If you don’t mix 3G with your tablets, here’s something that you should now know: as announced in an official press release, the Wi-Fi Motorola Xoom release date has been set for 27 March. The WiFi-only version of the Xoom will be available from 7 retail chains: Best Buy, Amazon.com, RadioShack, Walmart, Staples, Costco & Sam’s Club. As many previously anticipated, the price has been set at $599,00.
Call me Captain Obvious: the only thing that’s different opposed to the 3G version of the Motorola Xoom (you know, the one Verizon wants you to buy) is that you won’t be able to use Big Red’s 3G network to transfer data. Instead, you’ll have to use WiFi networks. You’ll still have that Android 3.0 Honeycomb + Nvidia Tegra 2 experience that we talked about when we argued it will be hard to differentiate Android 3.0 Honeycomb Tablets in 2011.
WiFi Only Motorola Xoom Release Date Set For 27 March. Price: $599
Since the Motorola Xoom vs Apple iPad 2 rivalry will soon reach the peak of its intensity, let’s digg a little more into the subject: while the WiFi-only Motorola Xoom price ($599,00, remember ?) matches that of a similar iPad 2, it’s obvious that Apple’s decision to provide the iPad 2 in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions does provide a potential buyer more flexibility. Not that the +-16GB will be truely decisive when it comes to sales, but it might be a factor for some.