With all new gadgets coming out it's hard to get a company to commit to a date and pricing while rumors are spreading rapidly. However Motorola was nice enough to announce their plans to release their Wi-Fi only version Motorola Xoom in Canada this April. On top of that piece of great news, a company by the name of Future Shop has announced a pre-order and a price of $599.99. The Xoom has an estimated release of 04/08/2011. To get your pre-order go here.
If you would like to skip to the end of the press release you'll notice another great statement that the "Motorola XOOM 3G will also be available in Canada mid-year." We'll let you know as soon as we hear pricing for the 3G device and if there will be another pre-order offered.
If this news isn't good enough we also can confirm Telus is on board and will be selling the Wi-Fi version of the Xoom also for $599.99. No dates are available at this time. Here's a quote from David Fuller the Chief Marketing Officer of Telus.
"We are thrilled to bring the first Android 3.0 powered tablet to Canadians. Almost by the month, Canadians are doing more through multiple 'screens' which tablets and smartphones provide. They're a dashboard for our busy lives and on-the-go entertainment needs. TELUS is committed to delivering not only multiple screens, but the very best screens for the job. The MOTOROLA XOOM boasts best-in-class features and a rich mobile experience in one breathtaking package. This was worth waiting for."
Motorola Mobility to Bring MOTOROLA XOOM(TM) Wi-Fi to Canada
Industry-leading tablet will be available in Canada beginning April 2011
TORONTO, March 21 /CNW/ - Motorola Mobility Canada today announced the MOTOROLA XOOMâ„¢ Wi-Fi will be available in Canada this April. MOTOROLA XOOM was called "the most potentially disruptive technology" by CNET at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, and delivers a new type of mobile computing experience on a 10.1â€³ HD display - higher resolution and more screen size in a smaller package than the leading competitor - with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb).
MOTOROLA XOOM showcases the innovations of the Honeycomb user experience - including widgets, true multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization - on a 10.1-inch widescreen HD display, enabling video content that's richer and clearer than ever before. With a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, MOTOROLA XOOM delivers exceptionally fast web-browsing performance. The latest Googleâ„¢ Mobile services include Google Mapsâ„¢ 5.0 with 3D interaction, and access over 150,000 apps from Android Marketâ„¢. MOTOROLA XOOM also features full support for features such as tabbed browsing, bookmark syncing and Adobe® Flash® Player1 to deliver a rich and powerful web browsing experience.
"MOTOROLA XOOM brings PC-like power to a tablet, providing consumers with an easy-to-use, lightning fast experience designed with fun and productivity in mind, and we're thrilled to bring it to Canadians," said Jeff Miller, corporate vice president, Motorola Mobility.
With 1280—800 resolution to support HD video and with HDMI out; a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera for HD video capture and 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats; and a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer and adaptive lighting, MOTOROLA XOOM is leading the tablet revolution. MOTOROLA XOOM supports up to 10 hours of video playback and charges in nearly half the time of competitive tablets on the market.
Motorola Smart Accessories
MOTOROLA XOOM features an ecosystem of intelligent accessories to enhance the tablet experience:
- A Standard Dock for watching video content or listening to music through external speakers as the device charges
- A Speaker HD Dock for sending HD content directly to a TV or clearly listening to music through two built-in speakers - eliminating the need to attach external speakers
- A custom keyboard with Bluetooth® wireless technology and special AndroidTM shortcut keys
Visit Motorola.ca to learn more, including where MOTOROLA XOOM with Wi-Fi will be available to purchase. Motorola XOOM 3G will also be available in Canada mid-year.
Source: Mobile Syrup