Motorola Xoom Date, Pricing Revealed by Best Buy Circular

Looks like we have some compelling evidence that the Motorola Xoom will launch on February 24, as multiple rumors have claimed. This Best Buy ad image says that the first Android tablet to carry the tablet-optimized Honeycomb (Android 3.0) OS will be "available in-store on February 24."

That's pretty good evidence. The ad also confirms the pricing to be $799.99, which is bound to bring groans to the mouths of many. While an Apples-to-Apples comparison (no pun intended) of the Xoom vs. an iPad, and not the lowest-priced wi-fi only iPad but one that at least has 3G and the same storage space shows $799.99 isn't really overpriced, the price is bound to be criticized.

An additional ouch comes via the data plans revealed in the ad. The data plans start at $20 per month for 1GB and goes all the way up to a 10GB allowance for $80 (these are identical to Verizon's data pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Tab).