While rumors of the 7-inch version of Motorola XOOM’s tablet were taking off last week after an image of the device landed on the Internet, it looks like those initial rumors may have been a bit off target. While a 7-inch tablet is still rumored to be in the works, it seems that that tablet is actually a little bit bigger, and will be going by the name of the XOOM 2 Media Edition when it launches sometime in the future.
Details about the smaller tablet are still scarce at this point, but according to information provided to not only Engadget, but Thisismynext… as well, it looks like this tablet will feature an 8.2-inch HD IPS display, and will weigh in at only 0.95 pounds. According to the information provided, the Media Edition XOOM will be angled toward the eReader crowd, as it will also feature an anti-glare coating. There will also reportedly be an IR Blaster, and an included subwoofer just to spice things up.
No word on a release date yet, but it’s good to see that Motorola is gearing up to release tablets in all variety of sizes. Who’d be interested in an 8.2-inch tablet?