XOOM 4G tablet with LTE wireless radio pre-installed are now available for those interested. This is a precursor to the second generation XOOM from Motorola which is yet to come by. The XOOM 4G should also appeal to those who had held up from sending off their XOOMs to have the 4G thing installed. Instead buying a new 4G enabled XOOM might be a more attractive option for them.
Coming to to price of the tablet, an outright purchase of the XOOM 4G would cost $699.99 while the same with a 2 year service contract attached is a bit more soothing at $499.99. For connectivity the tablet would have LTE wireless network support.
Everything else with the XOOM remains exactly as it was when it was first unveile. So the basic features of the tablet if one looks at is a 10.1 inch display with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. The tablet is based on a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor with the operating system being Google Android 3.1 Honeycomb. The device also has two cameras — the front facing being 3 megapixel while the one at the rear does better with a resolution of 5 megapixel. It has built-in storage of 32 GB with 1 GB of RAM. It is therefore very clear that this is the same specification as that of the tablet that has been available since February albeit with a 4G capability.
Meanwhile, a Motorola tablet had recently been at the FCC and while FCC listings are generally high on cryptic aspects, what does seem evident is the emergence of the much rumored XOOM 2 might not be too far away.
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