TABLET MAKER Motorola has announced that the WiFi only version of its Xoom tablet will go on sale at US retailers on 27 March for $599.
It's been nearly a month since the 3G version of the Xoom tablet went on sale in the US and it's only a matter of days until the carrier-free version of the 10.1-inch, Android 3.0 tablet will be on sale at many US retailers. Motorola has confirmed that Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Radio Shack, Sam's Club, Staples and Walmart will all stock the device.
In comparison the Samsung Galaxy Tab has been on sale for a number of months now and it doesn't have a WiFi only model. The WiFi only model of the Xoom, which will come with 32GB of storage, is $200 cheaper than the WiFi and 3G model that is available on the Verizon network and retails at $799.
In its press release Motorola said the "XOOM Wi-Fi will be available to commercial IT channels and regional retailers through a distribution agreement with Synnex Corporation, and regional carriers through Brightpoint, Inc."
Unfortunately Motorola hasn't made any more announcements about when the device will be available in the UK. So we still have to rely on somewhat vague and unreliable sources regarding websites that are currently taking pre-orders for the device. Dixons, PC World, Currys and Pixmania are all claiming it will be available in the first week of April with that date yet to be confirmed, along with a delivery date of 9 April, selling for £499. µ
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