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Staples will sell WiFi only unit end of March early April

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ghodzilla5150, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. ghodzilla5150

    ghodzilla5150 Well-Known Member
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  2. rjoudrey

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    With all the outlets selling Xooms this thing is going to do really well.
     
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  3. ghodzilla5150

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    I think the WiFi only unit is killer and will do very well. The $800 unit, not so much. Especially after Apple's iPad 2 presser next week.
     
  4. gamul1

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    This is great news. If I buy the Xoom it will be WiFi only. I may still hold off to know more about the Toshiba but it is good to know that I could opt for the Xoom (an amazing product on its own) in a month or so.
     
  5. ghodzilla5150

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    WiFi only is the way I'm going. My Costco AMEX card has a hole burning in it. I will be there at 10:00 a.m. to pick it up the day it's released:)
     
  6. RickInHouston

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    I went to the link and it mentions 'Motorola Tablets training'. I saw no mention it is the wifi only tablet. Did I miss something?
     
  7. rushmore

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    Since there is only the carrier version through VZW, the fair assumption is the Xoom tablet wifi-only from any other retailer.
     
  8. ctxx24

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    Iam willing to wait because of the lack of apps that will be available.
     
  9. VyseTheLegend

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    So, according to this thread, Staples employees should've received tablets training from Motorola yesterday.

    Where are the leaks? Does no one have a friend at Staples?
     
  10. VyseTheLegend

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    Picture of Staples inventory system:

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    March 27th is the launch date, according to the upcoming Staples ad. You can also see that it has the black-and-silver back. Staples' tablet URL isn't live yet.

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    Edit: This is new information, and it's definitely worth a new thread, not being attached to an old dead one.
     
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  11. ctxx24

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    That's like 2 weeks nice...but what's up with that fugly silver one in the pic I wont get that.
     
  12. ODog2323

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    Nice, hope this holds up. What happened to the inventory pic??
     
  13. marctronixx

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    you mean in post #10? i still see it...
     
  14. ODog2323

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    Yea I see now. Came up missing a few minutes ago. Maybe cuz I'm on an iPad? ;)
     
  15. redshift1

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    Wondering about Costco and Amazon. Just two day's ago one of the Version store managers told me Motorola would never release a Xoom Wifi-only model.
     
  16. ODog2323

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    What do ya want them to say? Their job is to sell data plans.
     
  17. redshift1

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    Interesting commentary on Verizon ethos.
     
  18. GAANDROID

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    Great!!! I took my 3G+wifi XOOM back to store. I was only using it on wifi, so I couldn't justify paying the extra 200 bucks for 3g capabilities that I probably would never use. I was actually contemplating getting an ipad, but now that I know that the wifi XOOM is coming I'll get it instead.
     
  19. gamul1

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    If Toshiba remains silent on their tablet to the end of the month, I'm going to have a difficult decision to make.
     
  20. kennychaffin

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    I've asked you this before but please list specific apps that are missing that you require. I don't believe it.
     
  21. kennychaffin

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    It's true. The hardware is only sold to lock in the recurring monthly revenue.
     
  22. ctxx24

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    Didnt see you ask.. i was just saying there wasent many tablet apps out for it which there isnt many. nothing specific i want.. so i was willing to wait which is harder and harder by the day..just hope the wifi one isnt that silver one in the pic..its so ugly
     
  23. kennychaffin

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    Was in a different thread I think...or maybe it was someone else....I just get frustrated with people claiming there are no apps when all the apps that are needed are there. (only one I know of that I need that doesn't exist is the Cisco Anywhere VPN app)

    It's not the number of apps available but the function of the ones that are there that matters.
     
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    the silver one in the photo seems to be the wifi only model...
     
  25. ODog2323

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    Exactly. I'm sure they make money on the devices, but the plans are their bread and butter.
     

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