Verizon DROID XYBOARD 8.2 and 10.1 official

Dec 6, 2011
Verizon DROID XYBOARD 8.2 and 10.1 official

Verizon has made the DROID XYBOARD Android tablets official, the 4G LTE versions of Motorola's XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition slates. The 10.1-inch and 8.2-inch tablets each have a 1280 x 800 IPS display, 5-megapixel main camera and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, along with WiFi a/b/g/n and that all important EVDO Rev.A/LTE. An upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich is expected in the new year.

There's also an infrared port, which - along with the Dijit app that comes preloaded - allows the two XYBOARD tablets to work as universal remote controls. Other connectivity includes HDMI, with an optional HD dock with an HDMI-through connection, and an HD station with connections for speakers and an external display.

The LTE connection can be shared out between up to eight WiFi-tethered clients using the hotspot feature, and each slate uses a 1.2GHz dual-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. Android 3.2 Honeycomb comes loaded on both, and the 10.1-inch model also gets a stylus.

Both of the Verizon DROID XYBOARD tablets are expected to go on sale before the end of the year. The DROID XYBOARD 10.1 will be available at 16GB for $529.99, 32GB for $629.99 and 64GB for $729.99, while the DROID XYBOARD 8.2 will be available in in 16GB format for $429.99 and 32GB for $529.99. Each will demand a new, two-year data plan, priced from $30 per month.

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