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Is the Motorola XOOM headed to AT&T?

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Is the Motorola XOOM headed to AT&T?
Every time a new mobile device pops up at the FCC, we get pretty excited because we know that it will eventually land in our itching hands. Just recently, an unnamed “wireless tablet” by Motorola received the commission’s seal of approval, which made its release to the market pretty much imminent and sparked our curiosity even further. For now, we have no evidence to expect a new groundbreaking device, but we might have a clue or two hinting what the said tablet may turn out to be exactly.

Even though the tablet from the FCC filing hides behind the mysterious IHDT56ME1 identification number, it is already speculated that it is nothing more than a version of the Motorola XOOM bound for AT&T. Judging by the clues within the listing, the tablet will carry a 850/1900 MHz radio with support for GSM and WCDMA connectivity, which makes it a perfect match for AT&T's cellular network. So could this be a Motorola XOOM for AT&T or could it be a completely different device, which has surprisingly never leaked before? As much as we would love to be surprised by Motorola, the manufacturer has never officially announced that it is developing another tablet – a successor to the XOOM or a differently-sized sibling.  

Launching the Motorola XOOM for AT&T should not be much of a surprise since we already mentioned how Sprint is also getting ready to start offering its own Wi-Fi and WiMAX versions of it. Making the tablet available through the largest carrier in the U.S. might just be what it takes to tackle those disappointing sales figures. Stay tuned for a concrete confirmation from Motorola or AT&T, as one should not be too far away.

source: FCC via Ubergizmo

Is the Motorola XOOM headed to AT&T?

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posted on 19 Apr 2011, 09:05 2

1. brentos1236 (unregistered)


It could also be the Telstra Australia variant that uses the same 3G bands as AT&T, which will be launching here in Australia in May. Just a thought.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 19:54 1

19. cheetah2k (Posts: 813; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


I dont know why this comment has been voted down.

Its common knowledge that Telstra in Australia is getting the Xoom early-mid May. This just sediments the fact that Motorola has produced versions of the Xoom on 850/1900 Mhz, because both AT&T and Telstra use the same bands.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 10:17 3

2. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if that were true, then it wouldnt be passing the american FCC. :)



now, wheres the inevitable Tmobile version and then the much needed PRICE DROP to make it competitive again.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 10:19 2

3. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


Is anyone really thinking about purchasing the Xoom at this point?

At first I thought it was a good challenger to the iPad but after playing around with both at my local BestBuy store I can see why only 100k units sold compared to the 2.4M units of the ipad.

If I was seriously considering an Android Tablet I would wait and see what Samsung is going to offer. Or if I was just an Apple hater i think I would wait for Microsofts OS to hit.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 12:21 1

7. djm22 (Posts: 27; Member since: 09 Feb 2011)


The only thing Samsung has going for them is there screens there not known for reliability or dependability and right now they don't have even that fast of smart phones and then when ever I hear there lay over for Android I don't ever here anything good about it so like I say yea wait for them if your waiting to see a more impressive screen but if you want anything else from them other then that forget it

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 17:55 1

18. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


really?

Fastest single core smartphone? Samsung GalaxyS
Fastest dual core smartphone? Samsung GalaxyS-2
Best smartphone ive ever owned? Samsung Galaxy S

And ive been in the industry flipping phone after phone for 5 years.


dave,
yea, the xoom was never on my radar. it just never impressed me for some reason. Ive been playing with the LG Gslate for the last week, and even without the 3d gimmick its a pretty good tablet. Im holding out until something can do all my school ebook websites and apps. Then ill throw $$ down.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 10:44 1

4. derp (unregistered)


great....more dust collectors.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 10:54 2

5. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


I can't wait to play with one of these bad boys. Still, they need to lower the price dramatically if it is ever going to catch on.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 12:41 2

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I don't get why people give thumbs down to a comment when someone post these comets.... the argument is legit... and HE IS NOT HATING, dam he is just asking for a more competitive price.... it Motorola had released a 16 GB version at a cheaper prize... and told the user directly how much was going to cost on wifi version they wouldn't be like that on first place.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 16:22 1

16. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


I'm not allowed to show enthusiasm about an Android device since I have an iPhone and iPad... :-(

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 20:26

20. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I know :/ I think people have the right to be interested in a device they aren't currently supporting, but some here take some comments as if we where hating or something, and the worst part is that you never know if its a fandroid thinking you have nothing to see/comment here or an ifan thinking you are dumb enough to consider the XOOM yet all we are is tech enthusiasts

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 09:29

24. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


my bet is on an ibot mad because he's buying outside of the approved logo. :)

i played with one in best buy. Its just like the Gslate i played with at work.. i like the Gslate slightly better though.. dunno why. Neither are getting my $$ yet... especially at current pricing.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 11:52

6. Raptorjesus (Posts: 4; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


It's not AT&T it will be from US Cellular

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 13:16

11. kcombs (Posts: 246; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


US cellular is CDMA.. just so you know.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 12:43 2

9. Sniggly (Posts: 7000; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Could it be? Yes oh yes please. Bring it to AT&T, I will sell it. I WILL SELL IT!

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 12:51 2

10. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


OFF TOPIC:

just the man I was looking for, How is the Gingerbread update doing so far? I wanted to ask because some friends want to try it out but feel a bit discouraged....... I would have tried right away but its their stuff, so some feedback is appreciated ^^

Thanks in advantage

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 13:43 1

12. Sniggly (Posts: 7000; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Dude, Gingerbread is the best thing that happened to the DROID X. By now you'll probably have to download it via computer and move it to your phone via usb. Beyond that the install instructions are the same.

A couple of things I've discovered: autocorrect is much more aggressive now. It actually tries to predict the next word you'll use sometimes.

Also, if you reject/ignore a call a list of prefab texts pop up which you can just select and send to explain why you can't talk.

And the phone still runs fantastic, with almost no lag or choppiness unless you're seriously multitasking or a heavy page is loading. Battery life seems to be good still; if I'm seriously using the phone (like Votermap, which uses heavy location and data) then the battery still drops. But on standby it doesn't hog the battery.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 14:17 1

13. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Thanks man, :D My friends will be happy to see that comment. looking forward their feedback ^^

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 14:25 1

14. Sniggly (Posts: 7000; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yeah, let me know how it works for them, proto. I'm looking forward to hearing more feedback from other people as they download and install Gingerbread.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 14:34 1

15. celljrod (Posts: 82; Member since: 07 Apr 2011)


I'm going to try and upgrade my wife's X when I get home from work. I'll let you know

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 16:29

17. Sniggly (Posts: 7000; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yeah, man, definitely. I think you and she will love it. Remember to give it several minutes on first bootup when the update is finished installing. After that it actually boots faster than it ever did with Froyo.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 21:03

22. Sniggly (Posts: 7000; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


To both of you: I uninstalled a couple of background apps I wasn't using anymore, and after rebooting and letting the system calm down to about 48 MB (according to the Futon Redemption Task Manager) I got a benchmark score of 1839 on Quadrant. I just ran it again after letting the system calm down again, and it's now scored a 1898! I got a photo of the former from my coworker and now I'm working on getting a screenshot of the new score.

posted on 25 Apr 2011, 17:46

25. obnoxious9162755 (unregistered)


Does anyone know if gingerbread will be released for the moto atrix?

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