February 10, 2011 | by Michael Heller
There have been rumors floating around of a WiFi only Xoom making its way through the FCC, but now we’ve got video of a silver Xoom from Dubai, which means it must be GSM. I am really hoping that not only will the GSM Xoom make it to the U.S., but also that there will be a WiFi only option.
The Xoom looks like a killer piece of hardware, but the price is still too high. There needs to be options in the pricing like a WiFi only tablet. The iPad has sold very well, but I can’t imagine that the bulk of those sales were from the $729 3G/32GB model. I’m willing to bet that more than half of the sales came from the WiFi only 16GB model at $499 or the 32GB model at $599. That’s the sweet spot for tablets, between $500 and $600. Let’s hope that even if the Xoom can’t hit that target, maybe LG, HTC, Samsung, or Toshiba can.