Verizon first pulls video, Now saying its the Xoom 4G

June 17, 2011

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Yesterday out of the blue we saw what appeared to be a leaked or released a bit too early promo video for Verizon Wireless that included an unannounced Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablet in the clip. It was quickly picked up by multiple sites and blogs and just as quickly as we all saw it Verizon pulled the clip from YouTube. Once on the net it never is really gone and many people got a few screenshots of this device.

It looks like now that we got a taste of what might be coming, and all started speculating on weather it was HTC or a new Motorola Xoom, that Verizon couldn't ignore the crowds and they have now back-peddled a bit and have not only re-allowed the video up for public viewing, but from what our friends at AndroidCentral are saying Verizon actually told them outright that it indeed is the Motorola Xoom. Only it is a new design that has yet to get the green light and is still in testing and design, it will be called the Motorola Xoom 4G.

So there you have it, no more wondering or guessing like we did yesterday, Verizon came out and shut the buzz down with the official word. The Motorola Xoom 4G is either in the works or it is coming soon and they just didn't want to fully detail that yet. Now my first concern is where is my 4G LTE upgrade for my original Xoom? I want it now, but apparently the time has yet to come. The recent Xoom upgrade emails were a mistake.

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Either way it is exciting to see what might be coming soon, but I still would like to get my 4G LTE upgrade sometime soon and preferably much sooner than the Xoom 4G gets released as that would just not be right. What do you guys think?

[via AndroidCentral]

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  • Hmmm, somebody at VZW/Motorola needs to go back to marketing school.  The Original Xoom was promised to be 4G.  This would be confusing and a kick in the nuggets to us who shelled out $799 for the original expecting it to be 4G. Then being told it would be in a few weeks, and here we sit, still no 4G. And now they stick out there tongue and say “nah, nah, here it is and you can’t have it.” Enough to make me go get a Galaxy Tab 10.1.

    • @twitter-33819210:disqus I agree.. Not cool one bit, that and the fact that in the video it has a Honeycomb lock screen but a Verizon signal bar that looks like an iphone and it was in the top left. Honeycomb signal bars look much different and are in the bottom right.

      I think it is just a demo model for the video personally.

  • Anonymous

    I think a new 4g Xoom tablet hitting the market before the upgrade would be legal disaster for Verizon.