A real rival to the Google Nexus 7: Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition tablet now down to £149

UK Retailer Carphone Warehouse has just cut the price of the Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition tablet to a mere £149 including delivery with the offer ending 20 August.

This reduction means that the price of the XOOM 2 M.E is less than half what it was at launch and a full £50 less than the 16GB Google Nexus 7.

Motorola’s tablet comes with a dual-core TI OMAP4430 processor clocked at 1.2GHz (rather than a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3), 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, an 8.2in 1,280 x 800 display, Wi-Fi, a 3900mAh battery (up to eight hour battery life), adaptive virtual surround sound, a splash-guard coating, universal Dijit remote control, a rear 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, Bluetooth, DLNA and full HD video capture.

The XOOM 2 has an anodised aluminium finish and a svelte 8.9mm girth.The device runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb with an upgrade to Jelly Bean likely to happen early next year, but just like the Nexus 7, it doesn’t have a microSD card slot.

Source: Carphone Warehouse