Starting tomorrow, Future Shop and Best Buy stores across Canada will start selling the big daddy of Android tablets: the Motorola Xoom. It’ll be going for $599.99, which might feel a little steep (especially when many netbooks cost half that, and this is the Wi-Fi-only version), but you get a fair bit for your money.
The Motorola Xoom measures a buxom 10.1 inches with a 1280 x 800 display, has a dual-core 1 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, a 5 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and 720p video recording (plus front-facing 2 megapixel camera for video calling), HDMI-out, Wi-Fi, b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth, and runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb. We’ve got an extensive review with lots of pictures and videos of the Motorola Xoom over here if you’re thinking of picking one up.
I’m curious when we’ll see Xoom tablets with cellular connectivity sold through Rogers, Bell, Telus, or any of the other smaller carriers. The BlackBerry PlayBook will be landing on most Canadian service providers right out of the gate, even though it is also Wi-Fi-only for the time being. That might have a little something to do with potential extra charges carriers can include, to be fair.