The long awaited Motorola XOOM 2 could probably hit store shelves this coming holiday season. Recently, a leaked image featuring the XOOM 2 tablet on a Carphone Warehouse buyer’s guide could end all rumors of the much eagerly anticipated tablet from Motorola.

A tipster snapped a photo of the XOOM 2’s page on the buyer’s guide and sent the image to Engadget.  According to details printed on the leaked buyer’s guide, the XOOM 2 tablet features a 16-gigabyte Wi-Fi-only model that is slated to run on the latest Android 3.2 Honeycomb version. Sadly, there is still no confirmation whether or not the device will support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.  Though, there could be a possibility for a software update in the near future.

Dubbed as being “EVERYTHING A TABLET SHOULD BE”, the Motorola XOOM 2 is expected by many to be an “iPad killer,” although skeptics are wary about the possibility of its being just a tablet wannabe with hyped up advertising.

The buyer’s guide wasn’t able to squeeze in more details, but as far as we know the XOOM 2 will feature an 8.2-inch touchscreen IPS display with anti-glare technology, built-in IR blaster, and Gorilla Glass coating. The device is supposedly thinner and weighs less than a pound than the original Motorola XOOM.

From the looks of it the XOOM 2 might have got its looks from its smartphone cousins such as the Motorola DROID BIONIC and the Motorola Photon 4G. Ireland will get its first shipment of the XOOM 2 and will be expected to sell for about EUR399.00.  The tablet is expected to be released by the end of this year.

If what we are seeing right now is a crowd pleaser, this could be Motorola’s way of giving us an entertainment media version that is powerful enough to get us entertained this holiday season.

Paul Nuñal
Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.