Motorola DROID Xyboard tablets now available online from Verizon, in stores December 12th

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| December 9, 2011

Motorola DROID Xyboard Verizon

Well, this is a nice Friday morning surprise. All five variants of Motorola's DROID Xyboard are now available from purchase for Verizon's online store, with pricing set at $429.99 or $529.99 for the 16GB or 32GB versions of the 8.2-inch model or $529.99, $629.99 or $729.99 for the big 10.1-inch brother in 16, 32, or 64GB variants. All of the aforementioned prices include a two-year contract. Although the Xyboard variants are currently only available from Verizon online, those of you that prefer a more hands-on, brick and mortar experience will be able to pick them up from a Verizon store beginning December 12th.

The fact that the DROID Xyboards appeared on Verizon's online store this morning caught some folks off guard because although Verizon had said in the past that they'd be available this month, it never gave any kind of specific launch date. Now the follow-ups to the original Honeycomb tablet are here, strange branding and all. The good news is that unlike the original Xoom, these Xyboards come with 4G LTE connectivity out of the gate. So, anyone buying?

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The DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and DROID XYBOARD 8.2 by Motorola are available online starting today at www.verizonwireless.com. Both tablets will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Monday, Dec. 12. For a limited time only, customers can take advantage of a special promotion and receive $100 off a DROID XYBOARD tablet with the purchase of a DROID RAZR™ by Motorola with a new two-year customer agreement.

Lighter than a paperback book and thinner than an AAA battery, the DROID XYBOARD tablets feature Android™ 3.2 Honeycomb, the blazing speeds of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, enterprise-grade security and the power of dual-core 1.2 GHz processors. Both tablets will be upgraded to Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Plus, they are equipped with MotoCast™ for remote access to non DRM-protected music, pictures, videos and documents stored on work or home computers’ hard drives. DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 customers can soar through the Web at blazing download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps within 4G LTE Mobile Broadband coverage areas.

Pricing:

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. All three with a new two-year customer agreement.

The 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.

Customers can visit www.droiddoes.com/xyboard for information about the DROID XYBOARD tablets by Motorola. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.