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Motorola to release Wi-Fi-only Xoom March 27 for $599


Motorola (NYSE: MMI) announced today the release of the WiFi-only Motorola Xoom in U.S. retail stores March 27!

The MSRP for the WiFi model with 32GB of memory is listed at $599 — which means I have to get another freelance job. Now!

Here are the specs for the Sexy Beast from the fact sheet:

  • Runs Honeycomb (obviously)
  • Dual-core 1 GHz processor
  • 10.1-inch, 1280×800 resolution display
  • Battery yields up to 10 hours of video playback
  • Connectivity — 3.5mm, micro USB 2.0 HS, Corporate Sync, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR + HID
  • Network – 802.11n b/g/n
  • Messaging and Web apps include Email (Corporate Sync, Google Mail, POP3/IMAP embedded), WebKit w/ Flash
  • 5 MP rear-facing camera with dual LED flash/2MP front-facing webcam
  • Video – HD capture/playback/streaming, H.263, H.264, MPEG4
  • 32GB on-board user memory, microSD card support after future software update, 1GB DDR2 RAM

The Motorola Xoom WiFi Edition (per press release) will be available at brick-and-mortars Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, select Sam’s Club locations, Staples and Walmart, as well as their online stores and through Amazon.com

UPDATE 3-18-2011: Information for Flash beta and the WiFi-only preorders is here.

Author: Jacqui Barrineau

Jacqui Barrineau is a writer and editor who lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., with husband Trey, a Shetland Sheepdog and two unhelpful-but-funny cats. Her work has appeared in "So to Speak" and "Calliope," and she's a regular contributor to the flash-fiction sites Paragraph Planet and Doorknobs & Bodypaint. Once upon a time, she was the audience engagement editor at USA Today. Now she does other fun things that involve advertising, marketing and social media. The views expressed here and in other outlets are hers, not her clients'. Outside of work, she's proud to serve on the Northern Virginia Community College Marketing Advisory Committee. As a committee member, she joins industry leaders in lending their knowledge and expertise to ensure the college's Marketing curriculum is relevant and responsive to the needs of the students and the surrounding business communities.

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