Back in April we heard that the Motorola Xoom, the first tablet to run Android Honeycomb, would also become available from US Cellular sometime before the end of June. And, well, today is the big day, as the carrier itself announced via Twitter. There are some caveats, though.
First of all, you have to know that if you buy a Xoom from US Cellular, you’re not getting a device that can directly connect to US Cellular for data. It is, in fact, the Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet, an SKU that has no 3G or 4G radio on it, leaving Wi-Fi to be your only connectivity option.
Second, the Xoom is only available in “select” US Cellular stores, whatever that may mean. The point here is this: don’t just run to your nearest US Cellular store if for some reason you desperately want to get a Wi-Fi-only Xoom from the carrier. Perhaps call ahead – some stores may not have any Xoom stock at all right now.
If you do manage to find a retail location that does have a Xoom for you, it will cost you $599.99.
The Motorola Xoom has a dual-core 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, a 10.1-inch 1280×800 capacitive touchscreen, 1 GB of RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 5 MP autofocus rear camera with dual-LED flash and 720p HD video recording, a 2 MP front-facing camera, and it runs Android Honeycomb.
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