Friday , April 27 2018

Telstra confirms Xoom tablet to come in May

Motorola Xoom

Motorola’s foray into the Android tablet market – the 10.1-inch Motorola Xoom – is set to land on Australian shores in May, thanks to Telstra. Pricing and release are yet to be nailed down, but inside word is the device will be available with a mobile repayment option (MRO) or via outright purchase.

Warwick Bray, executive director of Telstra Mobility Products, heaped praise on the Xoom tablet in a statement.

“Motorola Xoom arrives at a time when Australians are embracing both mobile tablets and devices powered by Android in record numbers,” he said.

Motorola is holding an event in early May, which is tipped to be the official release of the Xoom tablet and the Atrix smartphone.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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15 Comments on "Telstra confirms Xoom tablet to come in May"

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Peter
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Peter

Imported my xoom and finding very good. First android device and find it very good, lots to learn and fun finding new app. Coming from an phone and having no troubles, cannot wait until the galaxy 2’s I ordered at the same time arrive next week:-)

DucatiGuy
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I’ve lost confidence in both Telstra and Motorola since they broke my Defy. It came back from being repaired (allegedly by Motorola) with a software ‘upgrade’ that took it from having the best reception of any phone I’ve tried to by far the worst. When I bought the phone it had Blue Tick status (suitable for rural areas) but Telstra recently announced that status was withdrawn. I’m pretty sure this was due to a fault with the phone whereby in areas of marginal reception, with Background Data turned on, it would poll the cell tower so hard that both phone… Read more »
techa
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techa

with or without the 4G LTE update…?

Buzz Moody
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That’s a very good question.

Kiners2000
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Kiners2000

it will b without LTE because australia doesn’t have LTE

techa
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techa

then no 4g? so wont be good too travel with should i just import…..?

Ausdroid Reader

Will be interesting to see how the pricing compares to the Galaxy Tab 10.1v on Vodafone. If competitive, Telstra might have a sale.

Ausdroid Reader

This may be a stupid question, but has happened to Notion Ink’s Adam? It all seems to have gone quiet.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I hope the pricing is nice…. I do like the xoom!

Kiners2000
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Kiners2000

yeah but i would wait, the asus transformer and the acer Iconia Tab A500 is up there with the xoom and its cheaper if the pricing is similar to the states

Wicked
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Wicked

Definitely good news. Be sure to join the number 1 Xoom forum on the web
http://www.xoomforums.com

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