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Verizon and Motorola announce 2 new Android tablets

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 07 Dec 2011 3:58 User comments (9)

Verizon and Motorola announce 2 new Android tablets Motorola Mobility and Verizon have announced two new Android tablets, the DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and DROID XYBOARD 8.2, featuring a 10.1 inch and 8.2 inch display respectively.
The tablets will ship with Android 3.2 (Honeycomb), but upgrades to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) are planned for some point in the future.

Both tablets feature dual core 1.2GHz processors and 1GB RAM. They also have 5 megapixel rear-facing cameras with digital zoom, autofocus and LED flash and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing cameras for video chat.

There will also be accessories available, including a HD dock for connecting to an external display via HDMI.

Software included with the DROID XYBOARD tablets will include the Dijit app enabling their use as universal remote controls with an electronic programming guide for TVs, Blu-ray players, DVRs, and other consumer electronics.

Additionally, the 10.1 inch model has stylus support and comes with a precision tip stylus.

The DROID XYBOARD 10.1 will be available with 16GB of storage for $529.99, 32GB for $629.99 and 64GB for $729.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.

The 8.2 inch XYBOARD will be released in just two versions, a 16GB model for $429.99 or 32GB for $529.99, once again a new two-year customer agreement.

A subscription to a Verizon mobile data plan is required with either one.

Verizon will also be offering a $100 discount on either tablet and $50 off selected Motorola accessories with the purchase of the new Motorola DROID RAZR Android smartphone.

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9 user comments

17.12.2011 7:46

What no quad core :( although IR is pretty cool, especially if it has a learning mode.

27.12.2011 7:47

What is the problem with the crappy cameras they put on these things?Its not like there some top secret technology anymore.And they probly cost less then ten bucks to make the little camera.


If its got tits tires or electronics its gonna give ya problems

37.12.2011 7:51

I think the mantra is as the forward facing camera is only used for short range shorts (normally web chat) which normally only runs a low res its not worth bestowing them with a higher pixel count would not make as much sense as putting a better CCD into the rear facing camera. That said your right there cant be a lot of price between the costs of the CCDs compared with the overall production cost of the device.

47.12.2011 8:02

So why is this priced more than the transformer prime or iPad for that matter? I don't really see the incentive for this mid tier tablet.


"Cable thief is a victimless crime."

57.12.2011 8:06

@ plutonash, its obviously the precision tip on the stylus, they are obviously very costly to produce lol.

67.12.2011 11:44

Good F-ing lord! either of these things was more than a down payment on a new car! I could get the new Samsung 4 core jobby from a rent-a-joint on a 2 year deal & feel more room in my keister than this. I really have to find my buddy over at Verizon & get him to spill the beans on the government supplier for the weed these guys are smoking because it is literally nuclear reactive!


77.12.2011 21:02

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Good F-ing lord! either of these things was more than a down payment on a new car! I could get the new Samsung 4 core jobby from a rent-a-joint on a 2 year deal & feel more room in my keister than this. I really have to find my buddy over at Verizon & get him to spill the beans on the government supplier for the weed these guys are smoking because it is literally nuclear reactive!
LMFAO!!!! Dude thanks a bunch! I needed that. I havent laughed that hard in a loooong time. "& feel more room in my keister"....WTF???!!!!! Still LMFAO!!!
And I always thought prior to this that if you were to get the literal shaft up the ol' bunghole that this was bad enough but I realize now that it would depend on how much the rapist jammed in you. Yeah, I flat out refuse to buy any product that plays this game with $100 price increases for incremental doubling of memory. Its fucking ridiculous and needs to stop. And these tech corporations are all guilty of it. Thats why I havent bought any Apple products in years cuz they wont make something that lets you upgrade your own memory. You should check out the prices of the new PROPRIETARY memory that the new Sony PSP VITA is going to have. Read about it here on AfterDawn. They took this shite to a whole new level. And they can take it up theirs from now on. At least M$ got the message and got rid of the proprietary only memory for their XBOX 360.

88.12.2011 12:08

Originally posted by SoulGLOW:
LMFAO!!!! Dude thanks a bunch! I needed that. I havent laughed that hard in a loooong time. "& feel more room in my keister"....WTF???!!!!! Still LMFAO!!!
Glad to be there for you! Certainly glad to see you get my sense of humor. I know I rant, but it's never really meant to hurt anyone's feelings.

This business model of "what the market will bear" caca de' toro" has got to stop & I mean now. Just cause a guy can afford 1 hamburger at $3 doesn't mean he's going to show up & buy one every day at that. But sell that same hamburger at $1 & not only will he show up every day, but the poor guy that couldn't afford one at all show up once a week finally show up to buy one, but the rich asshole that never buys hamburgers (or gets everybody to buy his hamburgers for him because that's what rich bastards do) starts showing up. Now by sheer volume your hamburger joint is blisteringly rich.

Plus you hired a few people & made them happy cause they have a job & all the other kudos that goes with them spending money in the grand scheme of our economy. THAT'S the real "trickle down effect", but you don't hear about that plan from the politicians.

No, you get the same channels from Sodomy Central from the article above...

911.12.2011 9:25

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Originally posted by SoulGLOW:
LMFAO!!!! Dude thanks a bunch! I needed that. I havent laughed that hard in a loooong time. "& feel more room in my keister"....WTF???!!!!! Still LMFAO!!!
Glad to be there for you! Certainly glad to see you get my sense of humor. I know I rant, but it's never really meant to hurt anyone's feelings.

This business model of "what the market will bear" caca de' toro" has got to stop & I mean now. Just cause a guy can afford 1 hamburger at $3 doesn't mean he's going to show up & buy one every day at that. But sell that same hamburger at $1 & not only will he show up every day, but the poor guy that couldn't afford one at all show up once a week finally show up to buy one, but the rich asshole that never buys hamburgers (or gets everybody to buy his hamburgers for him because that's what rich bastards do) starts showing up. Now by sheer volume your hamburger joint is blisteringly rich.

Plus you hired a few people & made them happy cause they have a job & all the other kudos that goes with them spending money in the grand scheme of our economy. THAT'S the real "trickle down effect", but you don't hear about that plan from the politicians.

No, you get the same channels from Sodomy Central from the article above...
-chuckle- Yup and No vaseline -chuckle-

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