The new Motorola XOOM 2 and Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition have been officially announced by Motorola, which expects the two new tablets to be improved successors of the original Motorola XOOM tablet.

The Motorola XOOM 2 and Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition Wi-Fi variants will be reaching the U.K. and Ireland in the middle of November. The tablets will also arrive at Best Buy, Dixons, PC World, and Currys in the U.K. Consumers in U.K. can also pre-register at the Carphone Warehouse webpage.

The new XOOM tablets will sport the following specs:

  • Android 3.2 Honeycomb
  • dual-core, 1.2-GHz processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage
  • 5-megapixel rear camera
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Splash-guard coating
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • MotoCast
  • Wi-Fi

The Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition will sport a smaller screen and is equipped to optimize entertainment. Although it sports a smaller screen of 8.2 inches, everyone can still get a perfect view with its wide, 178-degree viewing angle.

The tablet also has improved graphic performance and booming sounds that will surely delight the ears. Battery life lasts for 6 hours on Web use and about 3 days on music playback.

In comparison, the Motorola XOOM 2 will sport a 10.1-inch High Definition, more vibrant display. Its edges have been designed to make it easy on the hand.

The tablet will also be compatible with the Motorola Stylus–good for note-taking and sketching–and comes preloaded with business ready features such as VPN support and data encryption. The battery can last up to 10 hours of Web usage or over 1 month on stand-by.

Motorola is also introducing its Work and Play accessory kit for both tablets. The kit includes a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, Motorola Stylus for the XOOM 2, and peripherals for improved multimedia and living room control.

How do you think will the stylus-supporting new Motorola XOOM 2 tablet compare with the also-stylus-enabled Samsung Galaxy Note?

Alvin Ybañez
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