Earlier this week, we saw a leaked Best Buy advertisement which indicated that the Xoom would cost $799 at Best Buy, and that to activate the Wi-Fi functionality, buyers would have to sign up for at least one month of a data plan with Verizon, which sparked plenty of dissappointment from the community. Not too long ago, an FCC filing was spotted that seemed to indicate that there will also be a cheaper Wi-Fi only variant of the tablet available soon.
An FCC filing was stumbled upon by Wireless Goodness for a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth only Motorola tablet which has support for Bluetooth and 802.11a/b/g/n signaling capability. However, since the time that the filing was spotted with the revealing information, it seems that the FCC has changed the filing, now referencing the device as only a “hand held device.”
Much of the community was surprised by the revelation that the XOOM would cost over $800 to purchase, and expressed discouragement to buy one because of the high price. Thankfully, if a Wi-Fi variant is released, the price will likely be somewhere around $100 - $200 lower, which may be low enough for some people to splurge and buy themselves one.
In other Xoom news, a video apparently taken in Dubai was posted at t-break showing the Xoom with a second color scheme consisting of a silver backing. No word on whether any other markets will be receiving the silver variant of the Xoom.
Head on over to this link to check out the hands-on video.
Image from t-break