B&H is the first US retailer to start taking pre-orders for the WiFi version of the Motorola XOOM Android tablet, widely expected to go on sale later this month. You can pre-order the XOOM today for $599.
The XOOM is the first tablet to hit the streets running Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb, a version of the mobile operating system optimized for tablets with high resolution displays. A 3G capable version of the tablet has been available for purchase since late February, but it carried a relatively high starting price of $799 for a contract-free device, or $599 when you sign up for a 2 year service contract with Verizon Wireless.
The WiFi version has most of the same features you’ll find in the 3G model. It just lacks the 3G modem.
The Motorola XOOM WiFi has a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel capacitive multitouch display. It has front and rear cameras, 802.11n WiFi, and Bluetooth 2.1 and should get up to 10 hours of battery life.