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Did a WiFi-only Motorola XOOM Pass Through the FCC Today?

Oh my.  If this is what we think it is, then all I want to see is cheering and drunken chants of joy in the comments.  A “wireless tablet” with Motorola branding just snuck through the FCC today and as you can see above, is 100% focused on Bluetooth and WiFi which is leading us to believe that a WiFi-only Motorola XOOM is on the way.  The guys at Wireless Goodness first spotted the filing, but we dug even deeper and noticed that the confidentiality request expires in 180 days.

To put that into perspective, the Thunderbolt filing we talked about this morning had a similar 180 day request that expires on March 31, 2011.  And if we were to go off of that example, are we thinking this WiFi-only XOOM could be here within the next 2 months?  Possibly.  We don’t know when the start date is for that request, so it’s impossible to tell.  This could also just be one huge pile of nothing, although its FCC number differs from the XOOM that passed through earlier in the week that.

Would love to hear your thoughts.

Source:  FCC
Via:  Wireless Goodness

Cheers ckeegan!

  • Anonymous

    Please let it be true! hopefully its cheaper!

  • Squrel23

    Phandroid updated their post and said that the filing has since changed to “Hand held device”

    http://phandroid.com/2011/02/09/wifi-only-motorola-xoom-just-hit-the-fcc/

  • Anonymous

    I’d really consider a wi-fi only XOOM if it was less than $500

  • Roberto Taylor

    180 days = 6 months

    So if that’s how long they’re withholding the pictures, it will probably be well over 6 months before this one hits the shelves… :(

  • k6tcher

    Who cares about it if it is over $500. In two months, there WILL BE several tablets (such as Toshiba’s) in the mix each with their own unique benefits but ALL sporting Honeycomb. Moto is missing the boat with the Xoom. Even a Window’s tablet will be cheaper (and do more) than the Xoom by then… I know, I know… go ahead and let me have it for that last comment. :P

  • Out2bcrzy

    My guess is this has nothing to do with the XOOM seeing as the XOOM already passed FCC awhile back. Odds are this is for the smaller Tablet Moto is working on & if memory serves its code name is Everest or Flatfish

  • Anonymous

    sell it at $500 and see it popping up all over the place,

  • Devator22

    My netbook cost me $300. Unless there’s an outstanding tab like the xoom for under that, I’m not interested. I know the specs are great, but it screams unnecessary to me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joelseph98 Joel Seph

    *hic* YEEEAAAAAA *hic* AAAAAAAHHHHH! *hic*

  • Beneathonyxskies

    Oh I sure hope so! WiFi only XOOM at least $100 less than the 3G and I’m sold!

  • Anonymous

    It’s going to be funny when the price leaks, and it’s $749.99. It’s a 3G radio people, hardly an expensive part.

    • k6tcher

      Can anyone say, “B * I * N * G * O!!!”

    • DBK

      Plus less SD and built in memory (most likely), which reduces the price by another 70 at least. I figure the wifi only one will be around 600.

      • Anonymous

        Sure, why not lower the resolution while they’re at it? Just release something to appease the whiners! Might as well take out the HDMI port too!

        • DBK

          Sarcastic much? I’m just saying that if a wif only comes out it may also be reduced in other areas, too. If iirc, the same thing happened to the galaxy tab. Wouldn’t be surprised if the same happened here.

  • http://twitter.com/BiggiePhat JG

    please delete…it posted twice

  • http://twitter.com/BiggiePhat JG

    This tickles my pickle if its true.

  • Christopher

    If this is cheap enough, would be perfect for me!

  • Anonymous

    Moto is jumping into the Tablet war full steam, I ws just reading how Apple is in production on the 2nd ipad. Verizon is sitting back and looking at the psosible numbers that they can cash in on when the i*hone 5 comes out and supporting who can make thier pockets richer. Thats why you see so much love for the i*hone right now.

    The Xoom is a better tablet but Apple will reach out to it’s faithful and contnue to hang on for dear life. Moto I feel needs better Marketing than just letting Verison market it.

  • Skychet

    can’t wait for the ipad 2 to come out… so the price of this guy will drop haha

  • http://matt.thechestbump.com Matt

    Yes please! I was really hoping to have a Xoom tablet before a trip in early March. Can’t afford the 3G model and doubt this will be out before then. I can hope though!

  • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

    I hope I can duel-boot iOS with it.

    • Anonymous

      Shut…..the….f**k…up….you….troll

      • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

        That was unnecessary.

    • Guest

      Does duel-booting mean they’re gonna fight?

    • Anonymous

      Dueling-boots? You want your feet fighting each other?

      No, it won’t dual-boot.

      • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

        I know, it was a joke (a bad one) ;)

        • Anonymous

          Oh ok. Then my apologies :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/TxAggieMichael Michael Johnson

    …earlier in the week that what? I need to know!

    But fer real! This is the tablet for me.

  • http://twitter.com/ThePeacedOut PeacedOut

    Well hot damn!!! I like this new FCC searching!

  • http://twitter.com/ThePeacedOut PeacedOut

    Well hot damn!!! I like this new FCC searching!

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully the price is around 499 but that’s wishful thinking

    • Anonymous

      $649 would be wishful thinking, $499 is a joke.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, with the specs the Xoom has plus Android 3.0, 499/ wifi is just dreaming. $649 does sound a lot more accurate. This is not a galaxy tab

        • Anonymous

          You may have misread, but I said $649 is wishful thinking. Motorola will have to market/distribute/support a Wi-Fi only version by themselves, since no carrier would be involved. This would all equal added cost for them, which they won’t have with the Verizon version.

          • http://twitter.com/Primus0001 James

            I think it will be cheaper because it is not through Verizon. Remember Verizon want people to buy a data package so they will charge more for people to out right buy the device. It probably will cost 500-600 for a 2 year contract with Verizon. I think Motorola could sell a wifi only version between 400- 600.

  • Fajnor92

    I saw this earlier today and knew you guys would pick up on it and go deeper great job kellex

  • John R Ruddick

    WiFi only Xoom priced at $599.

    • Anonymous

      Good luck with that. Unless they slashed other specs, I highly doubt anyone can justify a $200 price drop just for the exclusion of a 3G radio.

      • http://twitter.com/trongable Trong Nguyen

        Maybe they dropped the onboard storage to 16GB too. :P

        One can dream…

        • DBK

          That is what I think. They may reduce the built in memory and the removable memory for the wifi only one. 600 is my bet, too.

  • keggr

    does that mean that the WiFi only would be cheaper? instead of the $800?

  • Anonymous

    I wish the FCC would hire me,
    and let me be me to play with these,
    devices before the rest of you,
    especially the wifi-only XOOM… :-P

    • Anonymous

      That… that was awful. Took me awhile to figure out what you were doing that one. I *facepalm*’d.

      A for effort, though. :P

    • DBK

      lol Whoever called you MNM in the first place has created a monster. :P

  • Muddy B00ts

    Until l see a price, I’m just going to assume I still can’t afford it. Then again, I can barely afford Taco Bell.

  • http://twitter.com/dpruth Dan Ruth

    Huzzah!

  • Anonymous

    Drunken cheer: Check!

  • Noname

    I can confirm a wifi xoom is on way…I played with one yesterday!

    • Anonymous

      Well thanks for that confirmation Noname. :P

  • Anonymous

    Ahhh… Motorola is attempting to redeem itself in my eyes, and I have to say, a WiFi only Xoom would go a long way to do so.

    Then again, so would unlocked bootloaders, but I am not holding my breath for those.

  • Anonymous

    Ahhh… Motorola is attempting to redeem itself in my eyes, and I have to say, a WiFi only Xoom would go a long way to do so.

    Then again, so would unlocked bootloaders, but I am not holding my breath for those.

  • Anonymous

    I wanted the HP TouchPad, but it isn’t coming till the Summer. :(
    Maybe if this is priced well and comes out soon, I’ll get it.

  • Anonymous

    I wanted the HP TouchPad, but it isn’t coming till the Summer. :(
    Maybe if this is priced well and comes out soon, I’ll get it.

  • Anonymous

    sold

  • Anonymous

    sold

    • Anonymous

      what if it’s $749? I personally don’t think we’ll see as big of a price difference as people are expecting.

      • DBK

        Minus the radio and reduced memory (most likely) and a 600-650 price tag is possible.

        • Anonymous

          At what point has anyone (Motorola, or even a rumor) mentioned anything about the possibility of reduced memory?

          • DBK

            Like I said above, I can seem them doing that since it has happened before. Probably because not as much memory is needed for a wifi only one as compared to one with a 3G radio utilizing the carrier’s network.

          • Anonymous

            Come on, you’re pulling my leg. You don’t honestly think a 3G radio uses
            more memory, right?

            —–Original message—–

          • DBK

            The radio itself, no. But the constant, almost 24/7 connection to the network may. Plus, do you really think Motorola wouldn’t try to minimize the wifi only version to make the 3G one look better? Just to keep Big Red happy?

          • Anonymous

            Wouldn’t Wi-Fi have the same constant connection?