The Wi-Fi-only version of Motorola’s Xoom Android-powered tablet has already been available in Canada for little more than a week, via Best Buy and Future Shop. Soon though you’ll be able to pick one of these puppies up from yet another place – Telus, that is. And given that this isn’t a mobile data-enabled tablet, you won’t have to sign any ludicrous three-year contracts to get it from Telus.
The price, though, will be the same $599.99 that you can get the Xoom for from all the other places, so unfortuantely buying it from Telus doesn’t seem to come with any advantages. Still, if for some reason you prefer to buy such items from a carrier, be advised that the Xoom will hit Telus’ sheves on April 19.
Coincidentally, that’s also the date when the BlackBerry Playbook launches. We’ll see which tablet manages to snap up more sales, especially in RIM’s native country.
The Motorola Xoom is the first ever tablet to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the tablet-optimized version of Google’s mobile operating system, and it comes with a 10.1-inch display, a dual-core 1 GHz processor, and a 5-megapixel camera that can record HD video, as well as a front-facing camera for video calls.
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