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Motorola XOOM 2, XOOM 2 Media Edition Hands On Preview: Pictures & Video

Motorola has launched not one but two successors to the original XOOM; the smaller and cheaper XOOM 2 Media Edition and the bigger but more expensive XOOM 2.

Our own Rob Kerr, from onemobilering, was at the launch and produced a walkthrough video for both tablets.

The video explores the various features of the XOOM 2 and the XOOM 2 Media Edition. The latter has a smaller 1280x800 screen, splash guard water proof protection, applications such as dijit, Twonky, Sketch and Motocast, which acts like a streaming app for all sorts of content.

The XOOM 2 sheds a few grams compared to the original XOOM. It also swaps the previous screen technology for a brigher IPS display, like the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. And there's even an optional stylus to write on the screen - a la HTC Flyer or Galaxy Note

Sadly, unlike with the Motorola Atrix and the Asus tablet, Motorola didn't offer an accessory that can convert the tablet into a laptop.

Rob has also produced a useful comparison of the Motorola XOOM 2 and the XOOM 2 Media Edition, in pictures and in a handy table as well as a picture walkthrough of the applications on both tablets.