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Motorola XOOM 4G LTE is one step closer to reality as employee beta tests wrap up

Motorola XOOM 4G LTE is one step closer to reality as employee beta tests wrap up
With six months under their belt, early adopters of the Motorola XOOM have been patiently waiting for the promised availability of the Honeycomb flavored tablet’s 4G LTE upgrade. So far, the only thing we’ve heard of late regarding it is that business and government users are likely to be the first ones to receive the highly anticipated upgrade. However, it seems that some of Verizon’s own employees have been getting the treatment ahead of everyone else.

Interestingly enough, one of our reliable tipsters informed us that Big Red is just about wrapping up their employee 4G LTE upgrade pilot, which allowed certain employees to partake in the beta test. Specifically, we’re told that the entire process took exactly 3 business days, which is surprisingly fast considering that the tablet is required to be shipped back to the manufacturer and prepped for surgery. However, we really can’t expect the turn time to be exactly the same for the general public since it was more than likely expedited for this employee pilot.

Nevertheless, our tipster goes on to say that the Motorola XOOM is completely transformed from before now that it’s able to put up amazing speeds of around 18 Mbps. Seeing that the pilot program for employees was available until yesterday, August 29th, we may potentially see the entire thing go live to all customers very soon.

Thanks to our anonymous tipster!


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posted on 30 Aug 2011, 11:25

1. gotti88 (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


THE NETWORK IS NOT FAIL SAFE YET ITS STILL NEW AND ITS NOT EVERYWHERE!!!!!! I KNOW WHAT LTE STANDS FOR NOW LOL!!! (LATE TO EVERYTHING)

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 12:08 1

5. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


wow. can anyone say this comment is a little ignorant.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 12:12

7. gotti88 (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


holy crap it was a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 21:56

13. OriginalSIM (Posts: 14; Member since: 29 Aug 2011)


why is it that everytime I read a post on here is someone calling someone else stupid....lol

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 14:53

10. ncvzw (Posts: 5; Member since: 18 Dec 2009)


late, verizon is leading the way with LTE. Verizon has half of the country's population covered in 4G, that is why at&t and Sprint have announced that they will follow Big Red's lead and go to LTE.

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 11:55 1

2. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Hspa and wimax suck do Ur homework, why u think sprint and ATT changing to lte get real sucker

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 12:00

3. chack_fu (Posts: 46; Member since: 19 Jan 2009)


Sprint isnt late they just never show up (clearwire/ lightsquared, get real)!!
AT&T LTE just started testing pilot markets and you think VZW is late to everything?

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 12:07

4. gotti88 (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


aww look people are upset at my personal opinion lol!!!! check this out im a tech in a few of those departments people i know what im talking about and it was just a joke darn lol!!! i was trying to get the miz to actually say something totally stupid so i could argue with him... nuthing of what was said was true at all darn lol!!!! u cant even joke with people these days they be going crazy and getting mad. i get paid to write the things u think u know about but have no idea about lol!!!

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 12:11 1

6. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


How do you expect us to know your joking or serious when you write everything in caps with no smilies? When I joke I at least throw a smily.

i.e Iphone sucks!! :p

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 12:13

8. gotti88 (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


ok lol!!!! lmao!! lmfao!!!!! better lol!!!

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 13:30

9. HockeyDood (Posts: 64; Member since: 14 May 2010)


The name is too damn long...

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 16:49

11. LTEXoom (unregistered)


just got mine back and it flies! love the 4G in my xoom

posted on 30 Aug 2011, 22:30

14. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


Android tablets...meh. Not impressed with any of them. XOOM, 10.1, 8.9 and all of the other irrelevant Android tablets out there. Haven't played with one Android tablet that I didn't view as a knock off. The Playbook (besides the iPad) is the only tablet that seems to have a taste of originality/quality to it. Even though Android does all they can to pack all of these features into their tablets to rate high on the specs chart...there is still a generic characteristic to them. Maybe b/c a new Android tablet is born every minute. I wish they would stop worrying about over-saturation and just focus all of their resources into one Android tablet available to everyone.

p.s. - someone has to spark the Apple/Android battle...why not me.

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