Those leaked ads showing an $800 sticker price for the Android 3.0-powered Xoom tablet through Verizon Wireless have been confirmed by Motorola’s chief exec, who adds that a cheaper, Wi-Fi-only alternative is also on the way, Yahoo News reports. Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha told Reuters on Feb. 16 that the 32GB Xoom will sell for an unsubsidized $799 (we’ll go ahead and round that up to 800 bucks) when it lands in Verizon’s mobile lineup—about $70 pricier than the 32GB iPad 3G, but considerably cheaper than the $1,199 figure that had been floating around in recent days.

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