Here are some facts coming from FCC that point to an AT&T version of the Motorola XOOM tablet to come our way soon enough. The reason why it isn’t too far off is that the tablet has already won approval from FCC for compatibility with GSM 850 and 1900 bands, as well as WCDMA bands II and V (850 and 1900). Or to put it in simple terms, the tablet conforms to AT&T’s 3G band in the United States which if turns out to be the next iteration of the XOOM then will be the latest to join the Sprint’s WiMAX version of XOOM that seems pretty much confirmed as of now.
The FCC listing though mentions of a ‘wireless tablet‘ from Motorola that is referred to internally as IHDT56ME1. So if the wireless tablet that got the FCC certification is not another entirely new tablet that Motorola has developed in the meantime, it would be safe to assume the IHDT56ME1 is indeed the AT&T version of the XOOM that is expected to hit streets sometime soon.
There is no pricing or exact availability details that has come out in the open just yet.
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