Motorla Officially Dates Release of Wi-Fi Only Xoom Tablet

Paul Lilly

If you've been following our coverage of Motorola's Xoom tablet and watched our " Motorola Xoom: 5 Killer Features, 5 Frustrating Faux Pas " video, then you know that one of our biggest gripes is that there is no Wi-Fi only version available for sale. To jump on the Xoom bandwagon, you have a buy a 3G ticket, as well as pay for a month of service up front. What's an enthusiast to do who has no need for 3G? Wait a couple of weeks.

Motorola this week announced a March 27th launch date for the Xoom Wi-Fi edition tablet. The 3G-less slate will be available at Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, Sam's Club, Staples, and Walmart. Motorola will also make the Wi-Fi edition available to commercial IT channels and regional retailers through a distribution agreement with Synnex Corporation, so whether you're interested in the Xoom for work or play, it's worth holding out a couple of weeks if you don't need 3G.

Motorola didn't reiterate pricing information in its press release, though the company did say the Wi-Fi only Xoom will sell for $600. There's also been some Internet chatter that Sam's Club will sell the tablet for $539, a significant discount that would easily make up the cost of a membership if you don't already have one.

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