A recent FCC filing for a wireless handheld product from Motorola with AT&T-compatible 3G suggests that the Android 3.0 Honeycomb Motorola Xoom tablet may be headed to AT&T. The device is described as a wireless tablet in the filing, though Motorola did not make mention of the Xoom brand name.
FCC filing and approval do not necessarily indicate that Motorola will release a GSM edition of the Motorola Xoom tablet in the U.S. However, if in fact the company does release the Xoom with AT&T, the Honeycomb tablet will see broad carrier support, just like Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7-inch model. The Xoom has already launched on Verizon Wireless and is rumored to be coming to Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and Cellular South.
Despite being the first Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet on the market, the Motorola Xoom is speculated to not have done well in terms of sales. Part of the reason may be due to price and the other part of the reason may be the lack of an expansive tablet-optimized catalog of third-party apps in Android Market for the platform. Thus far, Apple’s iPad dominates the tablet market.