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Motorola Xoom 2: Catch it if you can

CNET UK nabs an early review of the Motorola Xoom 2 Android tablet, which is currently unavailable for U.S. customers.

Motorola Xoom 2
The Motorola Xoom 2, or as we know it in the U.S., the affordable Droid Xyboard that we can't have. Motorola Mobility

I'm spending the morning reading over CNET UK's Motorola Xoom 2 review, because frankly, that's all I can do.

Currently, Motorola has no official plans to ship their relatively affordable, Wi-Fi-only Xoom 2 to the U.S. Instead, we get the Motorola Droid Xyboard--a nearly identical series of tablets available through Verizon on a two-year commitment.

Why Motorola and Verizon decided on the name change is a mystery. Why Verizon sees fit to try a two-year contract strategy on a tablet that isn't (yet) running Android 4.0, is a deeper mystery still.

Stay tuned for our official reviews of the Motorola Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2 tablets. In the meantime, head on over to CNET UK for its full writeup on the Xoom 2.