Motorola Xoom WiFi-Only Release Official: March 27 as Leaked

We’ve been following news and speculation about the Motorola Xoom tablet since the beginning and have continued to keep our readers up-to-date with more recent developments such as the release of the 3G version back in February. Recently we also told of rumors about a release date of March 27 for the WiFi-only version and that news is now official and confirmed by Motorola.

Motorola Xoom WiFi-Only Release Official: March 27 as Leaked

The earlier news of a release date that we had for the WiFi-only Xoom came from a leaked Staples ad, which also showed a price of $599.98 and we noted this price is far less prohibitive than that of the 3G version (some people who have already paid an activation fee for their Xoom will be entitled to a refund of it from Verizon).

According to Vlad Savov over on Engadget, the Motorola press release confirmed pricing of the WiFi-only Xoom as $599.99 so good on you Staples! Other retailers selling the WiFi-only Xoom are Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, Sam’s Club and Walmart. The Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet has received a positive response and has a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 5-megapixel camera and 10.1-inch display with resolution of 1280 x 800. You can find out more about it at the Motorola Xoom product page here.

The Xoom’s major competitor will be the Apple iPad 2 which was only released last week but at present demand cannot meet supply for the iPad 2 so more people may be tempted towards the Xoom. Are you intending to buy a Xoom WiFi-only version and if so what has led you to the Xoom rather than the iPad 2? Let us know with your comments.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barbara-Walsh/683049474 Barbara Walsh

    I'm looking to buy the Xoom. I have done alot of comparing between the Ipad 2 and the Xoom. For me the biggest attraction of the Xoom over the Ipad 2 is the use of Adobe Flash with the Xoom. I also like the 1G of Ram and the HDMI out and SD memory card slot. I think these things make the Xoom way more attractive than the Ipad 2. I also really like the widgets on the Xoom. And now it seems that the price is going to be competitive too. Now if we could just get a confirmed release date for Canada. Otherwise I may have to make a trip to the States.

  • debbielt

    Hi Barbara, the only info I've been able to find on a release date of the Xoom in Canada is a leak that suggested it will be carried by Bell sometime in March. You can be sure if we hear more we'll post details of a Canada release date for you. Debbie Turner

  • Mahen

    No body knows when are we going to see this Xoom in Canada?