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More Pictures Of 10-inch Motorola XOOM 2 Tablet Surfaces

A few more pictures of the 10-inch version of the Motorola XOOM 2 have emerged online courtesy of Engadget.

The tablet is apparently just as thin as the iPhone 4 at around 9.3mm and will come with 4G LTE connectivity although Wi-Fi only models are likely to be in the pipeline as well.

It is not known whether the tablet will feature the newest quad core Kal El SoC from Nvidia or yet another design win for TI's OMAP4 family; Thisismynext says that it will run at 1.2GHz with 11 hours battery life.

Engadget's pictures show that there's a front and rear camera and that the tablet design is quite different from that of the original Motorola XOOM possibly to pre-empt any potential design-related lawsuit from Apple.

The anonymous source who provided with the picture also claims that the tablets are currently running on Android 3.2 Honeycomb and are "buggy as hell" which is not what you'd expect from a minor udate.

Still the original XOOM - which also runs Android 3.2 - is likely to fall in price as stocks are cleared, making it a rather attractive alternative to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or the iPad 2.

The XOOM 2 will almost certainly keep the same 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixels touchscreen, the same cameras, that microSD card slot, the same amount of onboard RAM but with less storage (16GB vs 32GB) to keep costs low.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.