Motorola Xoom 2: Further evidence, but still no Verizon release date

By Posted 31 Oct 2011, 09:51

We have some good news for those of you that are thinking of picking up one of Motorola’s rumored Xoom 2 tablets. Fresh evidence uncovered in Verizon’s database has suggested that Motorola are preparing to unleash a mammoth 64GB version of the device.

There has been months of speculation regarding the Motorola Xoom 2, but still no official announcement and certainly no sign of an expected release date from Motorola and Verizon. It’s safe to assume that it’s definitely coming though, and perhaps following Samsung’s tactics with their Galaxy Tab, you’ll be able to buy the Xoom 2 in a variety of flavors.

A new screenshot provided by Droid-Life shows some of the models on Verizon’s database and the one model that should take your interest is the 64GB version. This model can be identified by the MZ617 model name and we understand that this actually relates to the 10-1-inch version of the Motorola Xoom 2, coming in three storage capacities – either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB.

The other model is the Motorola Xoom 2 MZ609 and this apparently will turn out to be the ‘Media Edition’ of the tablet – could consumers look forward to some Beats-branded headphones here we wonder? That would be pretty nice.

As you can imagine, there’s no word on potential pricing for these new Xoom 2 tablets, but you can expect them to come in at a pretty premium price, especially the 64GB version. The retail price for that plus the 4G LTE data bundle will result in a rather hefty monthly bill for the 64GB version, so it could be a tablet that’s best suited for high rollers only.

How interested are you in picking up a new Motorola Xoom? We’re guessing that a lot of you are still waiting for Motorola to finish upgrading current Xoom tablets with 4G LTE radios, so picking up an expensive newer version will probably be the last thing on your minds right now. We’ll update you when we hear more news on the Xoom 2.

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