Verizon Confirms Two New 4G DROID Tablets, XyBoard Name Is Here To Stay
Verizon is prepping two new 4G LTE tablets for the month of December, an 8-inch and 10.1-inch device both to succeed the Motorola Xoom. CNET recently received some hands-on time with both devices and have confirmed that they will be marketed as the DROID XyBoard. However, both will be known as the Motorola Xoom 2 overseas.
As we have previously seen, both tablets share the same design cues as the DROID RAZR. Rather than the typical rounded edges of other tablets, the XyBoard features oddly sharp corners.
Both devices have a 1.2GHZ dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4G LTE connectivity and run Android 3.x Honeycomb. Each device also has a 5-megapixel rear-camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing one. The XyBoard is thinner than the original Xoom and features Cornings Gorilla Glass. The 10-inch Xyboard includes a stylus for business orientated users, while the smaller device is considered more media-centric with a 2.1 virtual surround sound system – subwoofer included.
There has been no official word on pricing, however we previously reported that models will start at $429. It is disappointing to see that these two flagship tablets are running last years dual-core technology and operating systems, where is the quad-core and Ice Cream Sandwich?
12-02-2011 04:53 PM
no doubt dumb name.they defo needed the quad and ics.
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I guess no ICS for us xoom owners it figures though.
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This press release from Motorola's site - Three new ways to seize control by Motorola | The Official Motorola Blog - Motorola Mobility, Inc. USA, says both tablets will be ICS upgradeable when available. They will also debut a white Droid Razr that will also be ICS upgradeable. All 3 will be available this month for Verizon. Prices are also included in the press release.
Anyone going to upgrade their Xoom? If I wasn't an early adopter and had gotten the Xoom for $199, I'd consider getting one, but I can't see myself paying almost a grand for 2 tablets in the same year.
There is no way I'll upgrade for 500 bux when this one was 200. When you put them both in a case, you won't even be able to tell the difference. Weight and shape... Speed I doubt that is noticeably faster either. Only thing is the IRELAND port that I like. I'm happy with your screen as well so...
Originally Posted by hbniner
Now if it was like the transformer prime, i would have been pretty pissed.
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Why is it that one pad simply isn't enough? Even when I first got mine, I had to go looking for the next one.
I was happy with my notebooks for a couple of years each, desktops just sat there until they needed upgrading or replacing but pads are just addicting.
seems to be a waste of money if you have a Xoom and then get a XyBoard... not an upgrade really...
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How are any of these upgrades to my zoom? Minus the 4 g that is. Am I missing something? Where there hardware upgrades I missed?
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The upgrades are most certainly there. While it's not Transformer Prime fast, it's absolutely faster in every way than the Xoom. The Xyboard benches higher in just about everything as well. The screen is a huge upgrade from the Xoom, going back and forth between the two it's obvious the Xoom's screen looks washed out with poor color representation and weaker blacks. The new IR remote function is also nice, as is the added thinness. I wouldn't really upgrade from the Xoom to this but for someone who doesn't already have a tablet this is a great buy.