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Wi-Fi Xoom On The Way AT $599

Libertyville, Ill.
– The Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi Edition tablet will be available March 27 at a
suggested $599 at retailers across the nation,

Motorola Mobility Holdings


The retailers
consist of, Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, select Sam’s Club locations,
Staples and Walmart.

The device will also
be available to commercial IT channels and regional retailers through a distribution
agreement with Synnex and to regional carriers through Brightpoint.

The $599 suggested
retail of the 32GB Wi-Fi-only Android 3.0 tablet matches the price of the 32GB
version of the Wi-Fi-only iPad 2 but offers a bigger screen at 10.1 inches vs.
9.7 inches.

The price of the
Wi-Fi-only Xoom also matches Verizon’s subsidized price of a


version sold with two-year cellular-data contract. The unsubsidized
price of the 3G/Wi-Fi Xoom without contract is $799. An upgrade to 4G will be
available in the second quarter.

Prices of the
Wi-Fi-only versions of the iPad 2 are $499 for the 16GB model, $599 for the
32GB model, and $699 for the 64GB model.

The iPad 2 Wi-Fi +
3G for AT&T and foreign GSM/HSPA networks is available at $629, $729 and
$829, respectively. The Verizon iPad versions available only in the U.S. are also
$629, $729 and $829.