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Sprint to launch Wi-Fi only Motorola XOOM on May 8th

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Sprint to launch Wi-Fi only Motorola XOOM on May 8th
A source who manages one of the Sprint Preferred retail locations and wishes to remain anonymous, sent us a copy of the latest Sprint dealers newsletter, which has some news about when the carrier would launch the Motorola XOOM. The newsletter reveals that the XOOM is expected to be launched from Sprint on May 8th. As we previously reported, the carrier is planning on offering the Wi-Fi version of the Honeycomb flavored tablet first with plans to offer a WiMAX enabled 4G version down the road. No time frame has been released as to when this will take place.

As you can see from the image below, Sprint is matching Verizon by putting a price tag of $599.99 on the device.

Thanks, anonymous tipster!

This newsletter for Sprint dealers tells us to expect the carrier to launch the Motorola Xoom on May 8th

This newsletter for Sprint dealers tells us to expect the carrier to launch the Motorola Xoom on May 8th




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posted on 28 Apr 2011, 10:55 4

1. Incognito (unregistered)


Tsk tsk ...this is called an "INTERNAL" document for a reason! when we started the training for the XOOM (bc I am an associate for the same preferred retailer), it stated the agreement of confidentiality that you had to agree to first. key word being CONFIDENTIAL. jeez, have some integrity people. Not so smooth Anonymous Tipster, bc I KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!!!! shame...

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 20:11

14. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


get over it... its not like this is the iphone or anything.... i think this is just overstock that they modified for sprint...

posted on 29 Apr 2011, 13:06

21. IIncognito (unregistered)


pshhh...fangirls...

posted on 30 Apr 2011, 01:22

22. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


pshhh...asshole...

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 11:35 1

2. Andy Lam (unregistered)


I just got a question, I know sprint getting the xoom any news on sprint getting the Atrix?

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 20:08

13. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


why wud u want that crap... evo 3d all the way...

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 11:42 1

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes drop the hammer on that person! You are so right about integrity, some people just don't have it! They should be held accountable for their actions. I think it's funny how you know this person. lol Incognito, Anonymous Tipster was not too anonymous! lol

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 11:55

4. sprint4life (Posts: 11; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


lol that did last long i just did the training yesterday

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 13:59

5. Smokn04cobra (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


I agree with all the above comments...integrity is definitely missing from our society today. On another note...WHY would a cell phone carrier sell a wi-fi only version of the device?!?!?! That means that there will be no contract with it so the carrier is making a minimal amount of money since you only receive commission from contracts. I certainly wouldn't buy a mi-fi device to use with it, I would just use my mobile hotspot on my phone. Leave the wi-fi only models at places like bestbuy. That seems like a really dumb move!

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 14:31 1

6. Migblitz (unregistered)


Read the actual words in the article, it states: "...the carrier is planning on offering the Wi-Fi version of the Honeycomb flavored tablet FIRST with plans to offer a WiMAX enabled 4G version down the road." That means the Wi-Fi version will be just a taste of things to come.

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 14:32

7. CNachoZ (Posts: 6; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


from what i heard, Moto didn't do as well as they thought they would as far as XOOM sales. I wouldn't be suprised if they asked Sprint to sell their tablets along with Verizon, just to make more $$$. makes a little sense I guess, they wouldn't have to change much if they did decide to have a Wi-Fi/WiMAX (CDMA) version of the tab...

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 15:04 1

8. downphoenix (Posts: 2230; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I just dont know if I believe this. Motorola hasnt released a product for sprint that wasn't a nextel device since 2008, and there has been no word on why, seems strange they would just quietly release this out of nowhere, you'd think there would have been some kind of public announcement and hype over it.

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 17:31

9. ajac (unregistered)


its on sprints page now in theirs news section a fact sheet for the xoom its real alright

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 17:56

10. downphoenix (Posts: 2230; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


o rly? Link? Nice of them to tell sprint customers before employees that its coming, we still haven't received any information about it.

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 18:20

11. Migblitz (Posts: 5; Member since: 28 Apr 2011)


Incorrect. I'm a Sprint employee and I've known about the Xoom coming to Sprint since... last week. It was on the calender,

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 19:54

12. lsutigers (Posts: 668; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


Sprint recently released the enterprise Motorola ES400S http://shop.sprint.com/mysprint/shop/phone_details .jsp?prodId=dvc2260006prd&deviceSKUId=22400032&flo w=AAL&planSKUId=null&tabId=dt_phones&ptn=

posted on 28 Apr 2011, 21:32

17. dee (unregistered)


http://community.sprint.com/baw/community/sprintbl ogs/buzz-by-sprint/announcements/blog/2011/04/28/f irst-tablet-built-on-android-30-motorola-xoom-wi-f i-available-with-sprint-on-may-8-for-59999

posted on 29 Apr 2011, 09:29

20. B (unregistered)


Since the Xoom will be a WiFi only device...no real incentive for Sprint sales reps to offer it. It doesn't require a contract, so...no commission. No thanks. We'll still try to sell the Galaxy Tab for $200.

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