a 3G Xoom for just $599.99 “full retail price”. That’s $200 less than what full retail was up until now, so an even better deal. Do note however that Verizon’s website still lists $799.99 as the full price for this tablet, so it looks like for now the price cut here is only available in stores.
If Verizon keeps the price cuts coming at this rate, in a few months the Motorola Xoom may just become quite affordable. Some say that’s how it should have launched, if Moto wanted to gain market share quickly. But the past is the past, so let’s just focus on the future. If you’re into tablets, you’ll only get more and more options as months pass. And that’s just awesome, frankly. Because, as seen in this case, with more competition come better prices (and better features, but you knew that already).