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Motorola XOOM LTE Upgrade Officially Begins Tomorrow (September 29th)!

  • September 28, 2011 6:15 pm


The day we all thought would never come — the day in which early XOOM adopters could mail in their homely 3G unit for a 1-2 hardware swap to more brisk LTE gear. Yes, it’s finally here. All you have to do is to navigate to www.verizonwireless.com/Xoom4GLTEupgrade. After the pre-paid shipping materials arrive at your door, simply drop your XOOM inside and find something to do during the week-long ordeal.

If you haven’t snagged a XOOM yet you may be better off. Beginning on October 13th Verizon will sell Motorola XOOMs with the LTE hardware already installed for $499.

Who’s ready?

Alleged 7-Inch Motorola XOOM Spy Shots Leak.

  • September 19, 2011 10:19 am


Oh hai, 7-inch Motorola XOOM. Details are pretty much non-existent at this point. But Motorola Mobility’s Sanjay Jha has already said a smaller tablet is coming. Is this the one?

XOOM LTE Upgrade To Begin In September With Business/Gov’t “Pilot” Group. Consumers Later.

  • August 24, 2011 11:55 pm


So you picked up a 3G XOOM way, way back in early 2011 based on promises made by Motorola of a soon-to-come hardware upgrade to LTE. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out Motorola has dropped the ball. Seriously. 7 months out we’re still talking about “when” the aforementioned hardware upgrade will actually be made available. That is, we were until a leaked email was released.

The email in question allegedly shows that Motorola is finally getting ready to send out instructions for XOOM LTE upgrades. The only catch — business and government users will be first to receive the LTE goodness under the “pilot group” banner. Consumers on the other hand have more waiting to do.

As with previous rumors, the email confirms that the whole process is free to the end user and should take ~1 week. It’s worth noting that business and government users are quoted a 3 business day turn around time. Will this trickle down to consumer upgrades too?

If you’re bored, feel free to poke around the Motorola tracking site that will display any and all XOOM tablets in route to/from Motorola.

Via: Droid-Life

Next Up In Apple’s Crosshairs: Motorola XOOM.

  • August 10, 2011 11:53 am


If you thought Apple was going to stop at the 10.1″ Samsung Galaxy Tab’s EU-wide injunction, think again. FOSS Patent’s Florean Mueller is reporting on a snippet of text hidden within Samsung lawsuit filing that hints at Motorola also facing Apple’s lawyers’ wrath. Just yesterday it was was ruled that retailers across the European Union had to remove the new 10.1″ Samsung Galaxy Tabs from shelves.

The statement doesn’t make mention of Motorola’s alleged infringements or when the lawsuit was filed, though Mueller points out it could have happened many weeks prior to Samsung’s most recent case. At any rate, Apple is suing Motorola over the XOOM’s “similar design” to their iPad.

It’s rather interesting to note that most of the ongoing lawsuits focus around tablets — a market where Apple dominates without any close competition. One would think that Apple would be somewhat focused on securing a few more market share percentage points in the smartphone realm. Then again, Apple has repeatedly stated that it’s not necessarily the biggest player that wins, only the one with the most revenue/cash at the end of the game.

We’re all for our own respective favorites when it comes to gadgets, operating systems, etc. But Apple’s tactics to simply block competition are pretty childish and annoying. If anything, it shows Apple is finally taking Android more seriously. Hopefully the Samsung injunction as well as possible injunction against Motorola ends quickly. As much as we like Apple personally, we understand the benefits of healthy competition.

Motorola XOOM Update Finally Rolling Out. SD Card Support Has Arrived!

  • August 5, 2011 10:18 pm


Getting SD card support, adaptive media streaming and a suite of other new features is good and all, don’t get us wrong. But it’s not LTE. (Moto…?) At any rate, we’re not looking to rain on XOOM owners’ parade tonight. Instead, we’re here to inform you the latest software for your precious tablet is now available, ready and waiting for download — kind of. The HTJ85 update is currently rolling out in the standard staggered fashion. You know how it is — keep refreshing that update page until victory has been achieved!

Let us know how it goes for ya.

Motorola Q2 Results: 440,000 XOOMs Shipped. 11 Million Mobile Devices Total.

  • July 28, 2011 5:12 pm

Sales numbers are king in the tech hardware world. And while The big guns face off against each other with flashy yet empty press releases, we’re left looking for some real numbers. Well, here they are.

Motorola just announced their Q2 results. Our big focus — the XOOM. According to Motorola they moved ~440,000 of them during the second quarter. For comparison’s sake, Apple sells that many every five days. Still, as one of the most popular Android tablets to date it’s both impressive (from an Android standpoint) and a good baseline of what we can base other Android tablets off of.

As for other figures, Motorola states over 11 million mobile devices in total were shipped and made a net revenue of $24 billion, up 41% from a year ago.

Not bad, Moto.

It’s Official: Motorola XOOM LTE Upgrade Coming In September.

  • July 26, 2011 2:29 pm


The elusive LTE hardware upgrade for the Motorola XOOM finally — finally — has a ballpark release date. Mark your calendars for September. The specific date in September isn’t yet known, though we’d call for the most die-hard XOOM fans to just take the entire month off to be on the safe side. Because let’s face it, as soon as you grip the newly LTE-ified Motorola XOOM you’ll forget the most basic of human tasks such as eating, sleeping, and…bathroom use. So work of any kind will be damn near impossible.

With all that said, word is an email from Verizon/Motorola is due to start circulating to current XOOM owners today telling them of the upcoming hardware switcheroo. While the upgrade is way overdue — originally scheduled for May — we’re just happy to finally see Motorola’ doing instead of spewing out more empty promises and statements. Excited yet?

Stay tuned as we hunt for a more specific date.

Motorola XOOM LTE Module Passes Through FCC.

  • July 12, 2011 2:15 pm


What once started as a several week delay turned into a “summer 2011″ blunder. Yes, we’re talking about Motorola’s XOOM LTE upgrade program. And while Motorola may be tight lipped, obscure and unwilling to share any information regarding the previously promised LTE upgrade for current 3G-enabled XOOMs, the FCC isn’t. Look what just passed through — FCC ID IHDP56LU2 (read: XOOM LTE Module).

While this is certainly good news for the legions of increasingly impatient XOOM owners, we’ll still have to wait for Motorola and Verizon to get their ducks organized accordingly seeing as how they’ll have to do the dirty work. Though given the quickly disappearing summer days on the calendar and now official FCC validation, victory can’t be too much further, right?

Any XOOM owners planning on sending their device in for the week-long upgrade process?

Open Letter: Motorola, Make Good XOOM LTE Promises Before Releasing XOOM 2.

  • July 7, 2011 10:26 am


Between claimed spottings on commercials and a trip through the FCC, a 2011 Motorola XOOM 2 release is looking more believable. The image above is the most recent piece of the puzzle and contains what many believe to be the second generation Motorola XOOM in a package slightly longer and shorter than the first-gen sibling. Rumored specs include the usual assortment of fast dual-core processor, big vibrant screen and plentiful storage. But it is the addition of LTE that has us most intrigued.

So where do we stand with the original XOOM LTE hardware upgrade…?