Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition lands in UK

TechRadar: The Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition has finally arrived in the UK, shaving £50 and a few inches of screen real-estate off its bigger brother.

The full size Xoom 2 has already launched in the UK, and the specs for the media edition are identical beyond the different form-factor and a lack of 3D sound from the speakers.

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Engadget - Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition hands-on

Engadget - Motorola's second new tablet today has decided it shrink itself down to more manageable 8.2-inch capacitive screen. Like the Xoom 2, it still measures up at 0.35 inches thick -- to check we even brought our iPhone along to compare. The Media Edition weighs in at under one pound, but packs in the same 1.2GHz processor and Gorilla glass coating of its bigger sister.

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Pocket Gamer: Hands-on with the Motorola Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition

If it's true that Motorola only managed to sell 100,000 of the original Xoom tablet, the company had two options. One was to give up, the other was to try again.

Considering Motorola helped Google launch the Honeycomb operating system, and is now owned by Google, it quite wisely opted for the second.

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Pocket-lint: Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition pictures and hands-on

Pocket-Lint: Motorola launched two new Android tablets on Thursday, the Xoom 2 and the Xoom 2 Media Edition. Despite sharing a name, the latter "media edition" is the smaller, with an 8.2-inch display. Pocket-lint was on hand to give the new tablet a quick going over at the UK launch event.

With the 10.1-inch Xoom 2 effectively replacing, or updating, the existing Xoom (you can find our hands-on here), it's the Xoom 2 Media Edition that looks the more exciting of the two tablets.

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