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Motorola XOOM 2 Hitting Europe, Just In Time For Christmas

An advertisement depicting the Motorola XOOM 2 has been spotted on a flyer for Car Phone Warehouse based out of Ireland. The 16GB Wi-Fi only version will be going for 399.99 Euros, which will equate to about $545 in US dollars. This version of the XOOM 2 has an 8.2″ display powered with Android 3.2, which is sure to get the bump to Ice Cream Sandwich later down the road – still not to be confused by its 10.1″ counterpart that is said to boast 4G LTE and 64GB of storage.

So which of these versions has you more excited? The 64GB 4G LTE beast, or the smaller, sleeker 8.2″ version?

Via: Engadget

  • jack kramer

    good luck getting ice cream sandwich.

  • If you back out the VAT it should sale here for 499.

  • Mr. English

    Got me once with the whole Xoom crap. Not happening twice. Only way a droid tablet is ending up in my house is if someone gives me one for a gift, and even then, it better be made by Samsung or LG.

  • rod pervier

    angry birds

  • i hate the new squared edge look thing motorola is doing.. its ugly, just like the RAZR.

  • Bryan Williams

    What a waste.  News updates like this one, Duke Nukem and the Rezound and they can’t even post up the video proof I sent them saying that it’s going to be after the 17th for the Nexus release in the US.

    I’m guessing it’s going to be the first Thursday in December if not later.

  • This may have been said before, but the shape looks a lot like the RAZR

    • YourFriend

      That’s the look they’re trying to go with, and personally I kind of like it. Motorola is obviously implementing this design to give their devices a unique look to differentiate themselves among other Android vendors. I suppose you could say they might adopt this sort of shape for the rest of their devices so it would be easy to tell the Motorola devices apart with the blink of an eye rather than look at the logo to know who made it. Think of the iPhone; everyone knows it and what it looks like and can easily tell it apart from the rest of the plain screen on a slate devices.

  • I cannot believe how overpriced these things are…its unreal. The markup is insane…. You can get a good laptop for that price… ( yes i know…these are more portable ) but still…

    • Anonymous

      I have been trying to tell people this for the past year

      • Anonymous

        I agree.  I mentioned on the Android Central post that I believe $350 is the sweet spot for tablets.  If a high end entry level Android tablet (meaning a 16GB Samsung, Motorola, Asus, etc.) would come in at $350, it would sell like crazy.  Right now, the only thing that’s keeping me from getting one is the fact that they can’t seem to get under that $400 price point yet.

    • Billy Jenkins

      $600 laptops aren’t touch screen like tablets. Even $1000 laptops aren’t touchscreen. The laptops that are touchscreen are alot more then $1000. Thats because touchscreen technology is usually more expensive. I agree that tablets are still expensive for what it is but you cant really compare a laptop to a tablet unless you compare touch screen laptops to a tablet.

  • Anonymous

    I think either this or 8.9 is the ideal size for couch surfing (I frikkin love the idea of an IR blaster in the media edition) and portability. The transformer prime looks nice and all, but even with tegra3 I can’t see a tablet replacing a full laptop, certainly a netbook, but I’m more attracted to Intel-ultrabook camp for that kind of task. 

  • DigitalEnforcer

    I don’t understand the big difference between the XOOM 1 and the XOOM 2? Is the XOOM 2 faster or something? ….

  • FortitudineVincimus

    “later down the road” – I bet that is an understatement

    I’ll pass on this like I did the others 

  • Lansdownunder

    The transformer prime….

  • Anonymous

    Android still needs quite a bit more tablet apps before any of them go anywhere.

    It can (and many cases does) have all the specs in the world compared to the ipad, but even I would argue as of today the iPad still gives a better tablet experience.

  • Anonymous

    I just want the nexus, AND I WANT IT NOW!!!!

  • trumpet444

    Xoom 2 looks awesome but they screwed too many Xoom 1 guys. I’m looking at the Transformer

  • Anonymous

    People act like ICS has been out forever and anything without it sucks.  Geeze the Nexus isn’t even out yet and ICS was just announced last month.

    I like the Samsung 8.9 Tab, but it’s way too expensive for what it is and it appears the 8.2 Xoom is going to be the same.

    • GotSka81

      I think the underlying reason behind the desire for ICS is the fact that companies like moto are infamous for promising things like software updates and LTE upgrades in a timely fashion and never deliver.  I don’t think there’s a phone manufacturer out there who actually follows through with what they promise anymore.

  • Mctypething

    You’d think Moto would want to abandon the XOOM name after the PR debacle they endured due to the first one.

    • Billy Jenkins

      how about instead of “Xoom 2” they change the X to a D and name it “Doom 2”? That may be more appropriate if they encounter the same problems for the second time.

  • EC8CH

    Next Galaxy Tab or Transformer Prime

  • Anonymous

    what about xoom 2 launch in the US? was that announced or as usual we are sucking up to Europe on this one too?

  • Jason

    neither. ehhhhhhh

  • No ICS, no deal.

  • Anonymous

    None. Transformer 2 all the way.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      You mean the “Prime”… oh yeah, I am on that as well.