More info regarding Motorola's two new Xoom tablets has appeared online, courtesy of leaked photos that show an iPhone-esque slim design.
The photos, which were sent to Engadget by an anonymous tipster, show both the Xoom 2 and the smaller 'Media Edition' tablet we .
Some of the snaps show the tablet alongside an, indicating these slates will be roughly as thin as Apple's smart phone, which is just 9.3mm thick. We thought the was way too chunky, so a slimmer version is something to look forward to. Both tablets appear to have about the same thickness.
That's good, but not as impressive as the upcoming, which is only 7.9mm thick.
The Motorola Media Edition tablet is set to pack an 8.2-inch display and weigh 430g, which again isn't as light as Samsung's Tab 7.7, but it is over an inch bigger, so we're willing to let that one slide. We're also expecting a splash-proof display.
Our only concern? Engadget's source reckons both devices will be LTE-enabled, which sets them up for superfast 4G data. We don't have that network tech in the UK yet,, so it's possible these two tablets will be US only.
Fingers crossed that's not the case, as the UK is in desperate need of some cool new tablets to compete with the iPad 2. The Xoom was disappointing, being too big and heavy to trouble Apple's effort, so we're expecting a better shout from Motorola the second time around. Will these tablets be enough?