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iPad 2 Rival Alert : 64GB Motorola XOOM 2 Coming?

Additional clues have emerged suggesting that Motorola is going to launch multiple versions of the XOOM 2 with various screen sizes and onboard storage capacities.

That is, if you believe this screen shot (opens in new tab) from Droid-life which appears to come from Verizon Wireless' backend stock system.

The company - which was taken over by Google earlier this year - is said to be planning a top of the range tablet with 64GB onboard storage with separate rumours pointing to a quad core processor and a 10.1-inch display with a 2048x1536 pixel resolution.

Two model numbers mentioned are the MZ617 and the MZ609 which could be referring to two tablets with different screen sizes.

We reported earlier about a certain page from a Carphone Warehouse brochure that showed a smaller 8.2-inch Motorola XOOM 2 tablet without any reference to bigger models.

In addition, there have been a number of other leaks, rumours and blurry snapshots in the past about the Motorola XOOM 2.

Whether it makes sense for Motorola to follow Samsung's example and release multiple SKUs remains to be seen. Apple sticks to only six (12 if you consider the colours) but these include Wi-Fi and 3G.

Getting a combination of screen sizes, storage capacities and connectivity would push the number of SKUs for the XOOM 2 to a whopping 18 and we're assuming that the tablet will be available in black.

Désiré Athow

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 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.