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More on the WiFi-only Motorola XOOM to Staples, Training Starts March 23

We were tipped earlier to the possibility of the wifi-only Motorola XOOM hitting Staples store shelves by April 3rd, or at least showing up in that day’s Sunday ad.  Well, we just received a second verbal confirmation plus the screenshot above which talks about training for the device.  On March 23rd, employees will begin to receive information for this 3G-less XOOM, helping with the theory that the first week of April is indeed the target for Moto.  However, we should point out that the document above does reference a 30-day window for employees to complete training on tablets which could mean that they want everyone ready before they actually start selling them.  I guess we’ll know in a couple of weeks.

On a semi-related note, you’ll see that Blackberry Playbook training starts on March 30th.  Have to figure that it’ll be available shortly thereafter.

Cheers ___!

  • Anonymous

    Maybe I’m reading this incorrectly but doesn’t it say the tech associates get an overview of the tablets and the course starts on the 9th of March and the module will be available on the 23rd of March?

    • Anonymous

      That’s what I’m getting out of it

    • bobaloo

      Reread.

      Module = learning module. Mar 9 the general tablet learning module will be available, the Xoom specific learning module available Mar 23.

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully they come in at the $540 price point that Sams has

  • Guest

    I thought this was “DROID” Life, and that the Xoom dropped the “DROID” tag. Why are we still seeing every little update on it? Go put these updates on your Android side-blog.

    • Mjforte59

      Stop trolling

    • DroidzFX

      Thats what you get for thinking!

    • DBK

      Since you are obviously a moron, I’ll make this as easy as possible:

      Droid-Life = Droid news, Verizon Android news

      Android-Life = All other Android news

      You can GTFO now.

      • Guest

        What a fanboy. Hahaha

      • Anonymous

        Android Life seems to be pretty much dead. The last articles posted there are dated mid February. And a wifi only Xoom isn’t a Verizon product, so it would be more appropriately an Android Life article.

        So now the question is, do I want to join SamsClub for a year and get the cheaper price, or just get the Xoom at Staples. Wonder if CostCo will have the wifi Xoom. My parents are members there.

  • Anonymous

    Ahhhhh I can’t take it!!!

  • http://twitter.com/speakercode tim j

    what’s an estimated price point for this? wifi only is all I need/want, if this is in the $500 range it might be worthwhile.

    • HoneycombFTW

      I expect there will be some good price competition once the WiFi version gets rolling as I’m sure if Staples will have it then so will Office Depot, Office Max, and Amazon. I bet it hits $500 or bellow with deals, promotions, and/or coupons.

    • Anonymous

      Anywhere between 500 and 600. Sams has $539 as a rumored price, but BGR guy said on CNN he expects $600.

  • Anonymous

    I just found out that the Blackberry Playbook is coming to Sprint, with 4G.

  • Miked

    Kellex must feel dumb wasting 800+ on the non wifi lol…FUCKING HYPEBEAST

    • DroidzFX

      Non Wifi? I think your confused.

      • Muddy B00ts

        He’s an angry elf.

    • Anonymous

      yeah damn that Hypebeast for getting that non wifi 3g only model!!!

    • Anonymous

      If I’m remembering correctly he said he got it for free.

    • Anonymous

      probably paid for it with the money he made from you viewing this site
      then a possible tax write off because it is for his business..droid life

      i should start a blog

  • http://twitter.com/pcriz Perry Meg

    I’m really debating whether to pick this up or not. I don’t have any short comings in my various gadgets so I’m really on the fence about a tablet… I already have to take two laptops with me when I go on travel and the only thing I can’t do on my business one is skype… So thats where I get the itch for a tablet with a front facing camera..

  • DroidzFX

    training YAY staples

    three Firsts in one day in yo face like egg nog

    i know im the only one excited by this

  • DroidzFX

    training YAY staples

    three Firsts in one day in yo face like egg nog

    i know im the only one excited by this

    • Anonymous

      Silly :P

      • tjhrulz

        it could be worse he could be a hypebeast

    • Anonymous

      Silly :P