Motorola Droid Xyboard Verizon Launch Officially Confirmed

December 2, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Motorola fans, the time to play with the company’s latest tablet – Droid Xyboard is nearing.

You might remember we had updated you on the slate and its launch details just a week before.

Though the details were extracted from a leaked document, now it is officially confirmed that Verizon itself will be releasing the Xyboard this month. As we reported earlier, Verizon Wireless will be launching the Xyboard in two versions: 8-inch and 10-inch.

The 4G LTE connectivity of the Xyboard has been confirmed by the guys in Motorola. Thinner than Xoom, the tablet comes with the same design cues as of the Droid RAZR.

The Android 3.2 Honeycomb slate features sharp corners and not the usual rounded edges seen in other tablets and the Xoom. Talking about internal features, the Xyboard is packed with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor for power, 1GB RAM, 16GB built-in memory and dual cameras: a 5-megapixel rear shooter and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing snapper.

The screens of the Xyboard tablets are protected by the scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. Mostly suited for the Business customers, the 10-inch model comes with a stylus to scribble quick notes.

On the other hand, the 8-inch version comes as a media-centric one, sporting a 2.1 virtual surround sound system that includes a subwoofer. Other than the US release, the Xyboard tablets are also expected to arrive in UK and Ireland.

On pricing, Verizon hints that the slates will be coming with an affordable price tag for the entry models. From what we could glean from the early leaked details, the 8-inch model should be coming with an optional 16GB and 32GB storage, whereas the 10-inch device should be available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB memory options.

The Xyboard tablets are priced in a range starting from $299.99 up to a maximum of $729.99. They are expected to arrive in Verizon stores on December 8.

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