Verizon is planning to come out with two Motorola tablets this December, according to a report that was published on CNet. The two tablets are actually from the same Xoom 2 family, the brand that Motorola is using for the international market. The two tablets are going to be a 10 inch and an 8 inch version. But for the American market, the Xoom 2 name will be dropped in favor of Droid Xyboard. Verizonâ€™s line of high end devices is Droid, hence the name change.
The report said that the two Droid Xyboard tablets will be able to access Verizonâ€™s 4G LTE network. At the moment, the mobile service providerâ€™s LTE network is the touted as the fastest wireless connection in the country. Unfortunately, aside from these details, Verizon has not given any other details. For example, the pricing has not been given yet, nor the exact launch date for the products. But there are indications that it is going to be released sometime next week to take advantage of the Christmas shopping frenzy.
As for the tablets themselves, the Droid Xyboard will be running Android Honeycomb. It will be a lot thinner and lighter than the first Xoom tablet, which got really bad feedback because of its weight and heft. The Droid Xyboard will be powered by a 1.2Ghz dual core processor. It will have 1Gb of RAM, a 5 megapixel rear camera, and a 1.3 megapixel front camera. The technical specs of the Droid Xyboard are on par with the tablets that have come out lately. Verizon should come out with very competitive pricing if it hopes to attract buyers.
Originally posted on December 2, 2011 @ 5:19 pm