Xoom LTE 4G Upgrade Starting September 29th

Ryan Whitwam

When the Motorola Xoom was first announced on Verizon Wireless, one of the main points used to justify the high price was the future addition of LTE 4G data. Well, after six months of waiting, Verizon and Moto are reporting that all system are go for the upgrade to get under way tomorrow , September 29th.

Owners of the device will be able to go to a special Verizon site and sign up for the upgrade offer. The slate will need to be packed up and sent off to Verizon for up to six business days, but it will come back rocking super-fast LTE data. The entire process is free of charge to current Xoom owners.

For those that are still interested in the Honeycomb tablet, Verizon expects to have the device in stores with LTE built-in as soon as October 13. It will still cost $499 on a new 2-year contract.

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