‘Finally’ Actually Fits Here

Sean Hollister:

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.

Thursday, 29 September 2011