Sprint could be releasing Motorola Xoom, Nexus S 4G in May

Sprint could be releasing Motorola Xoom, Nexus S 4G in May

Summary: The Motorola Xoom might have another U.S. carrier option soon, and the Google Nexus S 4G might be ready in May. What do they have in common?

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The Motorola Xoom might have another U.S. carrier option soon, and the Google Nexus S 4G might be ready in May. What do they have in common?

The answer: Sprint. According to a leaked document picked up by Engadget, Sprint employees will soon be trained and versed for the Nexus S 4G smartphone (fair enough) and the Motorola Xoom (what?). These training sessions are expected to start within a few days, and Engadget predicts that the products themselves will be released within a few weeks.

Sprint already has a product page up and running for the Nexus S 4G, still labeled with a "Coming Soon" note. But there's no mention of the Xoom tablet on the carrier's site...at least not yet.

Considering reviews have been mixed for the Xoom and sales haven't exactly met expectations, perhaps opening up the tablet to another carrier is just the boost that Motorola's Honeycomb-based tablet needs.

[Image via Engadget]

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  • RE: Sprint could be releasing Motorola Xoom, Nexus S 4G in May

    Sprint NEEDS another decent Android phone. The Evo 4G is still a good phone, but it's a great phone of 2010, and an OK phone for 2011.
    Unfortunately, the Nexus S falls into the same category.
    And I never liked that the Nexus S has no status LED anyway, so I'd be missing text messages left and right I'm positive. If they've changed a radio but haven't addressed this glaring flaw, it's a fail in my book.

    Come on, Sprint... where's your next-gen dual-core Android superphone? The Evo II 4G perhaps?
    At this point in the Android lifecycle, that shouldn't be your premium phone, that should be your $150 phone.
    geolemon