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New Motorola XOOM LTE Cruises Through FCC?

Could a new version of the Motorola XOOM with built-in 4G LTE have cruised through the FCC this week?  It certainly appears that way, only it has slightly different dimensions than the original which means Moto may have something up their sleeves.

The original LTE-lacking XOOM is 249.1mm by 167.8mm, yet this new one is 259mm long and 166mm wide.  So it’s slightly longer, but shorter?  Could this be the tablet that we first spotted in this Verizon commercial?  Or could it be the “XOOM 2” that popped up over at Moto’s site a couple of months ago?  Maybe it’s just the “XOOM LTE” that received it’s MAP (minimum advertised price) back on June 19 alongside the DROID3?

Whatever it is, we’re thinking that it’s going to be here very soon.

Via:  FCC, Wireless Goodness

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  • Fred

    Here’s the screen-side shot of Verizon’s mystery Honeycomb tab, copied from the video;

  • FortitudineVincimus

    … or maybe it is another Xoom I don’t give a shit about

  • Anonymous

    Day 1 wifi xoom purchaser here… love this thing, it’s a beast. Not “U MAD, BRO” at the situation – but the prospect of the next model coming with LTE before they take care of the original model promises does make me raise an eyebrow.

    Can’t imagine they aren’t prepared for the shitstorm this will cause… here’s hoping they have a contingency plan!

    • FortitudineVincimus

      oh they have a plan.. I saw on another site it’s called the “yeah, and what are you going to do about it?” plan

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  • Yeah pretty annoying I shelled out $600 for a xoom that still has functions not working, now its $450 on some websites, and they are getting ready to launch the next model… teach me to support a first Gen device again.

  • WormDoes

    So, the people who supported Moto and bought one at launch expecting the LTE upgrade sometime in the “near future “are still waiting while a newer, LTE enabled tablet is more than likely heading to stores? Man, I would jump off the Moto bandwagon for good after this stunt

  • Interstellarmind

    CDMA antenna? does this mean it’ll be abel to make phone calls?

    • Guest

      it’s called 3G

  • Lmrojas

    Waiting on my Galaxy tab 10.1 😉

  • 10mm? That seems quite a difference. If they needed the extra room for the radio, then it would not fit in the current XOOM. New innards maybe? New board?

  • Anonymous

    Good thing they didn’t sell a lot of the 3G/rev 1 units so not too many people to piss off.


    On a serious note it would be interesting to find out if this redesign dove tails in with the Bionic rev 1 problems.  I have a feeling if they don’t swap them out instead of upgrade as soon as Asurion runs out of rev 1 Xooms there’s your going to hear a crescendo of broken 10.1 inch glass.

    • EC8CH

       “crescendo of broken 10.1 inch glass”

  • EC8CH

    Yes sir your Xoom is LTE upgradeable.  Throw your old one in the garbage, pay us another $800 and we’ll upgrade you to this new one.

    Sir… you don’t need to use that kind of language. 

  • Anonymous

    Too soon, Jr. 

  • Scott Strool


  • It’s really more than people just being furious…it’s the basis for a lawsuit, having mislead consumers. It’s *very* annoying.

  • Anonymous

    Lets add SD card support and I will be happy!

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s a good thing I didn’t lock into a contact on my XOOM.  I know I keep beating a dead horse with the fact that BBY buy back plan was the way to go on this thing.  Still can give this back to BBY and get something that is LTE and multi-core after the holidays.  Thanks for nothing Motorola!

  • el_bori1

    I hope they switch the old ones with this new ones or I’m going to be really mad

  • I wouldn’t mind the hardware upgrade actually being a hardware replacement… lol

    if this thing launches even concurrently with the 4G upgrade, people are going to be furious.  Probably myself included.  I would have gladly waited with my old iPad for this to come out then switched now.

  • Am I mad that I have a 3G Xoom without the LTE upgrade? Yes, but on principle alone. I got it for the price of the wifi version (thanks Droid Life) and may never send it in for the upgrade as I currently don’t have 3G service for it. It is cheaper to just tether it to my rooted phone and call it a day. Moto still better compensate us early adopters of the 3G Xoom somehow.

    • Anonymous

      all we will get is a “My bad”

  • Anonymous

    lets start up a rumor that when the original XOOM 3g owners send theirs in, they get this new model back!

    • EC8CH

      Rumor… what are you talking about Rumor…

      That’s what a Motorola customer service rep told me.


      • Anonymous

        yeah… me to ::wink::

  • Jacob

    I bet there going to launch it with the bionic

  • Anonymous

    oh boy, fire up the hate-train