Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi Only Tablet Now Available for $499 at Walmart

July 6, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Did you know the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi only tablet model can now be yours for $499? Head for Walmart now and the device is listed over there for you to pick. The Android Honeycomb tablet with a price cut is indeed alluring, isn’t it?

The price drop means that you will get to play with the tablet for amount much less than the original cost. If you would remember, Motorola had pushed the device for $600 at launch some time ago. The current Walmart price of $499 is something that could make anyone out there lust for it.

If you are wondering why such a price drop comes about at this time, we do not have an answer to that. Walmart hasn’t said a word about the cut too. May be, the price reduction exercise might have come about following realization that competition is getting tougher in the slate mart.

If you are one of those Moto fans who have been tracking movements of the Xoom tablet, you would know that the slate had come with a 3G modem, which was made upgradeable to 4G later on. The device had a tag on the Verizon LTE network that read $800, at a time when competitor iPad’s 3G model was selling at $729. The high price was justified by the maker then saying that the device sports Honeycomb, Adobe Flash and 4G LTE capabilities and is, therefore, pricey.

But then customers gave the device the thumbs down as the tablet didn’t come with Flash or 4G LTE at launch. Adobe Flash followed soon after as a download, but 4G LTE is yet to come by.

When you head for Walmart here to buy the device for $499, you get all these:

  • 10.1-inch touchscreen
  • Android 3.0 OS (Honeycomb) OS
  • 1280 x 800 resolution supporting Pinch zoom, Virtual keyboard and Light-Responsive Display technology
  • 1GHz Nvidia Dual-Core Processor
  • 32GB On-board Storage Memory
  • Built-in 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi & Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
  • 5MP Camera & 2MP Web Cam with Digital Zoom, Auto Focus and Flash
  • Micro USB, Headphone & HDMI out Connectors
  • 32GB On-board Storage Memory, additional memory via SD card slot not enabled at launch
  • Voice Commands
  • E-Compass & simultaneous GPS
  • Up to 10 hours of run time, & Weighs 730grams
  • Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, Google eBooks, YouTube & Games
  • Adobe Flash Player, Android WebKit browser & Android Marketplace (for applications)
  • Android Music Player
  • Support for AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, H.263, H.264, MP3, MPEG-4 at HD 720p Video Playback
  • Picture viewer in JPEG format

Now that this device is on Walmart for such a low price, we guess we should consider a buy. Don’t you also think so? Or do you want to wait for the price to fall further?

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