Motorola Mobility has announced two new XOOM tablet devices for the UK and Ireland, following the launch of the original XOOM in February. Both devices will be available at The Carphone Warehouse, Best Buy, Dixons, PC World and Currys from mid-November.
The new WiFi-only Motorola XOOM 2 and Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition are pretty similar except for their screen sizes; the standard XOOM 2 has a 10.1-inch screen, while the Media Edition has an 8.2-inch screen. Both run Android 3.2 on a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, have Corning Gorilla Glass to protect the screen and are also splashguard coated.
Victoria McManus, UK & Ireland marketing director at Motorola Mobility, said “Tablets are quickly becoming a must-have tool for staying connected, getting work done and having fun at home and on the road. We are very excited about these two new additions to our tablet portfolio that build on the success of the original Motorola XOOM to now deliver more powerful tablet experiences to the European market.”
The new XOOM tablets include an app called MotoCast that lets users stream music, photos, videos and documents wirelessly between their home computer and tablet. The 10.1-inch Motorola XOOM 2 also offers VPN support and data encryption.