Motorola XOOM WiFi priced and dated [Updated]

March 14, 2011
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Motorola's WiFi-only XOOM will apparently launch on March 27, according to a Staples flyer, offering a 3G-free and cheaper version of the Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet. Spotted by Droid Life, the flyer tips a $599.98 price tag for the XOOM WiFi, more expensive than we saw it listed at Sam's Club earlier in the month.

It's the same price as Verizon is asking for the 3G-enabled XOOM on contract, which will tie you into a two-year data plan agreement. The XOOM 3G is available contract-free, but that's priced at $799.99 - a full $200 more than the WiFi-only version.

Without 3G you lose the flexibility of anywhere connectivity - plus the promise of a 4G upgrade later in 2011 - but for primarily home users of the tablet we imagine that's an acceptable compromise. Interestingly, the image of the XOOM used in the Staples flyer appears to be of the silver-backed version, thought to be a European exclusive. It's possible Staples merely used the wrong graphic in their promo, however.

Update: According to developer Al Sutton's sources at DSG in the UK, the XOOM WiFi is expected in UK stores on April 9 2011.


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  • Olitos

    Does the WiFi version have a GPS ?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1422573270 Michael Interbartolo III

      I don’t think so because all the GPS in these smartphone/tablets use assistance from the cell towers from what I understand. so without 3G chip it can’t get what it needs from the towers for the GPS.

      • Traz336

        assisted gps means that your location is first track by triangulating your signal from your carrier… next your location is pin pointed using gps… assisted gps can track your location faster than gps.. that is the only difference.

      • Traz336

        assisted gps means that your location is first track by triangulating your signal from your carrier… next your location is pin pointed using gps… assisted gps can track your location faster than gps.. that is the only difference.

    • Tony

      Yes, it does. It does not require cell service for GPS at all. However, some applications will require an Internet connection (i.e. WIFI) to get map data, etc.

  • http://www.topgutscheincode.de/ Gutscheincode

    I think the 3g version should sell for 600 while the wifi only should sell for 400-550

  • Skiesofwinds

    I hope other tablet that is coming out later on wouldn’t be as expensive as this

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  • Yes_Mr_President

    So why is the WiFi Xoom costing £499 ($800) in the UK (Pc World, Dixons etc), when it’s only $599 in the US?