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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Motorola Unveils Droid Xyboard Tablets


Motorola this week unveiled its two newest entries in the tablet game, the Droid Xyboard 10.1 and Droid Xyboard 8.2. Both units will come packed with 1.2-GHz dual-core processors, 1GB of RAM, and will run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Initially the devices will come loaded with Google’s Android Honeycomb, but according to Motorola, they will both be receiving over-the-air updates for Ice Cream Sandwich.

A 16GB version of the 10.1-inch Xyboard will cost you 28,277 with an included two-year Verizon Wireless data contract, while the 32GB and 64GB versions will charge you 33,625 and 38,971, respectively. A 16GB 8.1-inch Xyboard will be available for 22,935, while a 32GB version will cost 28,277. There is no 64GB version.


Motorola says they will be hitting the street later this month. Keep it locked in for our full reviews of both of these tablets when we get them. The tablets will come wrapped in magnesium-reinforced bodies with aluminum housings that are sure to help in the durability department.


Their displays will also be covered in Corning Gorilla Glass to help protect them when you inevitably drop them on the floor. Motorola says both tablets are thinner than an AAA battery and thinner lighter than a paperback book. For the business set, the Xyboards will be loaded with Quickoffice HD and Citrix GoToMeeting. The 10.1inch will also offer stylus support, as well as an included precision-tip stylus. And when you are done with work, you can open the included Dijit app and use your Xyboard as a universal remote.