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.
Full press release after the break:
-Motorola Mobility Launches Two New Additions to the Motorola XOOM™ 2 Family in the UK-
Powerful, portable and ready to take on the world – 3G and Wi-Fi capable Motorola XOOM™ 2 and Motorola XOOM™ 2 Media Edition available today from Carphone Warehouse
April 05, 2012
LONDON – April 05, 2012 – Motorola Mobility UK Ltd. is today expanding the Motorola XOOM™ 2 family in the UK with the addition of 3G and Wi-Fi capable Motorola XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition tablets. The full range of XOOM 2 tablets, including Wi-Fi only variants, are available from today both online and in-store at the Carphone Warehouse starting from just £299.99.
“Tablets are quickly becoming a must-have tool for staying connected, getting work done and having fun at home and on the road,” said Victoria McManus, UK and Nordics marketing director, Motorola Mobility. “We are very excited about the latest additions to our tablet portfolio that builds on the success of the original Motorola XOOM and the XOOM 2 Wi-Fi variants to deliver even more choice when it comes to tablet experiences in the UK.”
Motorola XOOM 2 and Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition both feature Android™ 3.2, a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, brilliant displays with scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass and a splashguard coating for a go anywhere, do everything attitude. In addition, all Motorola XOOM 2 tablets include Motorola’s MotoCast™1 app that lets you stream all your music, photos, videos and documents between your computer and tablet without any media tools, apps, or cords.
-Motorola XOOM 2: Lighter and Brighter-
Motorola XOOM 2 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 and more vibrant than before with color enhancement, and the edges have been strategically designed to make the tablet more comfortable to use. Motorola XOOM 2 is loaded with Business Ready2 features like Virtual Private Network (VPN) support and data encryption.
Approximately 100 grams lighter than the original Motorola XOOM, the Motorola XOOM 2 makes it even easier to take on the road, and with a battery delivering more than 10 hours of video playback it will be always be ready when you are3.
-Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition: Beat your Boredom-
Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition is easy to hold with one hand thanks to its 8.2-inch display, and easy to take with you wherever you go, weighing less than the best-selling paperback you’ve been carrying around. Optimised for entertainment, it has a wide, 178 degree viewing angle. Hold it up to someone across the room, or share it with someone sitting next to you, and everyone gets a brilliant view.
Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition also has a 20 percent improvement in graphics performance over the original Motorola XOOM for smoother gaming, featuring adaptive virtual surround sound with booming bass that’ll delight your ears and make you stand out from the crowd with one of the fastest multi-tasking in its class. It can even be a universal remote control for home entertainment equipment with the personalized, custom remote control app pre-loaded on the tablet.
-Accessories to connect to your life easier, from anywhere-
With the Work and Play kit, plug your tablet into the HD Multimedia Station to connect to your HDTV, speakers and other peripherals for large-screen entertainment. Get more done, faster with the included keyboard and mouse with Bluetooth® technology.
-Pricing and Availability-
Both 3G and Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi only variants of both the Motorola XOOM 2 and Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition are available from today at Carphone Warehouse.
Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition – Wi-Fi variant From £299.99
Motorola XOOM 2 – Wi-Fi variant From £349.99
Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition – Wi-Fi & 3G variant From £399.99
Motorola XOOM 2 – Wi-Fi & 3G variant From £449.99
-About Motorola Mobility-
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.