Maxis offers Motorola Xoom with Defy for RM2499 |

Maxis offers Motorola Xoom with Defy for RM2499

Posted:  April 28, 2011   By:    12 comments   

Maxis has announced today the anticipated Android Honeycomb tablet, the Motorola Xoom will be made available from 6th May onwards. We will be getting the WiFi only version as the 3G version is mentioned to be not available outside the US at the moment.

So how do you get connected you might ask? Maxis is offering a bundle of the Motorola Xoom together with the robust Motorola Defy for a combo price of RM2499. The connectivity for the Xoom is supposedly to come from the Motorola Defy through its portable hotspot feature as mentioned via twitter. Although this is workable, having hotspot enabled would be taxing on the smart phone’s battery and isn’t a recommended solution long term. It would be better if you could connect with a proper WiFi router while the Defy’s hotspot feature is used only when it is absolutely necessary. If we can have it our way, we would prefer the Xoom to be paired together with a MiFi device.

There’s no full details on the bundling plans yet but all should be revealed next Friday. To register your interest, head to Maxis Tablet page here.

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12 Comments for Maxis offers Motorola Xoom with Defy for RM2499

where is 4G?

The question is: can Defy run Android 2.3?


they want the xoom DOA isn't it?


if maxis and motorola are reading, this bundle will not work. you are losing potential customers to ipad2. you have been warned.


Even though I'm a big supporter of Android but this is definitely a FAIL.

Wrong pricing. The bundle doesn't make sense. What if i got a better phone than Defy already?

Hello M&M, Ipad2 is selling so cheap. Android source code is FREE and yet u people mess up with the price & cant even be competitive against Apple? Facepalm!


Galaxy S 2 + Motorola Xoom = FTW

Hiew Vun Yau

ya, the pricing will kill any chances of Xoom in Malaysia market…


The package is not attractive at all. Xoom wifi is selling at USD599 (<RM 1800). Defy is selling at SGD 430 (<RM1050), thus added up to about RM2850. Maxis offer both at RM2499 (saving about RM350), but with 2 years 3GB plan (RM 88 x 24 = RM2114).

It's definitely a "NO GO" for those that only interested on Xoom wifi, and no interests in 3G.

It's not even attractive for those that want a cheaper phone (Defy?) with a data plan.

Wrong strategy for Maxis / Motorola.


I rather went to gray market to buy 3g Motorola Xoom than use this kind of bundle ! It will NOT WORKING !!
Since your competitor iPad 2 already launch early than Xoom with very cheap price ! Lets face the real market in Malaysia not dream your own Maxis-Motorola Land !!!!


Apple products are always the benchmark. If you price it higher than it, sure lose.


Looks more like a Maxis attempt to clear off its excess stock of Defys.