LTE version of Motorola XOOM and Motorola DROID 3 each make Verizon's MAP list

LTE version of Motorola XOOM and Motorola DROID 3 each make Verizon's MAP list
It looks like both the LTE version of the Motorola XOOM and the Motorola DROID 3 are about to be launched by Verizon. Big Red has added both devices to its MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) list. As Verizon noted in its memo, the MAP price relates only to prices shown on an advertisement. Actual selling prices can be lower.

Remember that mystery Honeycomb tablet from the Verizon ad we showed you that was first pulled by the carrier and then released again? There is some speculation that perhaps that tablet is the Motorola XOOM LTE, but that is considered a longshot. Much more likely is the idea that the Motorola XOOM 4G will look exactly like the Wi-Fi version of the tablet, except with the LTE radio inside. With the Motorola XOOM LTE soon to launch, those who have already purchased the device with 3G connectivity aboard should soon be getting the official letter from Motorola about sending their tablet in for the LTE upgrade. Earlier this month, Motorola admitted that some XOOM owners were mistakenly emailed about returning their device.

As far as the Motorola DROID 3 is concerned, we recently reported that Big Red plans on a July 7th release of the handset. We just informed you the other day that the Motorola Milestone 3 was officially announced in China and since that is basically the GSM version of the DROID 3, the latter device should soon be introduced to a waiting U.S. audience looking to continue enjoying the DROID experience but with new features like a dual-core processor, a larger 4 inch screen and the sharp qHD resolution on the display. Also improved is the 8MP camera on back and the front-facing shooter. One of the Motorola DROID's most criticized features, its physical QWERTY keyboard, has also been improved with an added 5th row of numbers.

source: Droid-Life

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1. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

oh! that's exciting! i hope for an official announcement real soon! o:

2. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

and what do they mean by they updated the Droid Incredible 2 map? does that mean they updated the specs list to include Gingerbread perhaps? i really don't know anything about what they're talking about. xD

4. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

LTE or not. Until maufacturers build a better and cheaper tablet than Apple. They will always be behind. For me tablets by motorola, htc and samsung are much better than the ipads with no flash....but they are overly priced..and thats why Apple wins.

5. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

Wish I knew more about this XOOM tablet. Just picked up the original XOOM about a week ago and very tempted to return it and wait now...

7. Guess you didn't know... unregistered

It's the same tablet, just with the LTE radio installed already.

8. jcoberg10

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 30, 2009

if you can return it without any monatary cost i would. mailing your xoom to moto for a week doesn't sound as much fun as walking into a store and buying the exact same product. hopefully the price doesn't go up for the ones with 4g in them.

10. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it might, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with LTE is a few bucks higher.

6. phoneguru173

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

Moto should be releasing news about their Return/upgrade policy so get 4G/LET radio put in your 3G XOOM!

9. Anticipation unregistered

Anyone know what the price of the Droid 3 will be?. really want this phone, cant be doing with touchscreen keyboards.

11. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it'll probably be $200 on contract considering how much it has in common with the Droid X2. it's Verizon's mid to high-end price range now.

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