Cellular South to pair Xoom WiFi with free-on-contract MiFi

Cellular South has made it official that it will be selling the Motorola Xoom WiFi along with a MiFi, the latter of which you can get free if you sign up for a data contract. Yup, totally called it. 

The Xoom itself will be the standard $599, so if you live in an area with good Cellular South coverage, this deal might actually be better than getting the 3G Xoom on-contract from Verizon as you can easily share the MiFi data connection with other devices.  They aren't quite ready to sell you the combo just yet, but hopefully it will be available soon. Check out the press release past the break. [Cellular South]

Cellular South Introduces the MOTOROLA XOOM Wi-Fi

10.1-Inch HD Tablet Features 1GHz Dual-Core Processing, Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), a 5MP Video Camera that Can Record HD Video and a 2 MP Front-Facing Digital Camera

RIDGELAND, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cellular South, the largest privately-held wireless communications provider in the U.S., today announced availability of the MOTOROLA XOOMTM Wi-Fi tablet to consumer and business customers.

“When paired with our Novatel MiFi hotspot, this tablet will give our customers unparalleled access to their personal content and work files over our industry-leading mobile broadband data network.”

The award-winning MOTOROLA XOOM, which was selected as “Best of Show” at CES - the world’s largest consumer electronics show - earlier this year, is the first device operating on AndroidTM 3.0 Honeycomb, designed especially for tablets. In addition to widgets, true multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization, the tablet also features the latest Google™ Mobile services, including Google MapsTM 5.0 with 3D interaction and delivers access to over 3 million Google eBooksTM and thousands of apps on Android MarketTM.

Featuring a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, the 10.1-inch widescreen HD tablet gives Cellular South customers a new type of mobile computing experience with Wi-Fi or with the optional Novatel MiFiTM hotspot for mobile broadband network compatibility.

MOTOROLA XOOM revolutionizes the tablet device sector by offering users more ways to have fun, connect with friends and stay productive on the go. The impressive unit allows customers to experience HD content on the device and supports HD video via HDMI output for larger HD screens. MOTOROLA XOOM also features support for a Beta of Adobe® Flash® Player 10.2, downloadable from Android Market, enabling the delivery of rich Flash based web content including videos, casual games and rich Internet applications.

“MOTOROLA XOOM is a dynamic addition to Cellular South’s growing suite of Android devices and builds on our promise to deliver the industry’s best Android experience,” said Kevin Hankins, chief operating officer for Cellular South. “When paired with our Novatel MiFi hotspot, this tablet will give our customers unparalleled access to their personal content and work files over our industry-leading mobile broadband data network.”

The sleek, stylish and slim tablet features a front-facing 2 MP camera for video chats as well as a rear-facing 5 MP camera that captures video in HD. The unit provides console-like gaming performance on its 1280 x 800 display and features a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting for new types of applications.

MOTOROLA XOOM provides constant connectivity for mobile professionals with access to GmailTM and Microsoft ExchangeTM e-mail; opening and editing documents, spreadsheets and presentations and viewing calendars and sending out appointments or meeting notices at mobile broadband speeds.

The MOTOROLA XOOM tablet is available as a Wi-Fi only unit or customers can pair up the tablet with a free Novatel MiFiTM 2200 hotspot with the purchase of a data plan. Pricing for the MOTOROLA XOOM is $599.99.

For more information about the Motorola XOOM tablet, visit www.cellularsouth.com/xoom. To learn about Cellular South’s Android smart phone line-up, go to www.cellularsouth.com/android. For more on the company’s superior high-speed data network, go to www.cellularsouth.com/network.

About Cellular South

Cellular South is a diversified mobile communications company passionately committed to helping customers get the most out of their wireless devices and services. The nation’s largest privately owned wireless communications provider accomplishes this goal by optimizing customers’ app experience through Discover Apps, providing the most reliable and advanced high-speed nationwide wireless voice and data network, offering industry-leading family and unlimited flat rate voice, text and mobile web plans, and through its online and in-store Discover Centers, which give customers easy, simple and convenient tools, tips, advice and information on how to get the most out of their mobile phone. For more information about Cellular South and its products and services, visit www.cellularsouth.com or www.facebook.com/cellularsouth and www.twitter.com/cellularsouth.

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC.

Android, Google, Google Maps, Google eBooks, Android Market, and Gmail are trademarks of Google, Inc.

MiFi is a trademark of Novatel Wireless. Microsoft is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies.

Kyle Gibb