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Motorola Announces A Wi-Fi Only Version Of Xoom Tablet

March 16, 2011

Motorola Mobility said on Wednesday that it plans to start selling a Wi-Fi only version of its Xoom tablet for $599 on March 27.

The tablet is a competitor of Apple Inc.’s iPad, which was the first tablet to tap into the market.

A version of Xoom is already available, but with cellular broadband access through Verizon Wireless for $800.

Apple’s iPad 2 released last Friday, which features a dual-core processor and two cameras.

The Xoom tablet runs Google Inc.’s Android software, while the iPad runs a version of Apple’s iPhone software.

The Wi-Fi only version of the Xoom tablet will be available for purchase from Amazon.com, Best Buy, Costco, Radioshack, select Sam’s Club locations, Staples, and Walmart.

The Xoom has won critics attention as a competitor against the iPad 2 because it also features two cameras and a 1GHz dual-core processor.

Also like Apple’s iPad, the Xoom will not ship with Flash Player installed.

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