According to Engadget, the Motorola Xoom will be available to preorder at Best Buy on Thursday, Feb. 17. The only catch is that it will apparently be $1,199! The article on Engadget says that it may be a placeholder number but there will be a mandatory 1 month activation requirement with Verizon. The updated post states that the price will instead be $800, which is quite a bit cheaper. However, I find this price to be pretty high as well. For $800 you could buy a pretty decent laptop, or an even better desktop. Considering that the iPad starts at $500, they are going to have a hard time selling the Xoom over the iPad unless they lower the price a little.