Motorola’s XOOM Android 3.0 tablet wins FCC approval on schedule for a February 24th launch


Well look what just appeared on the FCC.  The device pictured above is known by the FCC ID IHDP56LU1, and is described by Motorola as a “Hand Held Device.”  SAR reports for the device show a large, tablet-shaped device, while test notes describe the IHDP56LU1’s battery as non-removable…any guesses what that could be?

Yup, it looks like the Motorola XOOM has won FCC approval, and is on schedule for an expected February 24th launch at Best Buy.  The device won approval for CDMA/EVDO 800 and 1900 bands, as well as Bluetooth and 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi.

Motorola is notorious for revealing little in FCC filings, and the documents for the IHDP56LU1 are no exception.  Still, most relevant info about the XOOM is already known, at this point all we can do is count down the days until February 14th.

Update:  There has been some speculation that the IHDP56LU1 is the Motorola Droid Bionic, not the XOOM.  There are a few reasons why we believe this is not the case.  First, FCC reports describe the IHDP56LU1 as having “an internal battery that is not removable,” below.  From what we saw with the Droid Bionic, the device’s battery certainly looks like it is removable, while the demo units of the XOOM at CES had a battery that was not removable.


Secondly, the IHDP56LU1 was only SAR tested for “body-worn use.”  Normally, phones are tested for both head adjacent use and body worn use, as you can see with the Motorola XT800C, below.  However, the SAR reports for the IHDP56LU1 show that the device was only tested for body worn use.  Why?  It’s a tablet that will not be placed up to your head to make phone calls.




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