It’s finally official. Verizon Wireless has gone ahead and officially announced the Xyboard 10.1 and Xyboard 8.2, the successors to the original Motorola Xoom tablet. Instead of sticking with the Xoom 2 name, like they did in Europe, Motorola and Verizon opted for Xyboard.
Both tablets will be available sometime this month at VerizonWireless.com and at Verizon Wireless communication stores throughout the country. Not learning from their mistake with the original Xoom, Motorola has decided to release the 4G version of this tablet first, instead of launching a Wi-Fi model that people are really interested in. In addition, they have priced it high, just like the original Xoom.
The Droid Xyboard 10.1 will be available in three models: 16GB for $529.99, 32GB for $629.99, and 64GB for $729.99. All prices require a new 2-year contract with a minimum $30/month data plan. The Droid Xyboard 8.2 will be available in two models: 16GB for $429.99 and 32GB for $529.99, with a new 2-year contract.
Pricing for contract-free options were not made available.
Both Xyboard tablets features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Android 3.2 Honeycomb (Motorola has promised an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich), 1GB of RAM, front and rear-facing cameras, 4G LTE connectivity, and more.
Source: Verizon Wireless