Moto CEO Sanjay Jha justified the original $800 price tag by
touting the tablet’s upgradability to Verizon’s speedy 4G LTE
network. The upgrade, promised “shortly after launch,” then in
90 days, then summer, and at some point “no time flat,” took
seven months to get here. Tomorrow, the vaporware condenses into
reality, as Motorola and Verizon are finally putting that LTE
module where it belongs. If you’re a Xoom 3G owner, simply visit
our source link tomorrow for instructions and expect to wait six
business days to get your 4G on. Alternatively, if LTE kept you
from making a purchase in the first place, there’ll be a
ready-made Motorola Xoom with the module already inserted for
$499.99 this October 13th on a two-year agreement.
I bet there are a lot of people who’ll be in line to buy a two-year contract for a seven-month-old Xoom.