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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.