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

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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18 Comments

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...

14. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

21. IIncognito unregistered

pshhh...fangirls...

22. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

pshhh...asshole...

2. Andy Lam unregistered

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

13. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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

4. sprint4life

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

lol that did last long i just did the training yesterday

5. Smokn04cobra

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 20, 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!

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.

7. CNachoZ

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 22, 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...

8. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

9. ajac unregistered

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

10. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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.

11. Migblitz

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 28, 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,

12. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 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=

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

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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