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

Journeyman

First device to feature Android software built specifically for use on a tablet,
delivers 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.

Certain features, services and applications are network dependent and may not be available in all areas; additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. All features, functionality and other product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. Android, Android Market, Google Talk, Google eBooks, Google, Google Maps, Google Search, Gmail, Google Calendar, and YouTube are trademarks of Google, Inc. All other product and service names are the property of their respective owners.

Related Links:

Motorola XOOM fact sheet

9 Comments
Journeyman

Sprint needs to get Asus eee pad Transformer and drop the idea of Moto XOOM..no one will buy that high end high price tablet!!!..when we can get the Asus EEE Pad Transformer for $399.99!! I mean come on Sprint we want you guys to stay around since AT&T got Tmobile in the bag!!

Journeyman

I agree.  Take this as another vote for Asus Eee Pad Transformer. 

By the way, what's the point of selling the wi-fi only version of the Xoom?  I don't get why Sprint wouldn't sell a 4G (or 3G for that matter) capable Xoom that's compadible with their network.  A consumer might as well just buy the Xoom from Amazon or somewhere else for the same price and NOT get any Sprint crapware (assuming that Sprint puts crapware like they do with all their Android devices.) and the device will work exactliy the same as the Sprint branded Xoom  ....unless I'm missing something.

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i think its a good idea that sprint will be selling  the xoom through their stores, tansformer eepad? right.. im not shure why sprint would want to sell a low quality tablet as their first honeycomb tablet. but i would have liked if sprints xoom would have been wifi capable.

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*wi-max 4g capable

Wizard

agree av30, i have the verizon launch day 3G version but was glad to hear sprin will pick up this tab as iim a sprint fanboy and want to keep all my money here and not between two carriers. i already picked up the mifi novatel 4G hotspot and cancelled my hotspot off the evo so come this sunday i will be ready to dump the vzw model and go pick up sprints..

would have loved the in-built 4g however this mifi is a wonderful solution for me.

Journeyman

Today is May 8, 2009 2:00 pm CST. Went to buy a Motorola Xoom from my local Sprint Store.Results: One in Stock(Display) but if I want one I will have to order it. So...forget that I can order it myself on-line... Sprint Store has no mention of Motorola Xoom or a way to order one. I have beeen a Sprint customer for years and they never let me down. They are always screwed up.  This is why Sprint will always be number 3,4, 5, 6. 

Wizard

same results here. called only sprint corp stores. i called nearly all in the Atlanta area. i eventually ordered it online. be aware if you do order it online, at least today, you will be charged shipping even though it says free shipping at the order page. should not be a need for activation fee.. i got the overnight charges waived. i have the vzw 3G version and i can attest the xoom is THE tablet to get. ive had it since feb 24 and its a solidly built tablet.

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Sorry folks, don't mean to be dense, but am I understanding correctly that the Xoom which Sprint sells is ONLY wifi ... ie, there is NO 3G or 4G model?  I'm having a heck of a time deciding on whether to stick with my Blackberry 9650 Bold and get the Blackberry Playbook to bridge to my 9650 (so I can use the Playbook out in the field or at clients's homes OR ... move to 'droid and get the Nexus 4G and a Xoom (if only the Xoom could bridge to a 'droid smartphone)

Anyway, my main question is ... is the Sprint Xoom ONLY wifi (no 3g/4g)?

Thanks!

-george-

Wizard

that is correct. sprint is, at this time, only selling the wifi only model.