February 21, 2011

Motorola Xoom Saga: No Flash, No 4G, But Pay $800

The Motorola Xoom saga continues – No Flash, No 4G at launch but an $800 price.

From initial announcement to launch on Feb 24, two of the key features of the Xoom are delayed or, take your pick, missing. And users are still expected to pay $800 for the device ?

And if you do get a Xoom, expect to pay usage charges of $20 a Gigabyte.

Daring Fireball infers that the current version of Flash is killing the battery life prompting Motorola to launch with a Flash-free version.

Business Insider, based on history, projects that Flash won’t make it on any mobile devices.