Motorola Xoom available from Maxis starting tomorrow. RRP RM2,499

Posted:  May 5, 2011   By:    18 comments   

Update: Take a closer look at the camera specs stated in the image above. Maxis got it the other way around. Fellow techie Amanz pointed it out.

As a follow up to the April announcement, Maxis has started sending out email reminders to those who’ve signed up for the Motorola Xoom ROI announcing that the device will be available at any Maxis Centres from tomorrow (May 6).

Not much new information has been revealed. The retail selling price for the Xoom will be RM2,499 and customers who subscribe to a 24-months 3GB Maxis data plan will get a Motorola Defy worth RM1,599 for free.

Assuming that you don’t offset the cost of the device with the price of the free Motorola Defy, the RM2,499 Xoom is on the steep side considering that a similarly specced WiFi Xoom retails for US$599 — which is equivalent to about RM1,800 at today’s exchange rates. That is a difference of almost RM700 or about 28% on top of the US price. Also consider that for the same RM2,499 you could get the top of the line 64GB 3G+WiFi iPad 2. This makes the Xoom a bit of a tough sell in our opinion.

The Motorola Xoom is the first tablet in Malaysia to run on Google’s Honeycomb tablet OS and comes in 3G+WiFi or WiFi only versions. Maxis is bringing the WiFi only version at the moment.

As we’ve noted during the earlier announcement, we’d rather Maxis bundle the Xoom with a MiFi rather than a mobile phone as it is more practical considering that connecting the Xoom to the internet with the Defy functioning as portable hotspot will be an issue for the phone’s battery life.

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No other details are available at this point in time but we’ll keep you posted if we find anything news.

Thanks @Blaze_edge for calling this in.

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18 Comments for Motorola Xoom available from Maxis starting tomorrow. RRP RM2,499


Info pasal kamera tue terbalik. Ahaks~


    Hahaha. Betul la bro! 😛


donno about the details of the spec ….but as a normal user, i find this too expensive compared to iPad 2. 🙂


cmon guys,,,which ones better : ipad 2 or xoom?


I think maxis can forget about people signing up for their plan for xoom if it’s 2499. I mean I can buy it from one of the malaysian online vendor that I trust for just I’ve RM 2000, sim free.



do you know when Acer Iconia A500 is coming to malaysia?

definitely cheaper and well, more functional than xoom i would say.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 still worth the wait

    William Quee Yu Lian

    I agree!


    i 2nd that, a few weeks more 🙂


It makes one wonder what is the mentality of Motorola and Maxis when they price it like that. Even in the US the Xoom had taken flak for being priced more than the iPad 2. That is in a market where people are aware of Android. In our market where people are still calling Android phones "china phone", how are they expecting the Xoom to sell with that kind of price? Pretty DOA to me.

Sam Wong

Hahaha, I just read newspaper advertisment from COURTS, they are selling the XOOM at only RM2,099 !!! WTH the Maxis are trying to cheat we all people lah !!! Just simply taruh the price whatever they want to earn ! Maxis are really treat us IDIOT !


    ya, rm400 for a 'free' motorola defy is not worth it, since anyone taking this up will also be tied to subscription.

    and imho, courts is never known for being 'cheap'….


I'd recommend people the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. With specifications better than the Xoom and also the iPad 2 due to it's 10.1" IPS screen vs the 9.6" IPS on the iPad 2. And also there's the price, USD 399 for all that hardware and has the looks as well.

Tempted to get this when it arrives on Malaysian shores this month according to some sources.

    Sam Wong

    Pls update us when the EEE Pad reach M'sia, I even have two more planning to buy iPad 2 and now also wait for the EEE Pad Transformer.

      Sam Wong

      Sorry, its two more friends…

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I am planing to get xoom but not at the price maxis is selling it. Maxis must think Malaysians are stupid.


I rather spend the extra RM700 upgrading xoom's MicroSD card slot storage.