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Xoom Official Name for Motorola Tablet But Not Because it Zooms on 4G

We reported last week that many patent searches revealed that Motorola was looking to trademark the name Xoom. At that time it seemed it was a logical name for the new Motorola Honeycomb tablet Andy Rubin showed off at All Things Digital D: Dive Into Mobile earlier this month.

Well today Droid-Life is reporting that this name has been confirmed for this beautiful device.  The Xoom features no hard buttons, Android 2.4 Honeycomb and a Tegra 2 processor.  What it does not feature (according to their source) is a 4G/LTE radio.  Instead, the Xoom will have an optional modem accessory for 4G/LTE networks.

Verizon currently has 38 cities lit up with their 4G LTE network and 60 airports.  The good thing about not having a 4G/LTE radio on board is that the plans will be lower cost 3G data plans, which work fine for people not in the 4G area.  The speed provided by the Tegra 2 processor and the newest version of Android, well compensate for the 3G factor, for the time being.  If the sources are correct, then when your city gets 4G/LTE, or if it already has it, then you will be able to take full advantage of the lightning fast Xoom.

Source: Droid Life