Motorola’s Droid 3 Android slider was released back in July 2011 for Verizon. However, at the time the Droid 3 only offered support for Verizon’s CDMA network, leaving those of us on GSM networks out of luck. Well that may soon change, according to an FCC filing by Motorola that was approved today. According to the filing, a GSM version of the Droid 3, described by its model XT682, is on it’s way. Test reports indicate that the device supports GSM 850/1900 bands, as well as WCDMA bands II and V – the same bands used by AT&T in the United States.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that the Droid 3 will be released by AT&T. However, today’s FCC filing is a good sign that Motorola plans to release a GSM version of the Droid 3 that works on AT&T’s US network.
FCC internal photos of the Motorola XOOM Family Edition were released last week, giving us a look inside Motorola’s family-friendly Android tablet. Despite its attractive $380 price point, the XOOM FE offers a similar suite of features as other, more expensive versions of the XOOM. Internal photos show the device’s NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, Toshiba Flash Memory and Elpida SDRAM, all of which are components that we’ve seen in $500+ tablets. That suggests that Motorola is targeting higher volume and slimmer margins with the XOOM FE – not a bad strategy considering the many Android tablet competitors out there.
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Motorola’s Xyboard 8.2 tablet, aka the XOOM 2 Media Edition 8.2 got the FCC teardown treatment today, a follow up to the device’s original appearance on the FCC back in October. FCC internal photos show the Xyboard’s main board, camera modules, display and antennas, but unfortunately don’t give us a good look at the device’s chips.
The Xyboard 8.2 was launched in the UK as the XOOM 2 Media Edition 8.2. The device got the “Xyboard” branding when it was released by Verizon.
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Motorola’s DEFY MINI made an appearance on the FCC today, winning approval for GSM bands 850 and 1900, WCDMA bands II and V, Bluetooth and WiFi. The diminutive device features a 3.2-inch screen, 600MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 3MP rear facing camera (VGA front), and Android 2.3. That feature set won’t blow anyone away, but it does make the DEFY MINI a solid low-cost competitor in the Android market.
No word on pricing or a release date in the United States, but the DEFY MINI’s GSM/WCDMA support does line up with AT&T’s service in the States, suggesting that a launch on the carrier may be imminent. The device is expected to launch in February or March in UK for about $225.
Motorola’s Droid 3 first appeared on the FCC back in July and today internal photos of the device were finally released by the FCC. A look at the device’s main board reveals a Qualcomm MDM6200 processor which gives the Droid 3 HSPA+ and world phone capabilities. Also present is an Elpida SDRAM chip and Sandisk flash memory. The Droid 3 was released in July, and the next version of the device – the Droid 4 – is expected to be released soon.
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