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Media Release
21 February 2012

Building on the success of Motorola XOOM™, Motorola Mobility and Telstra are bringing the faster, slimmer and lighter Motorola XOOM™ 2 tablet to Australia from today.

Andrew Volard, Director, Telstra Mobile said  tablets are fast becoming a must-have companion for Australians who want to take games, magazines, video and productivity tools with them on the road.

“Motorola XOOM 2 is even faster, slimmer and lighter than the original. It’s a great travel companion that brings together a vibrant high-definition touch screen, made-for-tablet apps like Gmail™ and YouTube™ and home screens that are easy to personalise with apps, shortcuts and widgets. It slips easily into a bag or a satchel and its distinct angular corners make it a pleasure to hold – even for extended periods. Teamed with Australia’s largest national mobile network, Motorola XOOM 2 is the perfect tool for viewing, creating and sharing content in more places.”

“Our first award-winning tablet, the Motorola XOOM, was a great achievement for Motorola. We’ve built on that success to create Motorola XOOM 2, an outstanding, super-powerful device that meets the needs of today’s always-on generation at an extremely competitive price point,” said Timo Brouwer, managing director, ANZ and South Pacific, Motorola Mobility. ”Motorola XOOM 2 is the ultimate device for home, work and play, and comes packed with apps like MOTOPRINT and MotoCast™, which you won’t find on any other Android™-powered tablet.”

The new Motorola XOOM 2 features Android™ 3.2, a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, a brilliant display with scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass, and a splashguard coating for a go anywhere, do everything attitude. The tablet also includes the new MotoCast™ app that lets owners stream their music, photos, videos and documents from their computer to their tablet without any media tools, apps, or cords. For business customers, it means that they have easy access to files and documents on their office PC, whenever they need.

Lighter and brighter
Motorola XOOM 2 sports a 10.1-inch widescreen HD display and Android™ 3.2 Honeycomb like its predecessor, but improves on it. The display is brighter and more vibrant than before with colour enhancement, and the edges have been strategically designed to make the tablet more comfortable to hold – this tablet is easy on the eyes, and easy on the hands. Motorola XOOM 2 is also loaded with business ready features like VPN support and data encryption.

Motorola XOOM 2 also features MOTOPRINT integrated into key apps so customers can print wirelessly from their tablet.  It is more than 100 grams lighter than the original Motorola XOOM to make it even easier to take on the road, and can withstand poolside use, spilled drinks or dashes out to the car in the rain thanks to its new splash-guard coating.  A battery delivering up to 10 hours of video playback means it can go with owners wherever they need to be.

Accessories to connect to your life easier, from more places
Customers can connect Motorola XOOM 2 to their compatible HDTV via the included HDMI cable and comfortably enjoy large-screen entertainment. Owners can get more done, faster with any keyboard and mouse using built-in Bluetooth technology.

 

  Motorola Xoom 2
Processor 1.2GHz dual-core processor
Software Android™ 3.2 Honeycomb – upgradable to Android™ 4.0 in the future
Display 10.1” HD display with scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Special features Splash-guard and special flattened edges for easier holding
Camera 1.3 MP front and 5 MP rear-facing HD cameras with digital zoom, auto focus, and LED flash
Memory 1GB RAM; in-built 32 GB storage, additional 32 GB microSD slot
Battery life Up to 10 hours of video playback / Up to 28 days stand-by on 3G
Sound 3D virtual surround sound
Dimensions 253.9 mm x 173.6 mm x 8.8 mm
Weight 603 g
Enterprise features Business Ready with enterprise-grade security and Active Sync for work email, contacts and calendar. USB and HDMI connectivity, pre-loaded Citrix® Receiver® and Citrix® GoToMeeting®.  Preloaded with MotoCast™ so you can access and stream your files from your PC or Mac to your tablet. Other pre-loaded apps include Fuze™ for video conferencing, Evernote™ for note taking and Skitch™ drawing images.
Mobile Connectivity Customers can enjoy fast, reliable internet connectivity in more places on the Telstra Mobile Network. 3G connectivity on the 850/900/1900/2100 bands with a 14.4 Mbps peak downlink rating. Actual speeds are less (typical download speeds are 550kbps – 3 mbps) (not upgradable to 4G LTE). Actual speeds vary due to factors such as location, distance from the base station, local terrain, user numbers, hardware & software configuration and download source/upload destination. Visit telstra.com/mobilebbcoverage for details of coverage areas.
Preloaded applications Access to Google Mobile™ Services, including Google Maps™ with Navigation, Google Talk™ and browsing

Accessories to connect to your life easier, from more places
Customers can connect Motorola XOOM 2 to their compatible HDTV via the included HDMI cable and comfortably enjoy large-screen entertainment. Owners can get more done, faster with any keyboard and mouse using built-in Bluetooth technology.

 

Pricing and availability
Motorola XOOM 2 is available from Telstra stores and partners from Tuesday 21 February. It can be purchased outright for $720 RRP or teamed with a plan that includes a generous monthly data allowance and which allows eligible customers to pay the device off over 24 months.

Motorola XOOM 2 consumer plans

  $29 Data+ Tablet Plan $39 Data+ Tablet Plan $49 Data+ Tablet Plan $89 Data+ Tablet Plan
Device RRP (if purchased outright) $720      
Minimum Monthly Plan Spend (Minimum term 24 months) $29 $39 $49 $89
Monthly device repayment, after MRO Bonus credit (for eligible customers) $20 $20 $20 $10
Included monthly Data for use in Australia 1GB 4GB 8GB 15GB
Minimum Monthly Spend $49 $59 $69 $99
Min cost over 24 months $1176 $1416 $1656 $2376

 

Pre-Paid Offer

Customers will also be able to purchase Motorola XOOM 2 outright and team it with Telstra’s Pre-Paid Data+ Cap offer, which allows customers to top up data as and when they need. A range of recharge denominations are available, including a popular $150 recharge plan that includes 10GB of data to use in Australia with a 365 day expiry period. 

More details can be found at: telstra.com.au/xoom2

Telstra Business plans

Telstra Business customers will also be able to take up the XOOM 2 with a range of Telstra Mobile Broadband® Member Plans over 24 months, including Shared plans, giving business customers the ability to share unused data across eligible services on the same account while in Australia.

More details can be found at: telstra.com/business/tablets

 

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