The Motorola DROID XYBOARD LTE tablets now launched at Verizon, starting at $429.99
The Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions, whereas the DROID XYBOARD 8.2 comes in 16GB and 32GB versions only. The XYBOARD 10.1 costs $529.99, $629.99 and $729.99, respectively, whereas the 8.2 is $429.99 for the 16GB unit and $529.99 for the one with 32GB of internal memory.
Both tablets are way slimmer and lighter than the original Motorola XOOM, and run Android 3.2 Honeycomb out of the box. In terms of hardware, the tablets are pretty similar to one another 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 5MP one on the back, capable of 720p HD video recording, and a 1.3MP front-facing shooter. Besides, both of them offer 1280x800 displays reinforced with Corning Gorilla Glass, and are protected by a water-repellent nanocoating. The 10-incher comes with an included stylus pen for doodling on the capacitive touchscreen.
The icing on the cake is LTE connectivity, and the 7000mAh battery on the 10-incher is tested to last more than 10 hours of video playback or browsing (8 if browsing is via LTE), and more than a month of standby. The 8.2" DROID XYBOARD has a more modest 3960mAh battery which gets you 6 hours of browsing (5 via LTE), and 6 hours of video playback.
Verizon is sweetening the XYBOARD deal if you buy a Motorola DROID RAZR from the carrier, as it will chop off a $100 off the tablets' price, plus you will have matching design in the corners.