The Motorola Xoom WiFi Costs: $599, Disappointment Ensues

Come on, Moto. On the other side of the tech world, we have the iPad 2, a successful and worthy tablet to crush the competition, and on the other side, the Motorola Xoom, a cool powerhouse tablet with potential. Could you at least price your WiFi at a price people would understand (and would be competitive), say, $500 like the iPad 2?

No. The $600 WiFi Xoom will be available at Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, Sam’s Club, Staples and Walmart on March 27th. The specs are the same, sans 3G and 4G radios, which are a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with 720p HD video recording,2 megapixel front-facing camera, and a 10.1-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution. Press release in the usual place: after the break.

Adobe Issues Security Warning To All Users Of Flash, Patch Incoming

The average amount of posts on LaptopMemo has gone down. Why? Because there isn’t enough great news to share. But, not at the moment. A fresh new report, is available for your scrutiny below.

Everybody run! Adobe has issued a security exploit warning for Flash on all platforms that it actually works on. The same exploit which can cause crashes and exploits of a user’s system is found in both Acrobat and Reader. A fix is coming early next week, so in the meantime, enjoy your imminent doom of crashes or compromising of your system. Via: Adobe

HTC Thunderbolt Finally Outed At $249.99 On March 17th

This is about time, you know. After months of Verizon keeping the Thunderbolt in a merry-go-round of possible release dates, the Thunderbolt will launch n the 17th of March for $249.99. 4G LTE speeds are 12MBps down and 5MBps up, and if $20 is added oto your monthly bill, Wireless Hotspot to up to eight different devices. A 32GB microSD card is in included to keep the 4.3-inch WVGA screen company, and unlimited 4G LTE data is priced at $29.99. Get ready for Thursday, because a storm is coming (or so it seems). PR is after the jump.

The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Is Alive And Kicking

It’s the return of the famous T-Mobile Sidekick, with a 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen, Android 2.2, a 1GHz A8 Cortex processor, a 3 megapixel camera, Qik video calling, DriveSmart texting-while-driving lockout functionality with Sidekick Group Text and Cloud Text, and is built by Samsung. It also harnesses T-Mobile “4G” HSPA+ speeds of up to 21MBps and will launch “later this spring”. Needless to say, these specs won’t blow anything out of the park, but if you’ve been clinging to the Sidekick line, now is the time to get your modern upgrade. Press release after the break.

HP Touchpad To Be Released In June, webOS For PC Beta Later This Year

So, at the HP Summit in San Francisco, HP CEO Leo Apotheker, publicly stated that the HP Touchpad launches in June, and a beta of webOS for PC will debut later this year, but will run in a browser window. Time for more waiting then.

This is the main problem with iPad competition. Manufacturers announce what seem to be promising devices, then launch them at a date after a rival’s debuts (read: iPad 2) and any chances of getting the head start is lost. Oh well, more tablets will come out later this year, and only then we shall see who has the edge.

Via: PreCentral