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Verizon: Motorola XOOM No Longer Requires Data Package to Unlock WiFi

The close to DOA tablet from Motorola may just have been given a small spark of life. After Verizon was bombarded with complaints about the fact that if you bought an off-contract Xoom for $800, (nearly $275 more than an iPad), you also had to buy at least one month of a data plan to unlock WiFi. Pretty much everyone knew this was BS and complained from the jump, on top of the high ass price it charged for the tablet. But, Verizon has relented and now you can buy the Xoom with 3G and WiFi both unlocked from the jump. Me, on the other hand, I’m waiting for the $600 WiFi-only version, if I even get one, because I’m still on the fence about dealing with Motorola’s hypocritical business stance and locked bootloaders.

3 Responses

  1. Mike

    “if I even get one, because I’m still on the fence about dealing with Motorola’s hypocritical business stance and locked bootloaders.”

    I understand your frustration w/ Moto’s locked bootloaders on their phones.

    But just wanted to let you know the Xoom’s bootloader is unlocked.

    February 24, 2011 at 11:35 am

    • I did not know that. I was under the impression it was locked just like my Droid X and the upcoming Droid Bionic.

      February 24, 2011 at 11:37 am

  2. Bless you for finding the time to explain the terminlogy to the starters!

    February 24, 2011 at 7:08 pm

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