Motorola has taken the impending launch of the iPad 2 in the UK market to have a little fun with Apple fans waiting to get one by suggesting that they not waste a spate of fine weather by queueing up to get one. Instead, they can spend their time in a local pub after putting in an online order for a Xoom.
In a statement covered by TechRadar, Moto’s UK marketing team said, “Not keen to waste the finest weather we’ve had in ages waiting in a queue? Idea of surviving overnight on mundane take-away with some frankly questionable queue buddies leave you cold? Fear not friends, ditch the winter coat, head out for a pint and pre-order your Motorola Xoom online instead!”
iPad 2 goes on sale in the UK Friday, March 25th, at 5:00 PM local. The device also goes on sale in 24 other markets, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Of course, the Xoom WiFi model is still available only as a pre-order, so if you’re heading to that pub to wait for your Xoom, you may want to take a sleeping bag. For those interested, we have also posted the specs for iPad, iPad 2, and Xoom for comparison.