TELUS releasing Motorola Xoom with Wi-Fi April 19th

Ian Hardy

April 15, 2011 7:46am

Best Buy and Future Shop have been selling the Android 3.0 Motorola Xoom tablet for about a week now. One of the other partners  Motorola went through to distribute this in Canada is TELUS. This is the Wi-Fi version so you don’t need to activate it on TELUS’ network but if you’ve holding out to for the “Coming Soon” label to be removed from their site and purchase this through them you can do so on April 19th (ironically the same day as the BlackBerry PlayBook is available too). The Xoom comes with a 10.1-inch display, dual-core 1 Ghz processor, 5 megapixel camera that can take HD videos and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calling… the price tag is the same at $599.99.

  • Carl

    good move on TELUS’ part. they have the best Android phone and will also have the most tablets too

  • Brennan

    This looks good, but I’m wondering about the playbook and if I’ll like that better.

  • zorxd

    Why would someone buy a Wifi tablet at Telus?

    • Dan

      Maybe because TELUS offers no extra charge Wifi Hotspots on most of their phones…

      or maybe just maybe because TELUS wants to carry a unique device that some business partners might be interested in?

      People seem to forget, that moms and dads are not the only customers of these companies.

    • zorxd

      Why don’t you buy it in an electronic store instead?
      Would you buy a computer at Telus just because you can charge your cell phone on your computer?

    • Chris

      Because I have a corp. account with Telus but not Best Buy or Futureshop.

  • bubbles

    yes i agree, a non 3g tab from a telco??? just go to future shop or best buy

    • Dcormann

      I say let them compete. I also wouldnt buy from a Telus store for a non data product but I would like to see if Telus comes up with an incentive to encourage me too.

  • EmperumanV

    Kind of too late isn’t it? The Xoom has been out for a week. I think they should have started to sell it as of last week, plus with the addition of the Playbook in their inventory, it will be quiet the competition.

  • top

    Had a Xoom, the software is buggy and forcecloses even on native applications (i.e. youtube, browser). Videos are jumpy. It is sexy but it is also an unfinished product. Unfortunately I had to return mine because I had a serious case of buyer’s remorse.

    Wait for an update before you buy one.