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  1. wheelbarrel's Avatar
    Hello everyone.. First let me say I like the site, and will be here to stay. Lots of Info
    I just recently got a xoom from ebay and I think it is some kind of developers xoom or something.. Lol on the back it says Confidential Motorola Restricted, NOT FOR SALE.. It is the 3g version, and seems to work just fine. I cant seem to contact the seller on ebay now, go figure. So am I 100% screwed on this one?
    05-25-2011 11:23 AM
  2. erzhik's Avatar
    pics or it didn't happen.
    05-25-2011 11:28 AM
  3. wheelbarrel's Avatar
    pics of what? the back of the xoom?
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    05-25-2011 11:31 AM
  4. Complex Pants's Avatar
    pics of what? the back of the xoom?
    Yes.
    05-25-2011 11:36 AM
  5. wheelbarrel's Avatar
    here are some photos
    05-25-2011 11:43 AM
  6. techdan00's Avatar
    Looks different than my Xoom. The back of mine is a all black like around your speakers and camera. I am also on 3.1 so I can't speak to your build or kernel as obviously mine are different. Good luck.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    05-25-2011 12:04 PM
  7. erzhik's Avatar
    I would keep it, but that's just me.

    I suspect Motorola may be contacting you if they see this post.
    05-25-2011 12:04 PM
  8. Complex Pants's Avatar
    That is 3G? It has thenWiFi only back. Interesting.
    05-25-2011 12:06 PM
  9. wheelbarrel's Avatar
    well that sucks! I am going to file claim with ebay. I want a xoom that I can use without fear of moto stalking me...lol.. and yes it has 3G
    05-25-2011 12:19 PM
  10. freeky1's Avatar
    You bought a prototype. Those things are pretty rare. Be aware that it probably was handmade instead of being built in a factory and probably cost a buttload to have made. I am sure Motorola would give you a brand new replacement for that one. You could always ask over at the Motorola users forum. I'm sure Matt could give you all the info you need.

    Sent from my Etch A Sketch
    05-25-2011 12:33 PM
  11. Vudumedic's Avatar
    I would file the claim but contact Motorola too. They will probably be happy to have it back and as was said before will make a trade to accomplished it. But get the ball rolling with eBay as well so that if Motorola decides to come reclaim their property you aren't completely screwed.
    05-25-2011 12:57 PM
  12. wheelbarrel's Avatar
    Thanks guys for your input! I just want a non-prototype xoom that i can use.. I will contact moto as well, and I have already started the claim on ebay. I will keep you all updated.
    05-25-2011 01:52 PM
  13. moosc's Avatar
    I don't see any thing wrong. what did the eBay description say? yea MOTO might trade you but if it works and receives updates and u can get VZW to activate then there's probley nothing that eBay will do. also that may be a press review just like the io tab 10.1 those are not supposed to be sold but they're on eBay. did it come in the factory box.
    05-25-2011 02:22 PM
  14. wheelbarrel's Avatar
    I don't see any thing wrong. what did the eBay description say? yea MOTO might trade you but if it works and receives updates and u can get VZW to activate then there's probley nothing that eBay will do. also that may be a press review just like the io tab 10.1 those are not supposed to be sold but they're on eBay. did it come in the factory box.
    The description never said nothing about it being NOT FOR SALE.. Said it was barely used, ready to activate on 3G. And it came bubble wrapped with user guide, not in original box. I was wondering if ebay would do anything either.. I contacted Moto so we will see here soon
    05-25-2011 02:40 PM
  15. erzhik's Avatar
    Moto would probably be happy to take it back and give you a new replacement. Or you can keep it and sell it for a million dollars in 50 years or so, lol. But given that it is Moto property, they would want it back. Who knows, maybe it contains company secrets.
    05-25-2011 03:10 PM
  16. slackerjack's Avatar
    That my friend, looks a whole lot like the 3g versions of the Xoom that they display in stores (3g versions with silver backs like the wifi - but the 3g's are solid black) - and you got it off ebay? Store robbery anyone - safe to contact ebay and Moto!



    Jack
    05-25-2011 03:19 PM
  17. anon(167668)'s Avatar
    That my friend, looks a whole lot like the 3g versions of the Xoom that they display in stores (3g versions with silver backs like the wifi - but the 3g's are solid black) - and you got it off ebay? Store robbery anyone - safe to contact ebay and Moto!



    Jack
    Nah, that's definitely a test unit.

    You don't have to worry about Motorola trying to force you to give it to them since the Xoom's already been released, but like the others said they'd probably trade a new one for it. At the least they'll want to figure out who stole it.
    05-25-2011 05:50 PM
  18. erzhik's Avatar
    That my friend, looks a whole lot like the 3g versions of the Xoom that they display in stores (3g versions with silver backs like the wifi - but the 3g's are solid black) - and you got it off ebay? Store robbery anyone - safe to contact ebay and Moto!



    Jack
    it's not, store demos are just like stock xooms. This one is definitely an internal test unit.
    05-25-2011 09:12 PM
  19. wheelbarrel's Avatar
    Motorola is gong to switch me out,.. they said it was a prototype. I just want a damn xoom i can use.. they are telling me to power it down, and wait for them to mail me labels. Its going to be weeks before i get to use a xoom.. Sucks! I will update you guys if anything else happens
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    05-25-2011 09:52 PM
  20. Complex Pants's Avatar
    Should have asked for one of the gold ones
    05-25-2011 09:55 PM
  21. Live2ride883's Avatar
    Maybe a 2 for 1 deal......
    05-25-2011 10:17 PM
  22. siscim23's Avatar
    Pfft, screw powering it down, use it all you want!
    05-25-2011 10:25 PM
  23. jeb.'s Avatar
    Let us know what happens!
    05-25-2011 10:42 PM
  24. buurin's Avatar
    Why do they want it back? I wouldn't imagine there are any trade secrets in a prototype of a released device.

    My only guess would be to figure out who leaked it to avoid issues with future products.
    05-26-2011 01:27 AM
  25. Mr Bigs's Avatar
    Motorola is gong to switch me out,.. they said it was a prototype. I just want a damn xoom i can use.. they are telling me to power it down, and wait for them to mail me labels. Its going to be weeks before i get to use a xoom.. Sucks! I will update you guys if anything else happens
    You should have made them send you a unit first and then ship yours back in the same box with return labels.
    05-26-2011 08:44 AM
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