Until Motorola speaks up and announces an official launch date, we're left to the mercy of Internet leaks, reports, and rumors as to when the company's Xoom tablet will see the light of day. One of Engadget's tipsters, for example, had the Xoom pegged for a February 17, 2011 release date and the Internet ran with it. Courtesy of a Facebook post by Best Buy's Grand Rapids South's store, it now looks like the launch date will come one week later, Best Buy reports.
The Best Buy store in Grand Rapids listed release dates for a handful of new phones and devices, including:
iPhone 4: 2/10
HTC Thunberbolt: 2/14
Samsung Presto "Hotspot": 2/17
Motorola Xoom Tablet: 2/24
Commenters were quick to ask for an update on the price, which was previously rumored to be around $700, but Best Buy was unwilling to hand over that info.
Whether we're two weeks or three weeks from launch, Motorola's Xoom is scheduled to be the first tablet sporting Google's slick Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS, the first version of Android specifically designed for tablets. Google uploaded a nearly hour-long video detailing Honeycomb during a recent Android Event, which you can watch in its entirety here.