Yesterday we brought you news that an upcoming Android-powered tablet for Verizon was inadvertently leaked by the carrier itself through an ad video. Back then, we had no idea what tablet that was, or even if it was going to be an actual shipping product. It may, after all, have been just a mock-up used for that particular commercial. Sure, Verizon taking the video down did fuel some speculation that it was indeed a real device, but that’s all we had yesterday.
Today is a new day, and it brings some new stuff. First off, the video is now available again, and Verizon will probably not take it down again. Here it is:
Second, earlier today Android Central got word that the tablet you see in the image below (and throughout the video above) is in fact the Motorola Xoom 4G. But what is the Xoom 4G? Well, as its name implies, it’s a Xoom with built-in 4G LTE for Verizon. Built in from the start, that is, since the original Xoom will also be upgraded to 4G LTE at some point.
Apparently Verizon isn’t yet sure that it will launch the Xoom 4G, and the tablet is still in the testing phase. Other than the connectivity, this tablet is said to contain only minor tweaks compared to its older brother. It may be slimmer and lighter (since that’s the trend), and if we’re lucky may even come with a microSD card slot.
So in the near future we may or may not see a new tablet from Motorola that will, if released, probably be called Xoom 4G.
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