US TABLET MAKER Motorola might bring out 3G versions of its freshly announced Xoom 2 tablets.
Yesterday we saw the two devices at a briefing with Motorola where the firm told us the tablets would have no 3G versions or memory expansion via SD card. However, the models we saw clearly had some slots that weren't supposed to be present.
As you can see in the picture of the larger 10.1in model, there is a plastic cover with a microSD card slot and a SIM card slot. We questioned Motorola about these only to be told that the tablets were pre-production and that there was no announcement about 3G models.
Instead, the two tablets will come with only 16GB of internal storage, no SD or microSD card slot and no 3G model when they launch later this month. It seems awfully strange for the company to demonstrate models that clearly have these features.
Furthermore online retailer Clove has announced that 3G models are "likely to arrive" and put up product pages for both models.
Motorola told us, "there is no announcement for 3G models".
It would seem likely for the firm to offer a 3G option with the Xoom 2. After all, the original Xoom had a 3G version. As for expansion, we're utterly confused as to why there would be no SD or microSD card slot included, especially since there is only the 16GB internal storage option.
We'll have to wait and see if Motorola announces any changes to the existing Xoom 2 models and 3G models in the future. µ
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