Nov 02 AT 8:55 AM Anthony Domanico 19 Comments

Motorola Xoom 2 to launch by Christmas, priced around $500?

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Engadget was sent a leaked holiday flyer from European retailer Carphone Warehouse (see gallery), indicating that the Motorola Xoom 2 will be available this holiday season. No word on whether a European release by Christmas will indicate we will be seeing this tablet stateside in 2011. We do have reason to be hopeful, however, as the Xoom 2 flyer indicates the tablet will be running Android 3.2 Honeycomb instead of the recently announced 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The flyer does leak a few specs for the follow-up to the first Honeycomb tablet on the market. Motorola’s Xoom 2 will feature a smaller 8.2″ display, and the images suggest design inspired by none other than the Photon 4G (notice the rounded corners?). We’ve also been treated to the expected price point for the entry-level 16 GB Wifi-only model, which will launch for 400 Euro, or approximately $545. Though European prices tend to only loosely match the U.S. price points, the original Xoom launched for $600, and we’re expecting the Xoom 2 to come in between $500 and $600.

If this device is going to launch stateside by the holiday season, we should be hearing much more about this device in coming weeks. We’ll bring you the info as soon as it’s available.

Anyone out there excited for the Xoom 2, or do you have your sights set on other Android tablets that are due out soon?

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Source: Engadget

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