The Motorola Xoom 4G LTE upgrade will begin on Thursday (9/29/11) for all Xoom owners. The upgrade requires existing owners to ship their tablets back to Motorola to have the LTE radio installed. New customers can pick up a 4G ready Xoom from Verizon starting on October 13th for around $500.
If you're ready to start your upgrade and don't suffer from separation anxiety, check out the "Getting Ready Guide" here, and visit the Verizon support page for complete instructions on how to start the process. There is even a Benefits of 4G LTE page for people who are unsure about making the leap.
Read on for more info via the official press release.
Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc., today announced the Motorola XOOM 4G LTE upgrade will be available for existing Motorola XOOM customers beginning tomorrow. The Motorola XOOM 4G LTE will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com beginning Oct. 13 for $499.99 with a new two-year contract.
Starting tomorrow, Motorola XOOM customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/Xoom4GLTEupgrade for complete instructions and to begin the 4G LTE upgrade process. Customers who signed up for email alerts will receive an email notification with instructions tomorrow. Customers should expect to get their updated Motorola XOOM with 4G LTE back in approximately six business days. The 4G LTE upgrade is free of charge and customers do not have to change their current data plan when upgrading to 4G LTE. Customers are encouraged to back up any personal information prior to shipping.
Faster speeds and connections enhance the Motorola XOOM experience, allowing customers to download songs in seconds and movies in minutes. Customers should expect average download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G LTE mobile broadband coverage areas. When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, the Motorola XOOM automatically connects to the Verizon Wireless 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast.
10.1-inch widescreen HD display
32 GB built-in storage (actual formatted capacity is less), with microSD card slot supporting additional 32 GB
Android 3.2 Honeycomb - supports Google Mobile Services including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Search, Google Maps, Google Movies™, Google Books and Android Market
Dual-core 1 GHz processor
Adobe Flash 10- enabling the delivery of rich Flash based web content including videos, casual games and applications
2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats over 4G LTE, 3G and WiFi
5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash
Motorola XOOM customers will have the option to choose one of the following mobile broadband data plans:
$30 monthly access for 2GB monthly allowance
$50 monthly access for 5GB monthly allowance
$80 monthly access for 10GB monthly allowance
For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com. Visit www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE for more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.