When Latin America GM Maurizio Angelone told Infobae last month that a WiFi only version of the Motorola Xoom exists, it was taken as good sign that eventually the US might land one of their very own. Well that was January 9th, and we haven’t heard a word since. We have heard some rumored pricing on the Verizon version of the first Honeycomb tablet, but at an astounding $800, the desire for a cheaper WiFi only device has only escalated. Enter: the FCC.
According to some documents being pushed around in the FCC, we just may have confirmation of a US WiFi only Xoom:
“This equipment operates in the 2.4 GHz band functioning as Bluetooth and WiFi (part 15.247) as well as in the 5GHz UNII sub-bands I & IV non-DFS WiFi (part 15.407). The unit may also be connected to a computer via a USB connection. (Part 15B Computing Device Peripheral).”
Of course this could be something else, but the fact that it lines up with a SARS report on the original Xoom certainly adds weight to the possibility that this is indeed an elusive WiFi only version of the tablet. We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for any more info that might shed some light on the situation.
Via Android Central