Although the Motorola XOOM has been available for a while in the U.S., the WiFi only version is now making its way to Canada. Pre-orders began quite some time ago but as of yesterday Best Buy and Future Shop are now taking shipment orders online with in store availability happening on April 8. As expected, retail cost still remains at $599.99 for the WiFi only version. Be sure to check out all of our previous Motorola XOOM coverage, and by all means if you're looking for more info hit our forums. Full press release can be found after the break. [Motorola]
Highly Anticipated Motorola XOOM™ Wi-Fi Now Available in Canada
First device running Android 3.0™ (Honeycomb) now available at Future Shop and Best Buy
April 07, 2011
TORONTO – April 7, 2011 – Motorola Mobility Canada, a subsidiary of Motorola Mobility, Inc., today announced the Motorola XOOM™ Wi-Fi is now available for purchase online from Best Buy and Future Shop, and will be available in-stores across the country beginning April 8. Providing higher resolution and more screen size in a smaller package than the leading competitor, the first device in Canada to run on Android™ 3.0 (Honeycomb) platform, Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi features a 1GHz-dual core processor and 1 GB of RAM, front-facing and rear-facing cameras, true multi-tasking functionality and the latest GoogleTM Mobile services on a 10.1 inch widescreen HD display.
Called the “the most potentially disruptive technology” by CNET at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi showcases the innovations of the Honeycomb user experience – including widgets, true multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization – on a 10.1-inch widescreen HD display, enabling video content that’s richer and clearer than ever before. Support for HDMI enables viewing of videos and movies on larger screens, such as HD televisions. A 5 MP rear-facing camera captures HD video and 2 MP front-facing camera enables clear video chats using Google Talk™.
The latest Google Mobile services include Google Maps 5.0™ with 3D interaction, GmailTM, and access to thousands of apps from Android Market™. Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi also 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 Wi-Fi also features a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting; Motorola XOOM is leading the tablet revolution. Motorola XOOM supports up to 10 hours of video playback and charges in nearly half the time of competitive tablets on the market.
Motorola Smart Accessories
Motorola XOOM features an ecosystem of intelligent accessories to enhance the tablet experience:
- A Standard Dock for watching video or listening to music through external speakers as the device charges. Available now for $49.95.
- A Speaker HD Dock for sending HD content directly to a TV or clearly listening to music through two built-in speakers – eliminating the need to attach external speakers. Available now for $129.95.
- A custom keyboard with Bluetooth® wireless technology and special AndroidTM shortcut keys. Available now for $69.95.
Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi is now available for $599.99 at Future Shop and Best Buy online, and will be available in-store beginning April 8. Visit Motorola.ca to learn more. About Motorola Mobility Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility