Motorola Xoom 2 gets more detailed, with two sizes

 

By Posted 26 Sep 2011, 12:46

The tablet market continues to be dominated by the iPad, as various manufacturers have brought out their take on the tablet PC only to see it not prove to be very successful. One such device the Motorola Xoom received a lukewarm reception after it was released. The company looks to be trying to change this and come up with another attempt as the Motorola Xoom 2 gets more detailed, with two possible sizes.

A few days ago we told you that a new Motorola tablet had been spotted, and then had another report wondering if it was like the Photon 4G. But now Engadget have managed to get hold of some new images of the device and some proposed specifications, and there could be two devices on route.

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The device is being slated as the Xoom 2 Media Edition and could have an unusual 8.2-inch display. This could put it up against eReaders as well as the iPad, and may be a good compromise for screen size. Its LCD screen is rumored to have a more colorful IPS-based display, which is closer to that of Apple and Samsung.

It is also claimed to be having an anti-glare finish to the screen that will make it easier to read outside especially in the sun. The new device could be nice and light as it is thought to only weigh 0.95 pounds, and slightly slimmer than an iPhone 4. There is also talk of LTE connectivity being made available as well, and the prototypes spotted were thought to be running Android 3.2.

We will have to see if Motorola do indeed bring out two new devices, as they could be testing a variety of options before deciding what to bring to the already crowded market. They could use their experience with the original Xoom to try and be more successful this time around.

What do you think Motorola needs to do different with its next tablet to succeed?