Sprint is reported to offer the Wi-Fi Motorola XOOM first with a WiMAX version later
Just when we were hoping to see a WiMAX driven Motorola XOOM in the very near future, we’re now hearing reports that Sprint will basically offer the Wi-Fi only version of the tablet first – then some time after that, we’ll see the WiMAX variant. However, it’s not known exactly what kind of time frame the wait will be between when the Wi-Fi only XOOM is released and when the WiMAX version becomes available.
Additionally, it’s rather difficult to confirm whether or not this move is possibly related to technical issues with Honeycomb, or rather, something that’s happening due to the exclusive deal that Verizon has with the tablet.
Let’s just hope that it’s not a long wait considering that other tablets will be making their presence known – which may lessen the desire for a WiMAX Motorola XOOM.
5. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)
Let’s face it Android fans… Your ipad killer, the Xoom, failed and is now dead in the water.
BestBuy couldn’t sell them
Verizon couldn’t sell them
And now Sprint won’t be able to sell them.
I like Android and what it can possibly offer but it needs tweaking, a price reduction on its devices, and a better marketing plan. The only real Android device that can give IOS some competition is the Samsung Galaxy Tabs that aren’t even out yet!
6. IHatePhones (Posts: 94; Member since: 12 Aug 2009)
In my eyes, the iPod/iPhone is the real iPad killer. I don't need such bulk and I certainly don't need that price. These are niche products and it just ain't my niche. I've got a netbook that works fine thanks.