Motorola Xoom won't ship with Adobe Flash support immediately

Summary:The Motorola Xoom is confirmed for a February 24 launch date, but don't expect Adobe Flash to be ready just yet.

The Motorola Xoom is confirmed for a February 24 launch date, but don't expect Adobe Flash to be ready just yet.

The official release timeline for the Xoom has been a big topic at the rumor mill since the Android 3.0-based tablet was unveiled at CES 2011 in January. Pricing was announced last week, and most signs still pointed towards a February 24 ship date.

That turned out to be very true given Verizon's new landing page for the Xoom and the availability date posted in bold at the top.

However, there's one little asterisk that has people buzzing already. The page cites that the Xoom will be "fully Flash-enabled," but then the caveat at the bottom of the page reads "Adobe Flash expected Spring 2011."

Flash will likely become available with a software update within in the next few months, but there doesn't seem to be a reason for the hold up with this spec. Either way, Motorola doesn't seem to want to delay the Xoom, which is probably a smart move as consumers tend to lose interest when new products suffer from many setbacks.

Topics: Tablets, Enterprise Software, Mobility

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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