The price for the Xoom is not that far off of what I paid for my iPad (in either of it's guesstimated price points). The problem is, and why I am married to Apple and AT&T is the unlimited data plan, which is month-to-month (not that I am looking to cancel it, but that unlimited and non-comitted data plan forces me to keep the iPad). At that point, I will probably give up my iPhone, too, and go to something else.
I am sure the frustration I feel of having a fraction of the internet available to me is going to make me sever those ties eventually. Perhaps, the hotels I stay at in my way too many business trips will actually get wifi that functions and I can blow off a data plan completely. Until that happens, I am stuck.
And I hate it. As a consumer, I do not have choices, unless I want to pay a fortune.
Ah, love that free market. None of this feels free at all.