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Old August 11th, 2011, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just registered, in CA, biologist. I have a question. I own the Droid X phone with Verizon connection. I am interested in getting rid of my laptop and using a tablet instead. I spend a lot of time out in the field away from society and need to know whats the best way to connect 3G or wifi. I assume there is no wifi out in the Mojave desert miles away from the city. I eally like the Motorola XOOM but I need to know do I need the 3G version or is the wifi version ok? I don't need any phone capabilities, just internet, emails etc. So advice please.........Also if I use wifi I am not paying for any time, and if its 3G I do correct?

thanks Debbie

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Old August 11th, 2011, 04:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you will have a hard time finding either signal way out in the desert unfortunately

The one nice thing about getting a 3G/4G tablet though is that it has WiFi too, so you have options. I recently advised a friend to buy the 3G with no contract and try using it as WiFi only to see how she liked it for a few months.

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HI,

I just registered, in CA, biologist. I have a question. I own the Droid X phone with Verizon connection. I am interested in getting rid of my laptop and using a tablet instead. I spend a lot of time out in the field away from society and need to know whats the best way to connect 3G or wifi. I assume there is no wifi out in the Mojave desert miles away from the city. I eally like the Motorola XOOM but I need to know do I need the 3G version or is the wifi version ok? I don't need any phone capabilities, just internet, emails etc. So advice please.........Also if I use wifi I am not paying for any time, and if its 3G I do correct?

thanks Debbie
Debbie,

Welcome to the AndroidForums!

I think I can help you out . I happen to also be a Droid X owner as well as a Moto Xoom (wi-fi version) owner (un-rooted, by the way).

The really cool news: you can easily (trivially, actually) tether the Moto Xoom to your Droid X via the blue tooth connection...its awesome and works very well. It also seems to be free of the controversy surrounding tethering these days since this is a lwell-know, free, and easy thing to setup.

I love my Xoom...its a little bit on the heavy side compared to other tables, buts its very well made and we'll probably get all the OTA Android updates first / early since its a developer device.

Let me know if you have any questions...or take a stroll over to the Moto Xoom forum for lots more information from those great folks:

Motorola XOOM - Android Forums

Xoom - Tips and Tricks - Android Forums

Xoom - Support and Troubleshooting - Android Forums

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