Motorola contacting Verizon-branded XOOM owners about imminent LTE upgrade

Motorola contacting Verizon-branded XOOM owners about imminent LTE upgrade
According to tip received by Phandroid, Motorola has started contacting owners of the Verizon branded tablet about sending the unit back to Motorola for an upgrade to 4G LTE. You might recall that back in February, we reported that those with the Verizon 3G version of the Motorola XOOM would have to send the device back to the manufacturer to receive the upgrade. Originally, the upgrade was supposed to take place 90 days after the February 24th launch of the product, which means that the Schaumburg, Illinois based firm is a little late in getting this done.

Motorola has been sending email to owners of the Verizon branded tablet and once the company is contacted by the owner of the XOOM, a package is sent out with instructions on how to safely send your unit back to Motorola along with shipping material. The email doesn't mention how long you will be going without your trusty Motorola XOOM and we would imagine that some hard core users will be jonesing for their tablet after just a few days.

source: Phandroid

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12 Comments

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

YES. WAY better to be late than never. Now if they'll just enable the microSD card slot.

9. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I heard this has been enabled for some users!

2. tuminatr

Posts: 1121; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I hear that is part of this upgrade

3. Deric unregistered

Does this mean the DROID Bionic is almost upon us? I clearly remember a quote in which a Motorola representative said that the LTE upgrade for the Xoom and the launch of the Bionic were to both be launched the same day in the Summer.

5. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I would think so since those leaked photos of the phone looked completed and the software on it also looked exactly like that found on the Droid 3. I have a feeling we will have the Droid 3 and Droid Bionic coming out this month or July.

6. tuminatr

Posts: 1121; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

i don't think so, but you never know. If I was betting on it i would say September or October

12. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

your excellent point just made me jizz with excitement... 0-0

8. hahahahah unregistered

how come no one is screaming and yelling at each other here? Oh that's right because it's an android article with 7 comments, 2 being spammers. I guess the 15 people that bought a xoom are excited about this...YIPPEE!!!!! 4G in LIMITED AREAS WOOHOO! And if you say you have great 4g coverage please stfu because the other 14 users of the xoom are still getting 3g. But hey, it has flash ;)

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Nope, no rageposts here either, troll.

13. Phullofphil

Posts: 1763; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

well it must have been interesting to you you frigging dousch bag if you read the artical. I really like this tab. I have an ipad 2 right now but i dont know if i will be getting the ipad three or an android tab when its time to get another one. Ore less likely a webos or windows eight one.

16. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

I'm still kicking around the idea of picking up the Xoom on LTE or Galaxy 10.1 Wifi or Transformer. Lots of choices which is nice but I'm not sure which is my favorite.

19. jcoberg10

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 30, 2009

i'm hearing 6 day turn around on the xoom upgrade. not too bad including shipping time.

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