Update (05.11.2011): Mobiflip.de has received leaked information, according to which the Tablet Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition until 2012 come in the first quarter to Germany.
With the Xoom 2 and Xoom, Motorola 2 Media Edition brings two successor to the successful tablet on the market. They have much in common, such as dual-core processor, HD displays and outdoor fitness.
About the successor of the Motorola Xoom, which sold only 250,000 times in the first quarter of 2011, rumors and gel file photos were circulated quite a while. Now the US manufacturer has let the cat out of the bag and come up with even a rabbit
out of the hat, because besides the Xoom 2 there is also still a Xoom 2 Media Edition. The tablets are similar in many aspects. As to the displays of both devices resolve in “HD”, which resolution is exactly, Motorola has not betrayed yet, it should be brighter than that of her predecessor. The tablets but differ in the size of the display, with the Xoom 2 it’s big 2 Media Edition 8.2 inch 10.1 inch, at the Xoom. Both devices are powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, which is supported by a large 1 gigabyte memory.
Business vs. media
The internal memory is 16 GB. External storage is not used, instead Motocast is Motorola’s new cloud service used. In addition to a 1 .3MP front camera the new xooms have a 5-megapixel rear camera. The battery should extend surfing at the Xoom 2 for 10 h, the Media Edition creates approximately 6 h. As the operating system Google Android honeycomb is 3.2, the update on ice cream sandwich was announced.While the large Xoom 2 rather appeals to business users and in addition to an optional stylus including ActiveSync to synchronize email, contacts and appointments on board, the Media Edition – as the name suggests – is aimed at multimedia fans: in addition to an app to use the Tablet as a remote control for the home cinema system there are also on the ears, thanks to built-in subwoofer and 3D surround sound.
Rugged tablets with some iPad 2 mass
The devices are pretty narrow and relatively easy: the Xoom 2 weighs 599 grams and 8.8 mm is slim, and is despite larger diagonal (10.1 when compared to 9.7) on par with Apple’s iPad 2 (601 grams, 8.8 mm deep). The Media Edition is minimally thicker, but with 386 grams again by a lot easier with 8,99 mm. In any case, the Xoom has slimmed down properly, the first version was still 708 grams (wireless version) and 12.9 mm deep. Both tablets have a splash proof case and scratch-resistant Gorilla glass, which protects the display. The special shape with bevelled corners to ensure a comfortable hold. 2 Media Edition will initially appear the Xoom 2 and Xoom in UK and Ireland in November. There is still speculation about the prices. Our site writes that the devices in the United Kingdom for 390 or 358.80 pounds on the market come what would be approximately 452 and €417. That’s quite cheap, right?
When and for how much money we can buy the xooms of second generation in this country, is not yet known, but ever time we have the promotional video: