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Old December 17th, 2011, 08:26 AM   #13 (permalink)
ckeegan
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Originally Posted by Ayrow View Post
I've had mine for about a year and I sent it in for the 4G upgrade.
It is faster, but not by huge amounts. If I would've had to pay for the upgrade, it wouldn't have been worth it.
Battery life has certainly taken a toll and the device doesn't seem to run as solid as before - more force closes on the browser and weird non-connectivity problems (!).
As long as I reboot the device every day or so, it runs smoother, but what a pain.

Worth it?

Not really, in my opinion.
i've had mine since it launched 9.5 months ago, and obviously 4G is faster since I got nowhere near 18 down, 10 up on 3G. Battery life declining since the 4G upgrade should be no surprise at all, but I'm still getting 3 full days out of my XOOM, compared to the 4.5-5 before the upgrade. 3 full days is still great.

I personally still don't think the $200 is worth it when a contract is involved. The number off tablets coming out now and into early 2012 is ridiculous, and prices will have nowhere to go but down.
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