Motorola Xoom 2 now available in the UAE

Motorola has announced that the Xoom 2, in 10.1" form, is now available for purchase in the United Arab Emirates.  This follows the release in Israel and Brazil earlier this month.  No specifics on pricing were given, but it should be available from selected carriers in the country.  It's launching with  Android 3.2 Honeycomb, and it should see and Ice Cream Sandwich update in Q3.  Press release is after the break.

Source: Motorola

Motorola Mobility Launches Motorola XOOM™ 2 in the UAE

New tablet is powerful, portable and ready to take on the world

March 25, 2012  

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – March 25, 2012 – Building on the success of Motorola XOOM™, Motorola Mobility is rocking the tablet world yet again with a new addition that brings enhanced experiences to the market. The Motorola XOOM™ 2 boasts powerful productivity, rich entertainment and customizable experiences: the answer to consumers looking for a tablet that can keep up with their lifestyle. The tablet features both 3G and Wi-Fi capabilities and is available in the UAE from selected major retailers.

“Tablets are quickly becoming a must-have tool across the Middle East for staying connected, getting work done and having fun both at home and on the road,” said Raed Hafez, general manager for Motorola Mobility, Middle East & Africa.

“Everyone from tech obsessives to families are moving beyond the static desktop and laptop status quo to embrace the sheer versatility, power and converged multimedia experience only the tablet can offer. Motorola XOOM 2 is a bold statement of intent from Motorola Mobility and we are confident it will make a notable and influential mark in this fast-emerging market.”

The new Motorola XOOM 2 features 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, this tablet includes the new 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 hold – this tablet is easy on the eyes, and easy on the hands. Motorola XOOM 2 is loaded with Business Ready features like VPN support and data encryption.

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.

Technical Details

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Row 0 - Cell 0 Motorola XOOM 2
Processor1.2GHz dual-core processor
SoftwareAndroid 3.2 Honeycomb
Display10.1” HD display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Special featuresSplash-guard and special flattened edges for easier holding
Camera1.3 MP front and 5 MP rear-facing HD cameras with digital zoom, auto focus, and LED flash
Memory31GB RAM; 16 GB storage
Battery life410+ hours Web usage (on WiFi) or 9 hours of 720p video playback
Sound3D virtual surround sound
Dimensions253.9 mm x 173.6 mm x 8.8 mm
Weight599 g
Enterprise featuresBusiness Ready with enterprise-grade security and Active Sync for work email, contacts and calendar. USB connectivity, pre-loaded Citrix® Receiver® and Citrix® GoToMeeting®. Preloaded with MotoCast so you can access and stream your files from your PC or Mac to your tablet
Preloaded applicationsAccess to Google Mobile™ Services, including Google Maps™with Navigation, Google Talk™ and browsing


Motorola XOOM2 is expected to be available from selected leading UAE mobile phone retailers. for more information.

Kevin OQuinn