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Verizon Sneaks In Another Motorola Xoom Ad

Verizon Sneaks In Another Motorola Xoom Ad

Beginning of the week we caught a glimpse of a mesmerizing 16 second ad released by Verizon for the Motorola Xoom. The pulsing of a heart beat, the darkness of the night, and then the levitating Motorola Xoom that engulfs the man in a giant flying metal pod, yes, that commercial. Well, today Verizon just sneaked out another version that looks to be a continuation of what actually happens to the guy after he gets enveloped by the pod.

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Verizon Says No Required Data Plan for Motorola Xoom

Verizon Says No Required Data Plan for Motorola Xoom

Verizon initially required customers who want to purchase the Motorola Xoom to also purchase their data plan. However, the carrier has changed its mind and says users can now purchase a Motorola Xoom off contract without signing up for a data plan. Initially Xoom owners had to pay for a month of required 3G service at $20 on top of the $35 activation fee.

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Verizon XOOM up for sale: $600 on contract

Verizon XOOM up for sale: $600 on contract

So, you've read the review, you've eyed the 4G upgrade procedure, and you've decided the Motorola XOOM is for you. Happily, Verizon is now willing to sell you one, as long as you've reasonably deep pockets.

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Verizon details Motorola XOOM 4G LTE upgrade: Must send off slate

Verizon details Motorola XOOM 4G LTE upgrade: Must send off slate

Verizon has confirmed the process for upgrading the Motorola XOOM to 4G, and as we feared it will require shipping off the slate to the manufacturer. Verizon will supply a special shipping box and pre-paid FedEx envelope, and the process will take "approximately six business days from the time you ship your XOOM to Motorola."

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Motorola XOOM Review

Motorola XOOM Review

Motorola's big launch of CES 2011 and the first Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet on the market, the Motorola XOOM has a lot to live up to. In its haste to reach Verizon shelves, the XOOM could seem a little half-baked; it doesn't get Flash Player support for another few weeks, and won't have 4G until an update sometime in Q2. Still, as the iPad has shown, there are undoubtedly benefits to being first out of the gate, and there's undoubtedly plenty on offer. Can the XOOM bypass pricing skepticism? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 23 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 23 2011

First let us tell you of three rather important points from the Android Community side of the world today - first, the Nexus S and Nexus One Gingerbread 2.3.3 updates are going out OTA right this moment, then, take a peek at two bootloader points: Motorola XOOM Has Bootloader That’s Both Unlockable and Relockable and Atrix bootloader gets totally locked down. Awesome and harsh! Then have a look at some of the biggest fattest news you'll ever want to hear at a time like this as far as Apple goes: New MacBook Pro specs leak, plus Apple Thunderbolt Light Peak branding, hooray! Grab yourself the first big update to Windows 7 since its launch, and have another look at Intel Light Peak [Event This Thursday Fuels MacBook Pro Rumors].

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Finalized Honeycomb SDK released for Android 3.0 developers

Finalized Honeycomb SDK released for Android 3.0 developers

The Android 3.0 Honeycomb SDK has been finalized, with Google pushing out the polished version on the eve of the Motorola XOOM's retail debut. Accompanied by an updated set of developer tools - that includes more accurate previews of how final apps will look on-device - the new SDK has the finalized 3.0 APIs.

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Motorola XOOM To Have Unlockable, Relockable Bootloader

Motorola XOOM To Have Unlockable, Relockable Bootloader

We had just talked about the Motorola Atrix 4G having a locked bootloader to prevent any root-level customization of the device. And now, as if to placate developers that must not be all too happy with this, Motorola tweets the news that their Motorola XOOM tablet will have an unlockable or relockable bootloader.

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Verizon Motorola XOOM pricing confirmed: $600 with agreement

Verizon Motorola XOOM pricing confirmed: $600 with agreement

Verizon has confirmed its official pricing for the Motorola XOOM, ahead of the Android 3.0 tablet's launch this Thursday, February 24. The Honeycomb slate will be $599.99 with a new two-year customer agreement or $799.99 without a contract, while data plans will kick off at $20 per month for 1GB.

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Motorola XOOM Flash Player 10.2 release “within a few weeks”

Motorola XOOM Flash Player 10.2 release “within a few weeks”

Motorola's XOOM tablet won't have to wait long before it gains support for Flash content, with Adobe promising an imminent OTA update delivering Flash Player 10.2. Following on from Verizon's quiet admission that the Android 3.0 XOOM wouldn't ship with Flash support when it goes on sale this Thursday, February 24, Adobe has stepped in to say that the new version will be available "within a few weeks."

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Verizon Releases New Ad For Motorola Xoom

Verizon Releases New Ad For Motorola Xoom

Verizon released a new ad today for the much anticipated Motorola Xoom. The 16-second ad was posted on YouTube this afternoon and should be the first of many to come.

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Missing Motorola XOOM Flash leaves Honeycomb at a disadvantage until Spring 2011?

Missing Motorola XOOM Flash leaves Honeycomb at a disadvantage until Spring 2011?

Android's Flash advantage over the iPad will be missing in action from the launch of the Motorola XOOM, with Flash Player support not expected until Spring 2011. An Engadget tipster spotted the disclaimer lurking at the bottom of Verizon's XOOM pre-order listing, seemingly suggesting that Adobe and Google are waiting until Flash Player 10.2 is ready later in the year.

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