Motorola Xoom 2 priced at 400 Euros

Xoom wi-fi sequel to pitch in before Xmas at around the £350 mark

November 2, 2011
Motorola Xoom

Motorola’s Xoom 2 has had its arrival at Carphone Warehouse and price leaked.

Engadget got hold of a leaked flyer (a piece of paper, not the HTC tablet) which clearly dates the arrival of the device at Carphone Warehouse as before the end of the year.

In fact, the flyer urges folks to “Give something special at Christmas”, namely the Xoom 2.

Although it won’t come as a cheap stocking filler given that the price is set at 400 Euros. Theoretically that would translate to around £350, but it’ll likely pitch up at a bit more than that level.

The original Xoom (pictured) failed to make as much impact as Motorola would have liked, and we’re not sure the sequel is going to have any easier a time. While the Xoom was one of the first iPad tablet rivals to come out, the market is now flooded with Apple wannabes.

And the likes of the Amazon Kindle Fire are about to make an entrance, touting a truly budget price tag.

The Xoom 2 is an 8.2 inch – so slightly cut down in size tablet – and the price is for the wi-fi version.

Disappointingly the flyer also lists the OS as Android Honeycomb, not Ice Cream Sandwich as had previously been rumoured.

Given that Google is poised to ink the deal and absorb Motorola, you’d hope that Android 4.0 wouldn’t be too long in coming to the Xoom 2. Or certainly that an upgrade will fire through much quicker than the original Xoom.

We’ll have to see the full tech spec before we judge properly, but we’re not convinced of bumper Christmas sales for the device at this point.


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