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Motorola Xoom finally getting 4G LTE, return shipments begin tomorrow morning

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Xoom LTE upgrade promise
Xoom LTE upgrade promise

Early adopters perennially suffer insults as technology marches on, and Motorola Xoom owners are no exception -- Moto CEO Sanjay Jha justified the original $800 price tag by touting the tablet's upgradability to Verizon's speedy 4G LTE network. The upgrade, promised "shortly after launch," then in 90 days, then summer, and at some point "no time flat," took seven months to get here. Tomorrow, the vaporware condenses into reality, as Motorola and Verizon are finally putting that LTE module where it belongs. If you're a Xoom 3G owner, simply visit our source link tomorrow for instructions and expect to wait six business days to get your 4G on. Alternatively, if LTE kept you from making a purchase in the first place, there'll be a ready-made Motorola Xoom with the module already inserted for $499.99 this October 13th on a two-year agreement... but we imagine if that's all you were waiting for, you might well have already purchased a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE a couple months ago.