Prices leaked for Motorola Xoom and HTC Thunderbolt

first_imgIt’s hard for mobile phone manufacturers and wireless carriers to keep secrets these days thanks to tipsters, but if it weren’t for tipsters us folks in the media wouldn’t have anything to write about. Case in point, we now have an idea of what the price of the Motorola Xoom and the HTC Thunderbolt will be when they are launched thanks to a leaked minimum advertised price (MAP) list.A retailer is not locked into selling a device at the MAP price, but they must do so if they wish to access funds to assist in the marketing of that device.Both devices form part of Verizon Wireless‘ latest 4G line-up, which the carrier first announced at CES 2011. Here’s some further details on both:Motorola XOOM – 10.1-inch HD 4G LTE upgradable tablet, Android Honeycomb, 1080p HD video, Adobe Flash Player, front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video chats and 5-megapixel camera to capture video in 720P HD. Mobile hotspot capability provides connection for up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices.HTC Thunderbolt (exclusive to Verizon Wireless) – HTC Sense 2.0, Skype mobile with video, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 4.3″ WVGA display, Dolby surround sound, 8-megapixel camera and HD video recording, wireless DLNA capability.According to leaks, the Motorola Xoom will have a MAP price of $799 while the HTC Thunderbolt will be $249.99. The Xoom price may seem high for a tablet, but keep in mind it’s 4G compatible and is powered by Android 3.0 which has been specifically designed for tablets. Also, customers can typically expect to spend on average around $200 for a good smartphone, so the additional $50 premium for the HTC Thunderbolt is not a bad one to pay for 4G access either.Read more at Android Centrallast_img read more