March 2, 2011 | by Michael Heller
We knew a WiFi only Xoom was on its way, and now we have a vague and unofficial release date for it. PCWorld UK has put up a pre-order page for the WiFi only Xoom. The page lists the price at ?499.99 (~$815), and says that the device will be available in the first week of April, with the delivery date given as April 9th.
The 3G Xoom has yet to be released in the UK, but it is also slated for April. So, it’s nice to see that at the least consumers will know when they’ll be able to grab the WiFi only version of the Xoom around the same time. PCWorld has claimed exclusivity for the Xoom on launch day in the UK, but afterwards it should also become available through Carphone Warehouse, and Best Buy as well.
On the flip side, if you’re still eager for the 3G Xoom, you’ll have to sign up for info from Carphone Warehouse, as they will be the exclusive retailer for that model of Xoom tablet.
**Update** In what could be good news all around, the UK Xoom is reportedly going to be shipping with Flash. So, that could mean that Flash will be available for everyone in the first week of April.