December 6, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
Verizon had been showing off the Motorola Xyboard Android tablets recently, even though the company had yet to officially announce them or provide any release information. Today, Verizon Wireless confirmed the Droid Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2 are heading to Verizon’s 4G LTE network this month.
The 10.1 and 8.2 tags are a reference to the screen size, both of which are HD IPS displays. The tablets also have 5 megapixel rear cameras with autofocus on LED flash, 1.3 megapixel HD front-facing cameras, and the ability to act as a 4G mobile hotspot.
On the software side, the Xyboards run Android 3.2 with a promise to upgrade to Android 4.0 at an undisclosed date. Preloaded apps include QuickOffice HD, Citrix GoToMeeting, MotoCast, and Dijit, an app that acts as a universal remote for TV’s, Blu-Ray, DVR, and other devices. Motorola had previously hinted at making tablets for the enterprise, but there’s a home entertainment element going on as well.
Other features include:
- Support for a stylus for note-taking, including with device
- Magnesium-reinforced bodies and Corning Gorilla Glass
- “Lighter than a paperback book and thinner than a AAA battery”
- Dual-core 1.2 GHz processors
- 1 GB of RAM
- Bluetooth keyboard and mouse portfolio (sold separately)
DROID XYBOARD 10.1 prices: 16 GB for $529.99, 32 GB for $629.99 and 64 GB for$729.99 all with a new two-year customer agreement.
DROID XYBOARD 8.2 prices: 16 GB for $429.99 and 32 GB for $529.99 both with a new two-year customer agreement.
Verizon today also announced it will deliver an all-white version of the Droid RAZR later this month. It will cost $299.99 on a two-year agreement. Anyone who purchases the phone will be able to get $100 off a Xyboard tablet and $50 off accessories for a limited time.