Starting March 27, the Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi edition will be available from leading retailers across the United States. Amazon.com, Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, Sam’s Club (select locations), Staples and Walmart will be offering the 10.1-inch widescreen HD tablet with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) through both online and retail store channels. The suggested retail price of XOOM Wi-Fi with 32 GB of memory is $599.
In addition, XOOM Wi-Fi will be available to commercial IT channels and regional retailers through a distribution agreement with Synnex Corporation, and regional carriers through Brightpoint, Inc.
As the first device running Android 3.0, XOOM benefits from work with developers across the ecosystem through MOTODEV, Motorola’s developer support program to enable tablet and smartphone experiences. These devices will be able to access more than 150,000 applications within the Android Market as well as the rapidly increasing number of applications optimized directly for the Android 3.0 OS. In addition, thousands of Flash-based Web applications and sites will become available for XOOM.
As a part of Motorola’s and Google’s commitment to the Android ecosystem, Motorola announced a series of global developer events in 11 cities across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. These MOTODEV events give developers access to tools, support and Motorola’s team of Android experts. The first of these events was hosted in San Francisco on March 1 and had more than 665 developers in attendance.