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Is your Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi Black or Silver?

On Friday, one of our readers received his Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi early from Staples, so we made sure to spread the word which it seems many of you took advantage of.  And when he unboxed it, showed off the black back cover, leaving us to believe that the silver model was a European exclusive.  Or is it?  Another of our readers picked up a wifi-only XOOM (from Staples) down in Southern California and was surprised to see it sporting a silver back cover.  It also appears to be missing the “with Google” text that everyone’s black version has.  So what’s the deal?

Note:  Best Buy’s site says their wifi-only model comes in “Dark Titanium” which we’re assuming is this silver color.  So if you want to be guaranteed a silver version, might want to head to Best Buy.  It sounds like Staples is displaying black versions, but sometimes selling the silver version. (Cheers @ScottHubiak!)

To those of you that picked one up this weekend, what are you seeing?  Silver or black?  

  • Mine is dark titanium also… kind of a charcoal color… I ordered mine from Amazon.com. couldn’t find a wifi only model locally. I absolutely love it.

  • Youmomhatesu

    i work at staples and the ones we sell are black backed

  • Anonymous

    Best Buy – Silver – San Diego, CA

  • Anonymous

    Best Buy – Silver – San Diego, CA

  • rob

    Hey, I just picked up my xoom yesterday from Staples. Just unboxed today and have a few questions…which are probably already answered somewhere else on the forum…but:
    Will I be able to use my rooted OG droid as a wifi hot spot for the xoom? blue tooth or tethered?? Will all of these apps that my google account are currently restoring to my xoom (the ones from I am running on my droid) run on the zoom?…or will the conflict with the preloaded apps the xoom is running??

    • rob

      Oh forgot… titanium…with google..and: Should I root this thing?

  • I do agree that tabs have uses that a laptop can’t satisfy (and vice versa), I just don’t get this ‘They dont’ have apps’ thing…

    I don’t know about everyone saying they don’t use their laptop now that they have an ipad/xoom… I still use my laptop any time I want to type something more than like 6 words and don’t feel like having to be tied to the room with my desktop in it. Same goes for any other processor intensive tasks where I don’t want to be tied to a single room, but a tab couldn’t do efficiently (encoding video etc). For me the tab is mostly for travel between work/home, some casual gaming, browsing..mostly just light consumption tasks that don’t need the full laptop.

  • Dark Titanium, no Google. Staples in Redmond, WA. (I’m guessing that that Dark Titanium is the new Black.)

  • Tom

    Silver

  • RazorX

    Recently I was in the Verizon store and had the chance to compare the XOOM against the iPad 2. I did notice a decent difference between the screen quality in each. The XOOM screen does not look as nice as the iPad 2. The XOOM has a clear issue with a lesser color gamut. In comparison to the iPad 2 the XOOM screen colors looked a lot duller and more washed out. The other thing that suprised me was the XOOM screen is super glossy and hard to see under any light near it. In contrast the iPad 2 screen was much easier to see under the same light. I love Droid and Motorola products, it’s just that I was surprised at how much better the iPad 2 screen was over the XOOM. Just my obervations on the screen differences anyway.

  • Jackaroout

    picked up mine at costco around cleveland, oh. mine’s the silver w the google inscription

    • Hoser

      Do the in-store Xooms come with a case like you get when you order online from Costco?

  • The unannounced, trial sale last Wednesday by Motorola to their Xoom WiFi is a good test on how people will accept this product. With the not so good reception of people to the original Xoom that was released last February, it is good to know that they are embracing the Xoom WiFi. Since the beginning, I know that their expensive price will be the biggest factor on how people will choose Xoom over iPad 2. If I were them, I will price Xoom according to the price of iPad 2. This is the only way to get people’s attention.

  • Anonymous

    got mine from staples, dark titanium, no google branding.

  • amilgax

    Mine is black from Costco.

  • amilgax

    Mine is black from Costco.

  • amilgax

    Mine is black from Costco.

  • Anonymous

    Moto said the WiFi was silver back. So funny the questions; is yours silver, mine is titanium, but should be silver, no i like black better. LMAO

  • viewthis66

    I posted earlier that it was a dark charcoal grey but now I see that its silver. Seems weird that I would change my earlier response but after looking more at the ones that are black, mine is silver.

  • Hellboy2232360

    Anyone get theirs from amazon yet? Mine comes tomorrow.

  • Jkuszay

    Got the new xoom wifi today and it would not install Adobe Flashplayer 10.2. Brought it back to Staples and the manager told me that it was a known issue with the wifi version. The manager said Motorola told him it would be corrected in mid April. I thought the 10.2 Flashplayer came out March 18th for all Xooms. Anyone else have this problem.

    Joe

    • Finire

      Just check for software updates in the settings and you should be prompted for an update. After that you should be able to install Flash

      • Anonymous

        @jkuszay in the about tablet settings have you got 3.0.1? I’d find it very weird if you don’t. But that would explain the problem with flash not working.

        • Jkuszay

          When I go to settings i have General, privacy and security, advanced, and labs. Which one do I go to. I really don’t know my way around this device HELP.

          • Finire

            Settings,
            About Tablet,
            System updates

            That should force a check to see if the newer version is available.

          • Jkuszay

            Ok I must be doing something wrong, I go to my browser and when the google page comes up I click that little icon on top right of page it has a drop down menu of which settings is located at the bottom. I click settings and get general, privacy and security, advanced, and labs . I don’t see anything that says “about tablet” or “system Updates” how do I get there obviously I am doing something wrong.

          • Finire

            Click on the clock in the lower left corner, then click on the clock that just popped up. You should see the correct settings menu there.

          • Finire

            Errr, lower right corner..

          • Jkuszay

            Ok I got it now, it says my system is up tp date. What do I do now

          • Finire

            If you don’t get a pop up in a minute or two, shut down you Xoom by holding the wake button, and repeat the steps. You’re looking for it to say Android Version 3.0.1 under the About Tablet section. Once you get to that point go to the market and install the official version.

            If you installed the previously leaked version, uninstall that as the two are not compatable.

          • Jkuszay

            I just got this today so i don’t have a leaked version, and it is a 3.0.1 version. Is the “wake” button the Power button on the back?

          • Jkuszay

            Yipee Got it to install, Thanks.

          • Anonymous

            let the wanking begin

          • Jkuszay

            You must be speaking from experience.

          • Jkuszay

            You must be speaking from experience.

          • Finire

            Yes. If you hold the wake button it gives you the option to shut down. A restart can always help. After you shut it down, just press it again to start it up. As long as you’re on version 3.0.1 you should have access to Adobe Flash in the market. But give it a reboot and see what happens.

      • Jkuszay

        I don’t see anywhere in my settings that says software update

  • Frtsaxman

    Got mine at best buy and its silver. And they price matched the $539.99 price at Sam’s Club.

    • Finire

      Where did you find the ad for the $539 price from sams club?

  • Frstsaxman

    mines silver

  • breandly

    Picked mine up on Saturday from staples…mine was the black version…but if I had the choice that’s the one I would have picked anyway.

    • breandly

      lol my bad. I finally took off the protective plastic off the back and noticed it was indeed the silver one….would rather have had the all black version but it’s ok because it’s still a Xoom 🙂

  • Nicholas Goss

    Mine is a dark titanium and says “with Google”

  • I got mine from staples, the back of it is uhhh grey, I guess. It’s lighter than the top of it, but not as light as the one in the pic. It says “With Google” on it. I would say it matches the description of “Dark Titanium”

    • Anonymous

      I’m willing to bet that the “silver” in the titanium just catching the flash of the camera at a bad angle.

  • Lakerzz

    Picked mine up at Best Buy on thurs. It is a dark titanium, (which I’m guessing is the “black”.) Definitely not silver. Lancaster, California…

  • Chili

    I picked up my wifi Xoom from Staples SC this morning at 10am. It has the silver back on it. Which is very classy looking!!

  • Chaos Triple Six

    The ones from Best Buy are the dark (almost black)…like in the bottom picture.

  • OG

    Silver

  • WhiteyOfVB

    Best Buy and mine is silver. still nice looking

  • just ordered mine!! 599 total no taxes!! but gotta wait for it to ship april 1st 🙁

  • just ordered mine!! 599 total no taxes!! but gotta wait for it to ship april 1st 🙁

  • just ordered mine!! 599 total no taxes!! but gotta wait for it to ship april 1st 🙁

  • sskodnik

    I bought mine today (Sunday) from Staples. It has the titanium colored back with Google printed on it. I’m in Ohio.

    I tried to buy one yesterday, after confirming they had them in stock, but they refused. I’m loving it today though.

  • daveywoodard

    Silver for me…with the with google on it.

  • Nchilton84

    Got mine from Costco @ 10am in North Charleston. It has the Silver back.

  • Anonymous

    Not in at sams club. I went there this morning and no dice. They’re probably in their receiving area just collecting dust stupid clerks

    • Lakerzz

      My girl works there, and I keep having her check for me, and she said they are definitly not there. She says no one there has even heard of them getting it. I just got mine at Best Buy, and I was gonna take it back if they got it at Sams. (Because its a little bit cheaper, suposedly.)

      • Anonymous

        If you get Sam’s Club’s Item Number for the Wifi only Xoom, will you please post is so I can have something to go by?

        • I called my local Sam’s Club today & they said they don’t think they’ll get them until May/June. No idea if he knew what he was talking about though…

          • Anonymous

            I worked for sams for three years. The clerks there have no idea what they are talking about

        • Lakerzz

          I definitely will…

  • Jason

    Mine from best buy is silver…also they didn’t charge me tax

  • Anonymous

    not meaning to bash on you all…but what is the point of paying 599 for a tablet(whether android or apple) when you can get a decent laptop computer for 500 which can do everything the tablet can do…and more?

    • ss

      except turn on immediately, have two cameras, great interface…

      • Anonymous

        i dont know why…with a laptop…you would need two cameras…considering the only reason the tab would have two cameras is so you could take pictures of yourself…and most laptops now days have a webcam built into the top of the screen, which i might add is greater than 1.3 mp

    • SKINNI

      I dont think they’re for everyone just like smartphones arent for everyone or leather seats in a car arent for everyone. I got my iPad last year & after about a month sold my Macbook because the iPad & my desktop were enough. Sold the iPad yesterday for the XOOM & im good. I wouldnt have one & no computer but it does serve its purpose. Not a neccesity however anymore than my TBolt is. Id survive fine with a cheap prepaid Razor for a phone but everyone has their toys they like.

    • DroidVader

      Laptops for $500 don’t have apps. If you’re using it for travel its much more portable

      • laptops for $500 don’t have ‘apps’? wtf does that even mean? lol. they can all run applications…paid and free from all over the internet. Are computer applications not real unless they come bundled in a nice little app store?

        • Anonymous

          agreed…i think my laptop has apps on it…but oh…they’re labeled “programs” i guess thats not the same…

        • Anonymous

          agreed…i think my laptop has apps on it…but oh…they’re labeled “programs” i guess thats not the same…

      • laptops for $500 don’t have ‘apps’? wtf does that even mean? lol. they can all run applications…paid and free from all over the internet. Are computer applications not real unless they come bundled in a nice little app store?

    • Irie5447

      Because I already have a sweet laptop. I had my xoom since day one and now very rarely use my $1300 laptop. The xoom is much more convenient and easy to grab and take with me to work at the fire department.

    • Anonymous

      ok i guess you all have your reasons…and like skinni said…some toys just arent for everyone……i have a 500 dollar laptop that does eveyrthing i woudl like it to do, and i have my original droid…good enough for me

  • Anonymous

    Mine is dark titanium. With google on the back. Best buy arkansas.

  • Jlaurence24

    Mine is silver with no “with google” lable. Bought it on saturday from staples, Jacksonville NC

  • Xoomed1

    Mine is silver. I bought in from Staples on Saturday in Georgia.

  • Anonymous

    Mine is neither Black or Silver, I think this is the Dark Titanium and it has the with Google Branding on the back as well.
    Got this one from a Staples in NJ on Friday.

    • :

      same here, got mine at the costco in clackamas OR…

  • Finire

    I picked mine up today. It’s a dark silver, and does have the “with Google” on the back.

  • Finire

    I picked mine up today. It’s a dark silver, and does have the “with Google” on the back.

  • Anonymous

    Mine isn’t black or silver…more of a dark grey. And it has the “with Google” emblem on the back.

  • Anonymous

    I’m pretty sure all of them will be silver. I don’t think there is a such thing as a black wifi model. I think the one looks black with the angle, and also the plastic on the back gives it a darker shade at first. Every one I’ve seen has been darker shade too. Every one I’ve seen has been silver, including mine 🙂

    • then explain why there are people who claim to own black wifi xooms?

    • SKINNI

      My wifi model is black. Didnt expect it but it is. Got it from BB

      • Anonymous

        Then I take back my comment. Maybe moto is screwing up? Or maybe all the black models owners win a prize! No? Well, it was a nice thought…

  • Anonymous

    i went to staples to buy one last night and they said they couldnt sell it early but i told them other stores were. didnt work out. damn. so then i went to best buy, same deal. so i ended up walking around the mall with my gf and saw a new bestbuy mobile store (opened wed) and went it to try. well i walked out with a receipt and itll be here by the lastest of april 1. can’t wait!

    • Baked14

      April 1st… hint hint

      • Anonymous

        lol i’d be POed
        but it says arrival date march 28-april 1
        so that sounds a little more reassuring

  • Just got back from Staples and got a silver backed one

  • viewthis66

    Mine is a dark charcoal grey, so I guess black.

  • Chasm31

    Got my “black titanium” Silver back from best buy.

    • Chasm31

      Oh and mine does have with google on back.

  • I’m seeing neither. I got the invisible model with a $599.99 instant rebate.

    • Anonymous

      dumb. what was the rebate on your iPad?

      • Anonymous

        Dumb. Where did you see a mention of an iPad? And people wonder why the iPad gets so much publicity and mindshare.

  • Dshudson

    Black

  • I hope i get a black one. I’m getting one in as few weeks

  • Masroor60

    neither black nor silver….can’t own one 🙁

  • izzo

    i also picked one up this morning from staples, and also had a silver back.

    • Anonymous

      Mind if I ask what city? We’ve got to figure this out. I kind of want a silver one. 😛

      • izzo

        pasadena, California

      • Charleston, SC here

      • SKINNI

        BB in Bossier City, LA. Black back with the Google logo. Was hoping for a silver kinda but it wont matter much in a case I suppose. Last one they had! The Shreveport store sold out but called & had them hold the last one while I “XOOMED” over to get it! Selling the iPad yesterday doesnt feel so bad anymore…

  • im liking the silver one better