Motorola DROID XYBOARD branding confirmed, a pair of LTE tablets launching on Verizon by year's end

Motorola DROID XYBOARD branding confirmed, a pair of LTE tablets launching on Verizon by year's end
Well, it turns out that the rumors were on the right track. The Motorola XOOM 2 and its little brother, the XOOM 2 Media Edition, will both carry the DROID XYBOARD branding when they launch on Verizon. Furthermore, both tablets will be equipped with LTE radios and will be out in the U.S. before the year's end, as the carrier stated.  

The Motorola XOOM 2 is a 10.1-inch tablet that was unveiled in the U.K. about a month ago, along with the 8.2-inch XOOM 2 Media Edition. Both of them run Honeycomb and are thinner than the original Motorola XOOM. In terms of hardware, the tablets are pretty similar as they are both powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor backed up by a gig of RAM and have a pair of cameras – a 5-megapixel one on the back and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter.

However, while the 10.1-inch XYBOARD will come with a stylus and will be targeting business customers, its 8.2-inch counterpart will be more of a media-centric device as it comes with virtual surround sound and... a subwoofer. When it comes to accessories, a keyboard and cover combo is in stock for the 10.1-inch tablet, and a docking station will be offered for the 8.2-inch model.

Bear in mind, that neither Motorola nor Verizon provided a full list of the XYBOARD tablets' tech specs, so their hardware might still vary from that of their European variants. Their price was not disclosed either, but if the rumors are to be trusted, $529 is what the 10.1-inch model will cost.

source: CNET


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XOOM 2
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Storage 32 GB
XOOM 2 Media Edition
  • Display 8.2" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 3900 mAh

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7 Comments

1. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

whats the point of a dual core processor in these tablets when in a week or so a quad core tablet in the transformer prime is releasing? nobody is going to want the xoom 2

2. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Um. Xyboard? Is that supposed to be a homophone for "cyborg"? Silly name meaning nothing... good job, Moto.

3. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Yay! A 2-year contact on a tablet that will be obsolete in a month.

4. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

No offense to anyone, but my smartphone does everything that these tablets do plus more. I'll stick with my laptop for the time being, it's small enough. No bueno, Verizon.

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the Droid branding will definitely help these things get out the door. i can't wait to see the marketing campaign they throw for these things. i'd take a Media Edition myself for a good deal.

6. whiteninjazx6r

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Hey! I have one of these now, but mine makes phone calls, has a smaller screen, fits in my pocket, and costs less! Plus its way more handy! And better battery life! Its called a Droid RAZR. Seriously...this is stupid. IF most people actually had a real good excuse to need a tablet...just get a Asus T-Prime.

7. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Maybe Motorola hates tablets. Xyboard? Really?!

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