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Verizon finally launches the Motorola Xoom with LTE built-in

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Verizon finally launches the Motorola Xoom with LTE built-in
Verizon has finally launched a version of the Motorola Xoom tablet that has the 4G LTE radio already built-in and can be had for $499 with a two-year contract or $669 without the ball and chain.

The Motorola Xoom was the first tablet to feature the Android Honeycomb platform. It has a 10.1-inch display and is powered by a dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor and 1GB of RAM. The Xoom has a pair of cameras; a 5 megapixel camera is on the back that can record video in 720p HD while a front-facing 2 megapixel camera is present to aid in video chatting.

When the Motorola Xoom first landed at Verizon it carried with it 3G connectivity. At the time of its launch it was known that users would be able to upgrade their device to access the 4G LTE network but it would have to be sent in to the manufacturer in order to add the required hardware. It certainly took long enough for Motorola and Verizon to offer a Xoom with LTE included at the time of purchase.

The 4G LTE ready Motorola Xoom is available in a 32GB model only. Considering that the Xoom is heading towards obsolete status, would anybody consider ponying up $499 for this tablet knowing that a contract is required? We’d like to hear what you think.

source: Tech Crunch

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