The Motorola Xoom that debuted on Verizon Wireless was the world’s very first Honeycomb tablet, so of course it wasn’t just staying on Verizon. However, the surprise to me from the beginning was that the Xoom wouldn’t be a Droid branded device. At first it just made sense, the first Honeycomb tablet (with NO custom skins), just like the Motorola Droid was the first Android 2.0 phone, both on Verizon. You would think that Verizon and Moto would decide to keep the Droid name associated with “first” in Android. Whether it is good or bad, it is now clear that expansion of the tablet to other carrier had to be one of the reasons for not including the Droid name.
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The Xoom is headed to US Cellular at some point in Q2 of this year, and of course we have our Wi-Fi only version now. So this just leaves one more question: How many other carriers will the Xoom head to? There have been talks of the tablet heading to Sprint as well, most likely because new hardware wouldn’t be required to work with Sprint’s CDMA network. So will other carriers receive the Xoom with open arms, or will they wait for some of the newer tablets, such as Samsung’s new Tab lineup? Only time will tell…or leaks and rumors.
Source: Android Central
about the writer: Elijah Ketchum is a 16 year old sophomore in Cincinnati OH and is very very tall. His Android experience started with the Motorola Droid. He enjoys everything about Android and convincing his iPhone fan boy classmates to switch. He recently convinced his father, a long term Blackberry user to switch to a Motorola Droid X. Like Elijah’s writing? Have questions? email [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @ElijahIsMe