The Motorola XOOM WiFi tablet isn’t available in stores yet, but it’s expected to hit the shelves at Staples locations this weekend. One guy decided he didn’t feel like waiting until Sunday the 27th though, and he placed an order over the phone — and Droid Life reports that his tablet has already arrived.

The Motorola XOOM is the first tablet to ship with Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb. The 3G model is available from Verizon Wireless for $599 with a contract or $799 without one. The WiFi-only model has a starting price of $599.

Like the 3G model, the Motorola XOOM WiFi features a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, front and back cameras, 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.

Update: I stopped by a local Staples store, and while they didn’t have any units on sale, they did have a display model which I fiddled with for a few minutes. You can check out a brief and shaky video after the break.

Interestingly, another customer wandered up while I was playing with the XOOM WiFi and asked me how much it cost. I told her it would run about $599, and she was shocked. She had just purchased a 7 inch tablet for $139, she told me… although she didn’t know the name. She had come to Staples looking for a case for a 7 inch tablet.

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5 replies on “Motorola XOOM WiFi tablet in the wild”

  1. It has an sd card on top, software to support is still being written. It will had another 32gb for a total of 64bit

    1. You don’t want that model it has good cameras but doesn’t have SD card slots.

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