Is This the Xoom 2? UPDATE: Probably Not

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The Motorola Xoom 2 is turning into the Bigfoot of tablets. While its existence is unconfirmed, images resembling the next-generation Motorola Honeycomb tablet keep popping up. This time the evidence comes in the form of a Verizon video ad, which the company has since pulled.

Xoom 2

The tablet on display, captured in a screen grab, looks like a Xoom, complete with identical speaker placement. There are a few key differences between it and the original Xoom, including the rear-facing camera lens placement and Motorola branding. The folks at Droid-Life, who first saw the video before Verizon pulled it, confirmed that the video showed said device clearly running Honeycomb.

Earlier this month, Motorola briefly teased the Xoom 2 on its site with an image that looked nothing like the device seen in the Verizon ad. Like Verizon, Motorola also quickly pulled the image, even requesting the website Pocketnow, which first posted the pics, pull the screengrabs.

Nothing specifically is known about the Xoom 2, but it’s assumed the Android tablet will sport the latest NVIDIA quad-core Tegra 3 chip, also known as Kal-el.

Of course, current-gen Xoom owners are still waiting for the promised LTE 4G upgrade and device update to enable the Xoom to utilize its microSD card slot.

Source: Droid-Life

Update:
The video is back and posted on the Verizon Wireless YouTube account. The tablet in question appears to be a generic Verizon wireless Android tablet obviously modeled after the Xoom.

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