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New XOOM2 Models Appear in Verizon System Sporting Storage Up to 64GB and 4G LTE

The new Motorola XOOM2 models are starting to pop up everywhere they should be prior to launch. After we gave the world the first pictures, we then saw them in Verizon Cellebrite as the Pasteur (MZ617) and Fleming (MZ609) and are now seeing them in another system with 4G branding and storage size. The MZ617, we have been told is the actual 10.1″ XOOM2. The MZ609 on the other hand is the smaller “media edition” XOOM2 that has also been floating around.

What do you guys think of having a choice of storage up to 64GB on the big dog? 4G is a nice addition, but that also means carrier pricing issues. I think we all know how well that has gone so far – here’s to hoping they offer WiFi-only versions alongside these.

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  • Dane Butters

    The 64 GB will come with 32 GB out of the box, with the extra 32 GB to be installed via mail-in upgrade process at a later date.

  • I think Motorola might iterate some of it’s devices a little too fast. There’s really no reason to release the XOOM2, there’s no substantial difference between it and the original XOOM.

  • Anonymous

    Who wants to bet the microSD slot is gone? I had a feeling that Google never meant for Moto to include it in the original XOOM.

  • Ricky

    I just hate to see the price of the Xoom 2, after the ridiculous price of the original Xoom.

  • Anonymous

    let’s hope they are smart enought to release a 16G WiFi Only along with this launch and not commit the same mistake on the  original launch.

  • shdowman

    $900 for the 64gb model.

    You heard it here first!! 😉

    • bigrob60

      Did you just Price is Right me by saying $900 after my prediction of $1,000.

      • shdowman

        If I was price is right’ing you, I would’ve came in at $999  😉

        Did I win??

        • bigrob60

          True. That are $1.

      • Anonymous

        I bid $1001.

      • Jak_341

        “You know I have to go with $420 Bob”

  • Anonymous

    More Apple-like B.S. from Moto, apparently.  Seeing the 64GB version available is a 99.9% guarantee that they will jettison SD card support for their new tablets.  Non-removable batteries across the board and I am sure that expandable storage in phones will be the next thing to go. 

    I am glad we have Asus and co. to show Moto, Google. and Apple “how it’s done”!

    That said, I would be very interested in seeing a smaller (7″ or 8″) wi-fi Media Edition Xoom2 as long as it runs stock ICS. 

  • Xoom4Life

    I think this may be a “who cares” devices if it launches without both ICS and Tegra3 (or similar chipset). However, given how poorly conceived / executed the last XOOM launch went, it shouldn’t surprise anyone. At least it’s got LTE out of the box this time, right? 🙂

  • jbonics

    Yesssss. 64gb xoom, or for the same price get a hdtv,360,and the asus transformer. Cool dual core oh that’s a game changer. Keep up the good work M……

  • Finire

    I think I couldn’t care about the Xoom2 while they’re keeping a dual core processor in it. I’ll take that new transformer when it comes out for the quad core thank you.

    • Why? ICS only takes advantage of dual core processors. So with your quad core cpu 2 of the 4 cores will be sitting idle. I don’t understand why OEMs do this and why people fall for it. It’s clearly working though, just like dual core phones running 2.3…….. pointless

      • Finire

        ICS itself may only take advantage of 2 cores, but they’re already developing games and applications to use 4 cores. Not pointless at all. Especially while I’ve got a Xoom with 2 cores in it already. Why should I invest in another device when it’s not really an upgrade at all?

  • Does anyone know what chip set this is running on?  Dual core/Quad Core?  I’m waiting for a quad core tab, so…

    • Finire

      All specs so far point to dual core

  • Jason

    Whats with the dates in the photo? that was 4 days ago

  • Dominick DeVito

    64 GB is nice, but if the pricing sucks then just load up an SD card.

  • bigrob60

    After the pricing of the original Xoom I wonder what price this will be at.

  • Dominick DeVito

    Love the Xoom at work as a developer’s device – seriously considering the 2 for personal use.

    I wonder if it will once again be a flagship device and have vanilla ICS

    • Anonymous

      Doubt it.

      • Dominick DeVito

        The thought of MotoBurp on a tablet frightens me

  • These will likely be overpriced and have Blur on them. No need for an overlay on Honeycomb/ICS so no thanks.