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Is The iPad 2 Better Priced Than The XOOM?

Apparently if you want to sell a lot of oversized phones at a premium price you need to throw in a few lies here and there to make the whole thing seems more revolutionary. When Jobs showed off the iPad2 he showed that it was priced better than the XOOM at the same specs. Well, yes if specs are merely storage and wireless capabilities. If you consider RAM, the iPad is half of the XOOMS (512mb to 1gb), has a lower resolution screen, lacks a camera on the flash, lacks stereo speakers, lacks 4G, lacks micro-USB and a card reader. Look, I’m no XOOM fan (in fact I’d still take an iPad over it because of apps) but if you’re going to rely on specs to sell a product you should have them on your side. There’s more than storage + wifi + data. On paper the XOOM is the better spec’d device. I think the OS is actually the strong point for the iPad but that’s mostly just maturity in a tablet factor and more apps with that maturity.

But if you want to have a spec fight, they should probably pick a fight with someone else. Oh or have that fight in front of a bunch of zombies that are going to buy your product regardless of what you sell and how you sell it…