Cnet got some hands on time with a pair of new Motorola tablets looking for a release in time for the holidays. The Droid Xyboard is the sequel to the original Xoom (actually called the Xoom 2 overseas) this time coming in 2 sizes — both a 10.1-inch and 8-inch model. This is the first time we’re seeing Verizon not only confirm a still very vague December release but the device’s name as well (yes, we were hoping they would change it last minute).
Both the 10.1-inch and 8-inch Xyboards will come with largely the same specs as the previous Motorola XOOM — 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP rear/1.3MP front facing cameras — with the only real changes coming from the device’s form factor featuring a more “Droid Razr-ish” feel and hopefully a better screen. Of course, Verizon will be featuring these as the newest lineup of tablets taking advantage of their 4G LTE network.
You can expect the usual accessories like a case that conveniently keeps both the Xyboard and optional keyboard nice and safe form the elements but still no word on pricing, exact launch date (surprise!) or more in depth specifications. We expect to learn more as we near the Xyboard’s launch.