Verizon Announces the Motorola Xyboard Android Tablet

So Verizon has just announced the Motorola Xyboard Android tablet and it’s expensive as one might expect, but I didn’t think I see a $730 price tag on top of new 2yr contract and $30 per month data plan. That price is for the 10.1” 64gb version, you can also get 32gb and 16gb by knocking off $100 from the price. They also have the 8.2” ones available as well, but if you’re spending that kind of money why not just get the bigger one?! Specs are decent on the tablets with 5mp rear camera and 1.3mp front camera along with a dual core 1.2ghz CPU and everything else you’ve come to expect like Bluetooth and Wi-fi etc.

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The new DROID XYBOARD tablets both boast the blazing speeds of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network and the power of dual-core 1.2 GHz processors, 1 GB of RAM and MotoCast for remote access to non DRM-protected music, pictures, videos and documents stored on work or home computers’ hard drives.  Both are equipped with scratch-resistant displays that use Corning® Gorilla® Glass to stay brilliant and a coating of water-repellent nanoparticles makes them resistant to accidental spills and splashes.

Lighter than a paperback book and thinner than an AAA battery, the DROID XYBOARD tablets feature Android 3.2 Honeycomb, brilliant high-definition displays with wide viewing angles, magnesium-reinforced bodies with aluminum housing and super portable form-factors.  Both tablets offer robust Business Ready features, including enterprise-grade security and apps such as Quickoffice HD® for document editing and creation, Citrix® GoToMeeting for productivity and collaboration and Google Talkfor video conferencing.

The DROID XYBOARD 10.1 is optimized for productivity with stylus support for easy notetaking and markup using a precision tip stylus, included in the box. The XYBOARD 8.2 is perfect for portable entertainment with 2.1 adaptive virtual surround sound and a high-definition display for enjoying Netflixmovies in up to HD quality, concert-like music and serious gaming.  Powered by the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 customers can soar through the Web at blazing speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps within 4G LTE Mobile Broadband coverage areas.

Additional features for DROID XYBOARD tablets:

  • 10.1-inch and 8.2-inch high-definition In-Plane Switching (IPS) display for DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and DROID XYBOARD 8.2 respectively
  • Mobile Hotspot Capability – share 4G LTE connection with up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing HD cameras with digital zoom, autofocus and LED flash,  optimized for capturing the moment
  • 1.3-megapixel HD front-facing cameras perfect for video chatting with friends and family
  • Dijit app allows DROID XYBOARD tablets to double as a universal remote control with an electronic programming guide for TVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, digital video records (DVR), and most other consumer electronics
  • Support for Google Mobile Services including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Search, Google Mapsand access to millions of books from Google Books
  • Supports a wide array of separately purchased accessories including an HD station for connecting to speakers and a larger screen, an HD dock to send content via HDMI out to HDTVs and home theater speaker systems and a stylish portfolio with Bluetooth®-enabled keyboard and mouse
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity (802.11 a/b/g/n)

Pricing:

  • Both DROID XYBOARD tablets will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online this month.
  • The DROID XYBOARD 10.1 will be available in three models: 16 GB for $529.99, 32 GB for $629.99and 64 GB for $729.99 all with a new two-year customer agreement.
  • The DROID XYBOARD 8.2 will be available in two models: 16 GB for $429.99 and 32 GB for$529.99 both with a new two-year customer agreement.
  • Customers that purchase a DROID XYBOARD tablet will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband data plan starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.
  • DROID RAZR in white will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online this month for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.  Customers that purchase a DROID RAZR will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30monthly access for 2 GB of data.

Special promotion:

  • Customers will receive $100 off a DROID XYBOARD tablet and $50 off select Motorola accessories for a limited time when a customer purchases a DROID RAZR by Motorola with a new two-year customer agreement.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

  • http://www.motoask.com motorola droid

    Hmmmm. Xyboard or the Asus Transformer Prime with Tegra 3, better screen
    …….same price……..better keyboard battery backup
    accessory…Motorola fans will have ahard time with this one..

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