Motorola Xoom had a flawless take off, but soon in mid flight it became inevitable that it was to crash. New tablets popping out everywhere and the existance of the ASUS Transformer and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 or 750 ruined Xoom’s reign. In the mid crysis of ASUS’ next Transformer and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7.0 plus, Motorola has made a brave move by announcing its Motorola Xoom Series. It is releasing not just one tablet but two, theMotorola Xoom 2 and the Media Edition of the same. Personally I feel releasing two similar tablets at the same time is just not the right thing to do given the competition.Are these merely another attempt to reach the top or can Motorola really pull it off this time ?
Motorola Xoom Sequel
Motorola Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition Specs
The two tablets aren’t much apart. They are both powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processors with 1GB of RAM,16GB of internal storage.They also sport a 5-megapixel rear shooter, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facer. Sadly both the tablets will run only on Honeycomb 3.2 with No ICS announcement (yet_.The two Motorola Tablets have the same set of google apps out of the box…
So how do they differ?
The Xoom 2 is a full sized tablet with 10.1″ HD screen with Gorilla Glass whereas the Xoom 2 Media Player is an 8.2″. The Bigger brother claims to last 10 hours after a full charge while the smaller Media Edition lingers somewhere around 6 hours of battery life. The Xoom 2 has what Motorola calls the splash Guard, a better protection from the clumsy users.No news about the IR blaster in the Media Edition but it does have access to MotoCAST, a remote media streaming service.
Tablet fans in the U.K. and Ireland will be able to pick up a Xoom 2 of their choice in “mid-November.” Motorola hasn’t hinted at pricing structure yet, but a recent Carphone Warehouse ad pegs the at Media Edition as starting at €399.90 (roughly $522). Again can Motorola pull it off this time and provide a better tablet to its users amongst this crowd of budding tablets? The specs don’t talk much may be the tablet would….