Motorola brings the XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 media edition tablets to the UK

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Motorola announced they are finally bringing the XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Family Edition to the UK via the Carphone Warehouse. These are the same tablets as the DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and XYBOARD 8.2 that are available now in the U.S. Starting today, Carphone Warehouse will have 3G and WIFI variants starting at just £299.99 ($475).

Both the XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition feature a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 10.1-inch (XOOM 2) or 8.2-inch (Media Edition) (1280 x 800) display, 1GB of RAM, 5MP rear camera, 1.3 front camera, 16GB of internal storage, Gorilla Glass, splashguard coating, and Android 3.2.

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Wifi-Only XYBOARD Now Available in Both 10.1″ and 8.2″ From Motorola

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Well if you are wanting a XYBOARD, the sequel to Motorola‘s first tablet the Xoom, but didn’t want to give your hard earned dollar monthly to Verizon to own one, today is your lucky day. Motorola is releasing the wifi version of the Xoom 2… er… XYBOARD and it’s available on their web site as you read this. You can purchase either the 10.1-inch or 8.2″-inch tablet in either 16GB or 32GB versions. The 8.2-inch 16GB model will run you $399 and the 10.1-inch starts at $499. So if you’re wanting the “RAZR” of tablets (form factor) with the freedom of no carriers, head on over to the links below to check them out and while they don’t have ICS just yet, they will be getting it down the road. Also if you haven’t heard much on these tablets you can check out both the initial hands-on review and a full review of the XYBOARD 8.2. Enjoy!

10.1-Inch XYBOARD – Link
8.2-Inch XYBOARD – Link

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DROID XYBoard Tablets for Sale on Verizon Website, Confirms December 12th In-Store Availability

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Yesterday we saw DROID XYBoard shipments start to arrive in Verizon stores, now today you can officially purchase the tablets online. Also we finally got confirmation and they will in fact be available in-store on Monday, Dec. 12th.

The 8.2-inch version starts at $429 for 16GB of storage and goes up to $529 for 32GB. The 10.1-inch model is going for $529 for 16GB, $629 for 32GB and a rather steep $729 for 64GB of storage. All of these prices are on-contract and if you plan to purchase one outright you will need to add $170 to each price. Kinda pricy for my blood, but remember, although they launch with Android 3.2 they will get the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade in the near future. Hit the source link below if you are ready to place your order.

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Verizon Launching Xoom 2 as DROID Xyboard 8.2, 10.1

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You guys remember the Verizon/Motorola Xoom 2 announcement? Well, we have another follow-up for you. Verizon is finally giving in on specific details by confirming they will be selling the Motorola Xoom and Xoom Media Edition as the DROID Xyboard 8.2 and 10.1. It’s certainly a unique name, but you can be sure that consumers probably won’t care about the name once they see how ridiculously amazing the tablets are. The tablets are confirmed for the UK and Ireland, but considering we saw that leaked roadmap recently, we can expect these 1.2GHz dual-core & Honeycomb-powered beasts to be released on or around November 30th in the U.S.

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Verizon roadmap shows week of November 21 for Samsung Galaxy Nexus release, Motorola XOOM 2 to release on November 30

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I know everyone is excited to hear something official on the release date for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon Wireless. Although we do have some news, nothing is concrete.

The latest Verizon roadmap (pictured above) shows w/o of 11/21 for the Galaxy Nexus. This can be taken two ways. There is some speculation that it means “web only”, but I think it means “week of”. We’re also told that this document is a work-in-progres so it isn’t final.

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Motorola officially announces the XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition Android tablets

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We’ve been hearing about the upcoming Motorola XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition for about a month now, and today Motorola made them official. The XOOM 2 (pictured above) comes with a 10.1-inch HD Gorilla Glass display, and the XOOM 2 Media Edition (pictured below) comes with an 8.2-inch HD Gorilla Glass display.

Both include a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, 16GB storage, splash-guard coating, and Android 3.2 Honeycomb. I would assume Ice Cream Sandwich will make its way to both devices by early 2012.

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Motorola Rumored To Reveal Xoom 2 Tomorrow At Special Event

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Word on the streets is Motorola is set to hold a ‘special event’ tomorrow in London. Of course this is pure rumor and speculation, but one can easily deduce what this event will be. Considering that certain ads have appeared recently, it looks like Motorola is set to formally announce the new XOOM 2 tablet. Excitement has been at an all-time high, especially since we previously spotted shots for both the standard and Media Edition versions. Finally, we’ll be getting our first official glimpse of the coveted tablet! Now if only Christmas time would hurry up and get here so we can grab our sweaty mitts on one.

[via Phandroid]

Leaked Shots Reveal More of Motorola Spyder and Xoom 2

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We’ve tantalized you already with some rather sexy shots and info regarding the upcoming Motorola Spyder (aka Droid HD) and Xoom 2, however Engadget has some new leaked pictures that put a bit more on offer. On the Spyder side of things we have the Verizon moniker on both the front and back, as well as quite the svelte textured back. The Xoom 2 comes in with 8.2 inches of screen real estate and a software stability that’s supposed to greatly eclipse that of its prototypical predecessors. Regarding any power beneath the hood, Engadget was mum about the Xoom 2, but did reveal that their tipster offered that the final processor clocking of the Spyder would be 1.2 GHz, down from its current clockspeed of 1.5 GHz. This may incite a general moan from the crowd, but before you join in, think of battery life and give a little smile. Click in after the break for the leaked pictures in question.

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Motorola to unveil the RAZR (aka Spyder) on October 18

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Motorola quietly introduced a teaser video on their Facebook page and sent out invites for an event on October 18 in New York City. The first thoughts that came to mind are the new XOOM 2, XOOM 2 Media Edition, and XOOM Family Edition tablets we have been telling you about, or maybe even the RAZR. It so happens that the image above was sent via email and was saved as “spyderlaunchinvite,” so it’s obvious that we will see the Spyder. The question is if it will be marketed as the Spyder, the RAZR, or even have some DROID branding (the red light in the picture hints at this).

It’s possible that we could still see the tablets as well since they should be launching in November or December. For now it’s just a guess, but we will be sure to give you the full scoop next Tuesday, or if anything breaks before then.

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Verizon’s Celebrite hints at two new Xoom tablets, “Pasteur” and “Fleming”

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Verizon’s Cellebrite system has been giving us a bevy of goodies to look forward to in the up coming months. Last week we noticed the Droid HD, HTC Vigor, and the Nexus prime pop up and today we can add two more to the list. The two new Motorola tabs we’ve previously mentioned, Xoom 2 and The Xoom 2 “Media Edition” (a.k.a. Fleming) have now been entered into Cellebrite, Verizon’s phone-to-phone data transfer machine.

The Xoom 2 that was first leaked a few weeks ago has the model number MZ617 and the new moniker “Pasteur”. It will be the follow up to the original Xoom and sports a “faster” 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 1080p HD recording, and supposedly will have battery life up to 11 hours.

The second Moto tablet listed, MZ609 “Fleming”, which I suspect is the smaller media-focused Xoom, is rumored to have a screen size of either 7″ or 8.2″ depending on which source you fancy. My bets are on the rumor of a 8.2″ IPS anti-glare display weighing in at .95 pounds. After all, the larger of the two screens would be more appropriate for media and would still be small enough for easy portability.

This is the first time we have seen the new code name and model number but, with the previous photos and rumors running around you can pretty much bet that this will in fact be the new media tab from Moto.

Are you looking forward to picking up one of these new devices in the near future? If so, feel free to let us know in the comments below.

[via DroidLife]

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