We know that the Motorola Droid Xyboard will be making its way onto Verizon’s network, and given how its earlier FCC filings showed GSM/EDGE/WCDMA network capabilities disabled by firmware, it appeared as though the Xyboard tablet would be a Verizon exclusive. As it turns out that may not be the case after all.
A new FCC filing has revealed that the 10.1” Xyboard has made its way to the FCC and this time round it appears to support both GSM 850 and 1900 bands, essentially making it compatible with AT&T’s 2G and 3G networks. Unfortunately it did not mention anything about AT&T’s LTE network which would be a pity if the tablet did arrive on AT&T but was just limited to 3G speeds. The smaller Xyboard (or the Xoom 2 Media Edition) has yet to be seen but we’re guessing it’s only a matter of time.
Perhaps Verizon could be getting an exclusive on the Xyboard but only for a while before AT&T releases their version. We have to wonder if AT&T will be keeping the Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Editions or if they will follow in Verizon’s footsteps instead. If you’re on AT&T and you’re looking forward to these tablets, check back with us again for future updates.
AT&T Offers ZTE Zmax 2
Now here is a handset from the folks over at ZTE which intends to provide a sense of continuity, although this time around you will not be able to pick up the Zmax 2 from T-Mobile, as ZTE has decided on AT&T to be their US partner and mobile carrier for their latest phone. In fact, this device falls under the mid-range segment of things, where it will just cost $149.99 unlocked, now how about that for affordability?
That kind of pricing would see you end up with a 5.5” 720p touchscreen display, an 8MP camera with LED flash at the back, a 2MP front-facing shooter, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable memory, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 4G LTE connectivity, Dolby Digital Plus Audio, and a 3,000 mAh removable battery, and Android 5.1 Lollipop as the mobile operating system of choice. [Press Release]
ASUS Zenfone 2E Becomes AT&T Exclusive
You can be forgiven for being confused about ASUS’ Zenfone 2 range to date, and here is yet another model that will add to the brouhaha. I am referring to the ASUS Zenfone 2E, where it has just been announced to be an AT&T exclusive, where you can pick one up for just $119.99 without any contract, and it is also offered by the carrier’s GoPhone prepaid brand.
At that price point, you would get a 5” 720p IPS touchscreen display in return, an 8MP camera with LED flash at the back, a 2MP front-facing shooter, a 2,500 mAh battery, a dual-core Intel processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory, 4G LTE connectivity, and Android 5.0 Lollipop running underneath Asus’ own ZenUI. Opt from either black or white shades.
AT&T To Deliver LG Watch Urbane In Silver
If you have been hankering after the LG Watch Urbane for the longest time, while being an AT&T subscriber, then here is good news for you. This particular timepiece can be picked up for $349 a pop from AT&T, where it will arrive in a shade of silver to boot. This timepiece will run on Android Wear and is compatible with any smartphone that has Android 4.3 or higher as the mobile operating system of choice.
It is best to use the LG Watch Urbane within the confines of a Wi-Fi network all the time, along with your smartphone, so that you can keep track of notifications, send messages and make use of your Android Wear compatible apps at all times. Sporting a 1.3” circle P-OLED display, the Watch Urbane comes with replaceable 22mm stitched leather straps for more flexible fashion choices, while the integrated PPG Sensor (average pace, speed, heart rate, and distance) ought to keep fitness buffs happy, with a 410 mAh (non-removable) battery that has an all-day battery life. [Press Release]