especially if you have 4G coverage (and the right kind, thanks carriers for fragmenting _that_ too - NOT! ): ) Requiring buyers to send their unit back for that upgrade is absolutely insane, unless they don't care about the top markets that now have 4G, and are concentrating on that ever-so-lucrative Amish market! Lack of a working SD-card slot makes me wonder if they even have anyone with device driver experience working on this project (maybe all they hired were Android Java developers, and didn't figure out that they needed C/assembly coders, too! :P ).
Besides, given the price-point of the iPad2, the Xoom marketing weenies must all be on suicide hotlines, being talked down from ledges, since matching, much less beating, Apple's pricing will result in a loss-leader, unless they are somehow able to block Apple's ads (not to mention assassinating at least 115+ million Appleholics!). The Xoom is going to have to become a lot less expensive, very quickly, or they're going to be collecting dust, just as the Galaxy Tabs apparently are (they've apparently built two million of those and positioned them in the distribution "channel", but, only a few hundred thousand have sold to end-users ... since October, right through the holidays, too). I saw a post/photo about WiFi Xooms supposedly on sale at a Sam's Club for $539 - that is likely a harbinger of Things to Come this year as iPad2 competitors start beating each others' brains out trying to compete with each other, much less Apple. Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware! ).
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