XOOM 2 Pictured in Carphone Warehouse Ad for €400, Says It’s Everything a Tablet Should Be


While we’ve long heard of one Motorola XOOM 2 heading out of Motorola’s factories sometime soon, it’s been somewhat of a mystery. It still is. But according to an image received by Engadget, some parts of the globe should start seeing its release sometime before Christmas.

A leaked Carphone Warehouse dates it within that window and even provides a preliminary price to drool at €400 ($545) in Ireland. They advertise it as “everything a tablet should be,” though we’ve been to more than enough rodeos to know that any tagline should be taken at face value.

It’s an 8.2 inch device that looks like it’s gotten a couple of style tips from some of Motorola’s more recent smartphones (Photon 4G, ATRIX and DROID Bionic). Other than that, we’re pretty much still in the dark but we’re expecting a nice, big spotlight (that may or may not have a Batman call symbol on it) to shed more light on the details very soon.

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  1. 8.2″ ehh? thats near perfect. Still, the 7.7″ of the gtab and 3/4 of a lb is pulling at me. I would think the 8.2″ couldn’t be much heavier.

    1. This is starting to look more appealing to me, just because the GTab 7.7 won’t come in a wifi only flavor. That, and I saw a demo unit of the original Xoom next to a demo of the GTab 10.1 and the Xoom was performing better…dunno what that was about but it may end up being the same way with the X2 vs. the 7.7. Especially when you factor in the Touchwiz UI.

  2. If the Sleeve mentioned in the ad is 10.1, why is the device a mere 8.2 inches? Maybe I am missing some major details.

    1. Device in the foreground has the Moto logo in the top left of it’s portrait orientation, whereas the two in the background have the logo in the top left of their landscape orientation. My guess is the one in the front is the 8.2″ model and the two in the back are the 10.1″ model.

      1. Ahh.  Gotchya.

  3. 8.2″ I bet is a very nice size… Xoom 1 was never on the radar for me, this however just pinged the map. We will see.

  4. Was the Batman joke playing off of the word spotlight, or is there potential for this to have the NVidia Wayne chipset?

    1. kal-el is just comming now to the prime tablet. Wayne isnt supposed to be here til begining of 2013… I highly doubt they would release kalel then outdate it weeks later with wayne…

  5. In the picture you’ll notice that the portrait oriented device has the Moto logo on the top left of it’s portrait orientation, whereas the two devices in the background have the logo on the top left of the landscape orientation. My guess is the two in the back are the 10.1 inch model and the one in the front is the 8.2 inch model.

  6. I’m sure they’ve shaved off the corners just to help avoid an Apple law suit :)

  7. oh oh…i feel a new patent fight coming…this baby looks like a acer a100 way to much :)

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