Sprint To Sell Wi-Fi Only Motorola Xoom For $600 On May 8th

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News Posted: Sun, May 1 2011 6:51 AM
No real surprises here, but the Motorola Xoom will soon have a second U.S. carrier to call home. Sprint has this week announced that they'll also be stocking the world's first Honeycomb tablet, but instead of having 3G / 4G support, it'll sell the Wi-Fi only model. The specs remains the same otherwise: there's a 10.1" display, 1GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, Adobe Flash Player 10.2, Android Market access and an HDMI port. But rather than having WWAN capabilities (and the data agreement to go with it), this one's going Wi-Fi only. The cost? $599.99 for the 32GB model.

It'll ship on May 8th to all Sprint sales channels -- the question is, are you buying one?

First Tablet Built on Android 3.0, Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi, Available with Sprint on May 8 for $599.99

First device to feature Android software built specifically for use on a tablet, First Tablet Built on Android 3.0, Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi, Available with Sprint on May 8 for $599.99delivers a powerful multi-tasking experience, making it easy and fast to surf the Web, watch videos and play games with a PC-like experience

As the first device to feature Android™ 3.0 (Honeycomb), as well as a 10.1-inch widescreen HD display and 1GHz dual-core processor, Motorola XOOM™ Wi-Fi will be available from Sprint beginning on Sunday, May 8, for $599.99. Android 3.0 is the version of Android designed specifically for tablets and features innovations in widgets, multi-tasking, Web browsing, notifications and customization.

With a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 10.1-inch widescreen HD display, Motorola XOOM delivers exceptionally fast Web browsing performance and supports a Beta of Adobe® Flash® Player 10.2, downloadable from Android Market™, enabling the delivery of Flash-based Web content, including videos, casual games and rich internet applications.

Motorola XOOM also features two cameras, a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera with flash that can capture HD video and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for Google Talk™ with video chat. Motorola XOOM can also display content on any HDMI®-equipped HDTV (HDMI cable sold separately).

With its large touchscreen display, Motorola XOOM makes it easy to stay connected from anywhere using personal and Exchange corporate email. It also offers access to more than 3 million Google eBooks and apps from Android Market, making it an ideal e-reader.

Motorola XOOM also features the latest Google™ Mobile services including, Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D interaction.

Additional key features include:

    * Android Market for access to more than 150,000 useful applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience
    * Google mobile services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ with Navigation, Google Calendar, Voice Actions, and YouTube™
    * Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®), personal (POP & IMAP) email and instant messaging
    * Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
    * Integrated GPS
    * 1GB internal RAM memory and 32GB onboard user memory
    * Dimensions: 9.8 inches x 6.6 inches x 0.5 inches (249.1mm x 167.8mm x 12.7mm)
    * Weight: 25.74 ounces (730 grams)
    * 3250 mAh Lithium-ion battery

 Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi will be available through Sprint Direct Ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Web sales (www.sprint.com), Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Sprint Business Sales, beginning on Sunday, May 8, for $599.99.
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CDeeter replied on Sun, May 1 2011 8:17 AM

I'll say it again, these tablets are way over priced. $300 is more like what I would be willing to pay.

For instance HP's dm1z can be had for under $500, has better specs, and is just as portable.

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Dave_HH replied on Sun, May 1 2011 9:43 AM

Agreed, way over-priced. Get the Asus Transformer. $399 without the docking keyboard, just as nice if not nicer in spots. I'm testing it now. :)

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I agree way overpriced. I am looking forward to a review of that ASUS Transformer it seems like the best option available right now.

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CDeeter replied on Sun, May 1 2011 10:05 AM

Cool, can't wait. That's an Atom based unit, right?

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HHGrrl replied on Mon, May 2 2011 11:00 PM

Wonder why Sprint isn't offering a WiMAX version? Think there will be one in the future?

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