Xoom 2

Back when they were announced, UK and Ireland were pegged for a mid-November release of the Motorola Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Editon and now Motorola is expanding its release to France:

“Tablets are quickly becoming a must-have tool for staying connected, getting work done and having fun at home and on the road,” said Nadia Cappelaere, general manager, Mobile Devices, Motorola Mobility France SAS. “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.”

Both versions feature a 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU, alongside 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage and will be shipping with Android 3.2 loaded. The Motorola Xoom 2, Wi-Fi variant, has a retail price of 459€ while the Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition, Wi-Fi variant has a retail suggested price of 399€ -- you can find the full details past the break.

Motorola Mobility Launches Two New Tablets in France

Motorola XOOM™ 2 and Motorola XOOM™ 2 Media Edition are powerful, portable and ready to take on the world

Building on the success of Motorola XOOM™, Motorola Mobility is rocking the tablet world yet again with two additions that bring enhanced experiences to the French market. Wi-Fi variants of the Motorola XOOM™ 2 and Motorola XOOM™ 2 Media Edition – boasting powerful productivity, rich entertainment and customizable experiences – are now available: the answer to consumers looking for a tablet that can keep up with their lifestyle. Both tablets will be available at Darty, FNAC, as well as www.cdiscount.fr and www.surcouf.fr

“Tablets are quickly becoming a must-have tool for staying connected, getting work done and having fun at home and on the road,” said Nadia Cappelaere, general manager, Mobile Devices, Motorola Mobility France SAS. “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 Motorola XOOM 2 and Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition both feature Android™ 3.2, a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, brilliant displays with Corning® Gorilla® Glass and a splashguard coating for a go anywhere, do everything attitude. In addition, both tablets include the new MotoCast™1 app that lets you stream all your music, photos, videos and documents between your PC or Mac and tablet without any media tools, apps, or cords.

Motorola XOOM 2: Lighter and Brighter

Motorola XOOM 2 with Wi-Fi 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 colour enhancement, and the edges have been strategically designed to make the tablet more comfortable to hold – this tablet is easy on the eyes, and easy on the hands. It is compatible with the optional Motorola Stylus that is great for note-taking, hand-writing emails and sketching. Motorola XOOM 2 is loaded with Business Ready features like VPN support and data encryption.

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 to make it even easier to take on the road, and can withstand spilled drinks or dashes out to the car in the rain thanks to its new splash-guard coating. A battery delivering more than 10 hours of video playback means it can go with you wherever you need to be.

Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition: Beat your Boredom

Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition with Wi-Fi 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 has a 20 percent improvement in graphics performance over the original Motorola XOOM for smoother gaming, features adaptive virtual surround sound with booming bass that’ll delight your ears, and stands out from the crowd with the fastest multi-tasking in its class. It can even be a universal remote control for home AV equipment with the personalized, custom remote control app pre-loaded on the tablet. Lastly, a splash-guard coating provides extra protection against the spills that are bound to happen when you’re having fun.

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®2 technology. Now, when your tablet is docked, the Smart Controller lets you MC the show from the comfort of your couch. For Motorola XOOM 2, no accessory discussion is complete without mentioning the Motorola Stylus with Precision tip - your tablet’s best friend.

Availability

Motorola XOOM 2 and Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition, Wi-Fi variants will be available in France at Darty, FNAC, as well as www.cdiscount.fr and www.surcouf.fr

Motorola XOOM2, Wi-Fi variant, has a retail recommended price from 459€ (all taxes included), and Motorola XOOM2 Media Edition, Wi-Fi variant has a retail recommended price from 399€ (all taxes included).

For more information, please visit: www.motorola.fr

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.

 

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Motorola Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition announced for France

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I, too, was expecting more of a spec bump for the Xoom 2. It's only 200MHz faster and with an upgraded display (not better resolution - just brighter)? I don't think the Xoom 1 is too heavy or hard to grip...

I think I would have held off on the next version until I could have crammed a quad-core or a higher-res screen in it, if I were Motorola. Still, it looks super nice! I hope the price here in the US hits somewhere around $350 for the WiFi model. The 399 Euros price translates to ~$542 right now. Yikes!

"UK and Ireland were pegged for a mid-November release" - To me, this should be NOW or last Monday, but still no date! - To be honest, I'm losing interest in buying one now. All the hype at the start, then nothing...

I wouldn't mind seeing the 8" version, but I think they missed the mark on their new 10" model with the Prime right around the corner.