After almost seven months, Verizon is finally able to offer Motorola Xoom owners the 4G LTE upgrade it’s been promising ever since it launched the first Android Honeycomb-powered tablet.
The hardware upgrade opportunity was supposed to arrive within 90 days of the Xoom’s release in February. Obviously, that didn’t happen. Then after a long period of silence on the issue, back in July we heard that the upgrade would commence in September.
And so it has. Starting today, you can send your Xoom to Verizon for it to get upgraded to support 4G LTE connectivity. The whole affair should take around six business days. Which, indeed, is quite a lot. Then again, you are getting more functionality for free, so perhaps the wait will be worth it. Your choice.
If you do want to get the 4G LTE upgrade, full instructions are over here on Verizon’s dedicated page.
Also in the news today is the fact that Verizon will start selling Xoom tablets with built-in 4G LTE radios on October 13. The price you’ll have to pay for one of those? $499.99 with a new two-year contract. There are three plans available. You can get 2 GB per month for $30, 5 GB for $50, and 10 GB for $80.
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