Ad leak details Motorola Xoom 2 launch
The Xoom tablet had recently expanded to include a Family Edition model, but a direct successor to the original 10.1-inch flagship Honeycomb tablet remains out of sight and has so far existed only as rumors.
Now, an ad leak courtesy of Engadget has overtly revealed the Xoom 2 tablet for a Christmas launch. From what we can tell from the Carphone Warehouse flyer, the Xoom 2 may indeed be smaller than the original Xoom at 8.2-inches with Android 3.2. The 16GB WiFi-only model as seen on the ad is expected to sell for 400 Euros ($558.48) with no mention of Ice Cream Sandwich, LTE or larger storage capacity variants.
The Xoom 2 ad photos also appear to matchup very closely to those photos leaked by DroidLife late September. In particular, the four corners are more rounded and less boxy. Rumors at the time claim a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU with 1GB RAM, HDMI and microUSB for the next generation Xoom. Whether or not the rumored “Media Edition” Xoom will actually turn out to be the Xoom 2 is not yet known.
If the flyer leak proves true, however, then Motorola would have to announce the new device ASAP and hopefully at more aggressive prices. The launch of the already successful and price competitive Amazon Kindle Fire later this month could easily overshadow the supposed Xoom launch if it is anywhere over $500 a pop.