More details of Motorola’s latest tablet offering(s) have
been leaked through a listing on a US carrier’s internal computer system.
The listing reveals a number of interesting facts about the
update to the original Xoom, including more evidence that Motorola is about to
release two versions of the tablet.
As you can see in the picture below, US carrier Verizon lists two
different models codes, the MZ617 and the MZ609. The MZ617 looks like it will
be the 10.1in replacement for the original tablet and will come in 16GB, 32GB
and 64GB variations.
The MZ609 will be available in 16GB and 32GB versions and is
likely to be the smaller 8.2in Media Edition of the Xoom 2. According to the
listing, all will have 4G connectivity whenever they do arrive – though that’s
likely to be long before we here in the UK have access to a 4G network, unless
you live in Cornwall of course.
Because this is Verizon’s internal listings, there is no
listing for WiFi-only models but going on Motorola’s previous release strategy,
we suspect there will be such an option available at launch.
Both tablets are rumoured to come with IPS displays, a
chassis comprised of a magnesium/aluminium alloy and sport some version of
Android Honeycomb – with an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich a definite
possibility considering Google now owns Motorola.
Source: Droid Life