New Motorola LTE tablet filing with FCC, we kind of hope it isn't the Xoom 2
That's where we stand as we find out that a mysterious Motorola tablet has hit the FCC. We kind of want the Xoom 2 to come and erase the disappointing launch of the original Xoom (and therefore the Android tablet ecosystem overall). We want it so much that we're even trying to make an unidentified tablet in a promo to be the Xoom 2. Even the price drop of the Xoom seems like an indication of a new model on the way. Unfortunately, it seems far more likely that both are simply the Xoom LTE.
The change in size and the promo video make it seem as though it could be the Xoom 2. But, it could simply be a slight redesign of the Xoom (to make it more friendly to hold), and a new marketing push for the LTE Xoom. In a way, that might be better than a full release of the Xoom 2, because it would be far better to see the Xoom 2 launch in the fall with a slimmer frame, a quad-core CPU and Ice Cream Sandwich, than it would be to have it launch now and likely be not much more than a slightly redesigned Xoom anyway.
source: Wireless Goodness
1. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 573; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)
Dam not that the Xoom sucks or anything but remember a week before CES when moto released their teaser video for it. "how the tablet was meant to be". The s**t still isn't even finished. I cannot believe the sd card functionality and lte are absent. UNACCEPTABLE.This is why people think badly of android already. When the normal consumer(not phone geeks like us) walks into Verizon to get a tablet they'll ask why this and not the cheaper iPad2. Clerk says this is lte upgradable. So it doesn't have 4g now. Clerk says no but it will. It has an sd card slot cool. Clerk says it actually doesnt function yet. It will with an update. Consumer looks at the suddenly glistening Ipad2. The rest is history.
2. Sniggly (Posts: 7297; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I think the LTE Xoom is the likelier probability.
3. cheetah2k (Posts: 1325; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
I thought the Xoom had LTE support already (just not enabled).. So why would it be another version of an LTE Xoom??
4. Mrhug3 (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Jan 2011)
I know there is sometimes a price to pay with getting the first run of some products. I got the Xoom knowing that it didn't have a working sd card or lte yet. Things happen in the industry blah blah blah, things get delayed. But this is ridiculous and unacceptable. By no means should moto stay stagnant and not bring new products, but the xoom seems like a stepchild now. We early adopters definitely got and are continuing to get the shaft.
5. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
What will be name of this new tablet - Motorola FaiLTE 2 ?
7. Sniggly (Posts: 7297; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Har Har...Har Har Har Har Har. You're so funny and original.
8. protozeloz (Posts: 5393; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
It can also be the enterprise tablet we heard few months ago
9. iosmaster (Posts: 115; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)
My friends remember Moto its a hardware seller just, so in order to keep money comming this is the strtegy, your best bet of quality its Apple.