Loving That New Xoom? Get Ready to Ship it Away.
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.droid-life.com/2011/02/23/official-details-of-the-4g-lte-upgrade-process-for-the-motorola-xoom/' target='_blank'>http://www.droid-life.com/2011/02/2...-motorola-xoom/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"As expected, the upgrade will be free to everyone and will be available approximately<strong> 90 days</strong> after launch, so we’re looking at May before this thing will be cooking up those 4G speeds. And as we were told by Motorola at CES, you will have to send in your device and will be without it for<strong> 6 days</strong> while they upgrade the hardware and software."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/adt/auto/1298746542.usr309.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>This is different and would be very annoying if you didn't realize it at the time of purchase I think. The Motorola Xoom will need to be sent away for a week to receive the 4G LTE upgrade. At least it will not cost you any shipping fees but it's still an inconvenience and possibly a big one. You can get <a href="http://www.verizonwireless.com/Xoom4GLTEUpgrade" target="_blank">details about the upgrade process here</a>.</p><p>I think the Xoom seems like an excellent tablet. You do need to wonder if they released it a little early. This is the third significant feature I'm aware of that will not be enabled if you buy it now. Those features are Flash (though I think this is due to Adobe more than Motorola), the MicroSDHC (or will it be XC?) card slot, and 4G LTE. Do you think Motorola should have waited to release the Xoom? What are your thoughts on the ship to upgrade process? If you have a Xoom are you happy with it?</p>