AT&T to Get their Own Motorola XOOM Later this Year?
Buried in a report focused more on AT&Tís recent Android push after loss of iPhone exclusivity (a recommended read), AT&Tís Chief Marketing Officer David Christopher let loose that of the 12 Google-powered devices the company plans to release this year, one will be the Motorola XOOM. The XOOMís current status will make it a Verizon exclusive when it is released later this month, but with plans for a 4G LTE-enabled version to come later it could be that the tablet will be one of the first devices to launch along side AT&Tís own LTE network when it starts rolling out later this year.
An interesting caveat to this is that AT&T is also exploring shared data across devices as an option down the road. This would make the idea of owning both a phone and a tablet on a carrier contract much more appealing, a roadblock that has prevented many from picking up subsidized tablets such as the Galaxy Tab.
Christopher remained mum on any exact details, and you can expect AT&T and Motorola to do the same, though this should be ample retribution for Verizon snatching the iPhone away from AT&T.
02-09-2011 06:44 PM
I guess it's too much to hope for that being available in other places besides VZW would drop the $800 price tag
This is great someone else is getting the xoom. Hope it happens soon.
Sent from my DROIDX using Android.net App