Sunday, December 11, 2011

Verizon unveils newest 4G tablet offerings – Motorola’s DROID XYBOARD Tablets

There’s some new competition in the tablet world, with the introduction of a couple new models from Motorola.

The DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and DROID XYBOARD 8.2 are now available from Verizon Wireless, with access to the Verizon 4G LTE wireless network.

The DROID XYBOARD tablets feature the Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system and a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor. An upgrade is scheduled later on to the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

Verizon claims download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps, via its 4G network.

Additional features for DROID XYBOARD tablets:
--10.1-inch and 8.2-inch high-definition 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, for an extra monthly fee
--5-megapixel rear-facing HD cameras with digital zoom, autofocus and LED flash
--1.3-megapixel HD front-facing cameras 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

-- The DROID XYBOARD 10.1 will be available in three models: 16 GB for $529.99 and 32 GB for $629.99. The 64 GB model will be available online for $729.99. These prices come with a new 2-year customer agreement.
-- The smaller 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.

Visit for more information about the new tablets.


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