The Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2 tablets pick up where the original Xoom tablet left off. They both offer Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE data speeds, large displays, and a stealth black finish that has been updated to feel better in the hand.
It's regrettable that they run Android 3.x Honeycomb, like the original Xoom tablet that they replace when Ice Cream Sandwich is literally already here. Still, as far as Android tablets go, these two devices are quite capable and aren't hard on the eyes. They are a bit hard on the wallet, though, with on-contract pricing starting at $429.99 for the 8.2 and $529.99 for the 10.1, both with 16GB of storage.
The two Droid Xyboard tablets are very similar in overall design and components. Both feature 1280 x 800 pixel IPS touchscreen displays in different sizes, and come equipped with a mixture of soft-touch black paint and gun metal gray panels on the rear. The 8.2-inch model offers a bit more rear-panel style, thanks to some visible bolts, but the overall look of the devices is pretty similar, down to the "cut corners" of their bodies and recessed volume controls and power buttons.
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