To all of the Canadian readers out there, you may (or may not) recall my post on the Motorola XOOM WiFi ‘slated’ for an April launch in our fair country. The Android 3.0 ‘Honeycomb’ powered tablet has raised a few eyebrows, and with that, it’s on our radar.
The latest bit of news regarding a launch date north-of-the-border is this… According to our good friends at MobileSyrup, the Motorola XOOM WiFi will make a debut off-contract for $599.99 on April 15th. You’ll be able to pick one up via TELUS, Best Buy and Future Shop. No details yet on yearly contracts, but expect the pricing on those to step down in correlation to the yearly commitment.
Key specs on the Motorola XOOM WiFi include:
- Android 3.0 ‘Honeycomb’
- 10.1? widescreen HD display (1280×800)
- 5MP rear-facing camera for HD video capture
- 2MP front-facing camera for video chat
- 1GHz dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- Entire suite of Google Apps and services (of course)
- Access to over 150,000 via the Android Market
- Adobe Flash Player
If you haven’t yet snapped up an iPad 2, and prefer Android as your tablet OS of choice… you may want to keep the Motorola XOOM WiFi on your shortlist. Stay tuned for more.