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Motorola Launches Two New Tablets

Motorola Mobility is rocking the tablet world yet again with two additions for the European market. Wi-Fi variants of the Motorola XOOM 2 and Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition are now available.

Both tablets will be available at Carphone Warehouse in the UK and Ireland, as well as Best Buy, Dixons, PC World and Currys in the UK.

The new Motorola XOOM 2 and Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition both feature Android 3.2, a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, dsplays with Corning Gorilla Glass and a splashguard coating. In addition, both tablets include the new MotoCast app that lets users stream all their music, photos, videos and documents between their PC or Mac and tablet without any media tools, apps, or cords.

Motorola XOOM 2 with Wi-Fi sports a 10.1-inch widescreen HD display and Android 3.2 Honeycomb like its predecessor, but the similarities end there. The display is brighter than before with colour enhancement, and the edges have been designed to make the tablet more comfortable to hold. It is compatible with the optional Motorola Stylus for note-taking, hand-writing emails and sketching. Motorola XOOM 2 is loaded with Business Ready features like VPN support and data encryption.

Motorola XOOM 2 with Wi-Fi features MOTOPRINT integrated into key apps so users can print wirelessly from their tablet. It is approximately 100 grams lighter than the original Motorola XOOM and can withstand poolside use thanks to its new splash-guard coating. A battery is delivering more than 10 hours of video playback.

Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition with Wi-Fi is easy to hold with one hand thanks to its 8.2-inch display, weighing less than a paperback. Optimised for entertainment, it has a 178 degree viewing angle.

Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition has a 20 percent improvement in graphics performance over the original Motorola XOOM for smoother gaming, features adaptive virtual surround sound can be a universal remote control for home AV equipment with the personalized, custom remote control app pre-loaded. Lastly, a splash-guard coating provides extra protection against spills.

Motorola also is offering Work and Play kit. Users can plug the tablet into the HD Multimedia Station to connect to their HDTV, speakers and other peripherals for large-screen entertainment. It also imcludes a keyboard and mouse with Bluetooth technology as well as a dock station.

Motorola XOOM 2 and Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition, Wi-Fi variants will be available in the UK and Ireland in mid-November.


Motorola XOOM 2

Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition


1.2GHz dual-core processor

1.2GHz dual-core processor


Android 3.2 Honeycomb

Android 3.2 Honeycomb


10.1" HD display with Corning®Gorilla® Glass

8.2" HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass

Special features

Splash-guard and special flattened edges for easier holding

Display optimisation for wide viewing angles that are perfect for video


1.3 MP front and 5 MP rear-facing HD cameras with digital zoom, auto focus, and LED flash

1.3 MP front and 5 MP rear-facing HD cameras with digital zoom, auto focus, and LED flash


1GB RAM; 16 GB storage

1GB RAM; 16GB storage

Battery life

10+ hours Web usage or over 1 month stand-by

6+ hrs Web usage and more than 3 days of music playback


3D virtual surround sound

Adaptive virtual surround sound with multiple speakers and booming bass


253.9 mm x 173.6 mm x 8.8 mm

139 mm x 216 mm x 8.99 mm


599 g

386 g

Enterprise features

Business Ready with enterprise-grade security and Active Sync for work email, contacts and calendar. USB and Ethernet connectivity, pre-loaded Citrix Receiver and Citrix GoToMeeting. Preloaded with MotoCast so you can access and stream your files from your PC or Mac to your tablet

Preloaded with MotoCast so you can access and stream your files from your PC or Mac to your tablet

Preloaded applications

Access to Google Mobile Services, including Google Maps with Navigation, Google Talk and browsing

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