Motorola launches two new XOOM 2 tablets in Ireland and UK

3 Nov 2011

The Motorola XOOM 2

Motorola has launched two new tablet computers in Ireland and the UK – the 10.1-inch Xoom 2 and the 8.2-inch Xoom 2 Media Edition. 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 tablets both feature the Android 3.2 OS, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, Corning Gorilla Glass and a splashguard coating.

Both tablets also include the new MotoCast app for streaming music, photos, videos and documents between the tablet and PC or Mac wirelessly. They also come with business-ready features, like VPN support and data encryption.

Motorola XOOM 2 with Wi-Fi sports a 10.1-inch widescreen HD display. The display is brighter and more vibrant than before, with colour enhancement, and the edges have been strategically designed to make the tablet more comfortable to hold.

It is compatible with the optional Motorola Stylus that is great for note taking, handwriting emails and sketching.

Motorola XOOM 2 with Wi-Fi features MotoPrint integrated into key apps so you can print wirelessly from your tablet.

It is approximately 100 grams lighter than the original Motorola XOOM tablet, which won best of show at this year’s CES in Las Vegas.

XOOM 2 Media Edition

The Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition with Wi-Fi has an 8.2-inch display.

The device has a 20pc improvement in graphics performance over the original Motorola XOOM and can be turned into a universal remote control for home AV equipment with the personalised, custom remote control app pre-loaded on the tablet.

Among the accessories created for the new tablet computers is a Work and Play kit that allows a user to plug his or her tablet into the HD Multimedia Station to connect to his or her HDTV, speakers and other peripherals for large-screen entertainment.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years