Motorola DROID Xyboard (5 Different Configurations) Offiicially and Formally Announced for This Month


Verizon has officially announced the Motorola DROID Xyboard 4G Android tablet. They’d already given public confirmation of its existence before, even acknowledging it in a press release, but it’s all a bit more formal now. Coming sometime this month, the device will come in a few different configurations.

For the 8.2 inch Xyboard, you can get a 16GB version for $430 or a 32GB version for $530. For the 10.1 inch version, you can get 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models for $530, $630 and $730, respectively. All of these prices are after signing a new two-year agreement.

Common specs for both include a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, a 5 megapixel main camera, MOTOCAST and Android 3.2. They have also mentioned that the device will be getting the upgrade to Android 4.0 sometime down the line.

If you happen to be looking into any of these tablets and the DROID RAZR on two-year agreements, you can get $100 off of the tablets and $50 to use toward accessories. Not a bad deal if your life is going to be primarily Moto-filled. Verizon has also mentioned that the White DROID RAZR will launch this month. Read on for full press details.



New Tablets Elevate Customers into an Unprecedented Realm of Communication, Entertainment and Productivity; Verizon Wireless Also Offering New DROID RAZR by Motorola in White, Just in Time for the Holidays


BASKING RIDGE, N.J, and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) and Verizon Wireless today introduced two new additions to the DROID family to deliver new and unparalleled experiences on America’s fastest, most reliable 4G network, the DROID XYBOARD tablets.  The two new DROID tablets present new options for consumers looking to stay connected, productive and entertained.  Additionally, Verizon Wireless will debut the trendsetting DROID RAZR by Motorola in a flashy new white color, a unique gift for the winter holidays.  All three products will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.


The new DROID XYBOARD tablets both boast the blazing speeds of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network and the power of dual-core 1.2 GHz processors, 1 GB of RAM and MotoCast for remote access to non DRM-protected music, pictures, videos and documents stored on work or home computers’ hard drives.  Both are equipped with scratch-resistant displays that use Corning® Gorilla® Glass to stay brilliant and a coating of water-repellent nanoparticles makes them resistant to accidental spills and splashes.


Lighter than a paperback book and thinner than an AAA battery, the DROID XYBOARD tablets feature Android 3.2 Honeycomb, brilliant high-definition displays with wide viewing angles, magnesium-reinforced bodies with aluminum housing and super portable form-factors.  Both tablets offer robust Business Ready features, including enterprise-grade security and apps such as Quickoffice HD® for document editing and creation, Citrix® GoToMeeting for productivity and collaboration and Google Talk for video conferencing.


The DROID XYBOARD 10.1 is optimized for productivity with stylus support for easy notetaking and markup using a precision tip stylus, included in the box. The XYBOARD 8.2 is perfect for portable entertainment with 2.1 adaptive virtual surround sound and a high-definition display for enjoying Netflix movies in up to HD quality, concert-like music and serious gaming.  Powered by the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 customers can soar through the Web at blazing speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps within 4G LTE Mobile Broadband coverage areas.


Additional features for DROID XYBOARD tablets:

  • ·        10.1-inch and 8.2-inch high-definition In-Plane Switching (IPS) display for DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and DROID XYBOARD 8.2 respectively
  • ·        Mobile Hotspot Capability – share 4G LTE connection with up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • ·        5-megapixel rear-facing HD cameras with digital zoom, autofocus and LED flash,  optimized for capturing the moment
  • ·        1.3-megapixel HD front-facing cameras perfect for video chatting with friends and family
  • ·        Dijit app allows DROID XYBOARD tablets to double as a universal remote control with an electronic programming guide for TVs, Blu-ray Disc players, digital video records (DVR), and most other consumer electronics
  • ·        Support for Google Mobile Services including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Search, Google Maps™ and access to millions of books from Google Books
  • ·        Supports a wide array of separately purchased accessories including an HD station for connecting to speakers and a larger screen, an HD dock to send content via HDMI out to HDTVs and home theater speaker systems and a stylish portfolio with Bluetooth®-enabled keyboard and mouse
  • ·        Wi-Fi Connectivity (802.11 a/b/g/n)



  • ·        Both DROID XYBOARD tablets will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at this month.
  • ·        The DROID XYBOARD 10.1 will be available in three models: 16 GB for $529.99, 32 GB for $629.99 and 64 GB for $729.99 all 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.
  • DROID RAZR in white will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at this month for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.  Customers that purchase a DROID RAZR will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.


Special promotion:

  • ·        Customers will receive $100 off a DROID XYBOARD tablet and $50 off select Motorola accessories for a limited time when a customer purchases a DROID RAZR by Motorola with a new two-year customer agreement.


For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Media can access high-resolution images of the DROID XYBOARD tablets and DROID RAZR by Motorola in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at


About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at


About Motorola Mobility

Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC.  Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc. Google, Android Market, Google Maps Navigation Beta, Google Mail, and YouTube are trademarks of Google, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.   © 2011 Motorola Mobility, Inc. All rights reserved.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. The thing that pisses me off most about this is that the Galaxy Nexus is supposedly right around the corner and never got one of these press releases telling us anything. We already have the pricing on this and not on the Nexus? Fuck you Verizon.

    1. It should be obvious at this point that Verizon(much like the honey badger) doesn’t give a sh!t about the Gnex.

    2. you mad,bro?

  2. UGLY! I will never buy a single Motorola product as long as they look like that.

  3. Am I the only ones that thinks these prices are ridiculous?

    1. No WAY would I pay that much for subsidized equipment. I have no idea what they think they doing.

    2. Nope, I was thinking the same.  Full price with a two year contract is insane. Obviously they learned nothing from the Xoom price failure.

  4. Those are some really steep prices after signing a 2year agreement…. o_O?
    I smell this once again going the way of the Xoom. Has Moto learned nothing?

  5. So they can announce this, but they can’t announce the Nexus! Eat a dick VZW!

  6. these prices are always going to leave a bitter taste in my mouth

  7. If you’re going to be purchasing a RAZR… Why not just pay the $30 a month tethering charge, and get a WiFi tablet instead. Motorola is going to lock the heck out of the bootloader, so I’m not sure why you’d want a locked phone AND a locked down tablet. 

    For phones I can understand consumers accepting a locked bootloader, but for tablets… why wouldn’t you want the choice? Especially with ICS and WIndows8 coming down the line?

  8. anything more that $199 for a tablet locked to a two year agreement is ridonkulous…I agree with the poster that said just buy a WiFi version and tether to your phone

  9. Holy crap, I wouldn’t pay those prices without a contract (knowing MUCH better tablets are right around the corner that look a lot less ugly!), nevermind pay that much while locked into one.

    Nice fail Moto/Verizon.

  10. iPad costs $200 to make (2 years ago) and the price has never come down. This is the way Appel does business. Moto, lol uhhh…

    Nobody wants to buy your crap at the same price, at those prices I might as well buy a lame iPad too! and I’m Fapple!

  11. I thought that sounded a little steep for the specs before I saw the 2 year contract… Ridiculous… ASUS Prime is cheaper and way better specs… Another bad move Motorola…

  12. That pricing is crazy, other than 4G LTE option, the transformer prime blows this thing out of the water in performance and pricing.

    1. Exactly.  I’ll just tether to my Prime to my Thunderbolt.  These prices are ridiculous.

  13.       ” Dijit™ app allows DROID XYBOARD tablets to double as a
    universal remote control with an electronic programming guide for TVs,
    Blu-ray Disc™ players, digital video records (DVR), and most other consumer electronics”

    this is about the only thing interesting.  Its ugly, its moto, and its big red.  3 big reasons to avoid.  Also, yes, the prices are too high for this.  It should/will flop like the xoom.

  14. Over priced and no specs on the processor that I can see.  No thanks, give me a XFormer Prime.

  15. lol idiots at verizon think people are gonna pay for this over the prime hahah

  16. $729 for a subsidized tablet that doesn’t have that much better specs than the original Xoom… seriously, wtf. I don’t even see why companies are releasing a 2nd tablet with basically the same hardware when quad-core is around the corner. I wish they would stop releasing devices for the sake of releasing devices and make 1 amazing one each year… that aside, the price is insane. But its being sold on Verizon, so I expect insane prices.

  17. Wow. $400-600 WITH a contract? I would expect to see those prices sans-contract, and around $200-300 on contract.

    As it is, I love Motorola, and I really want the 8″ tab, but I can’t buy it at that price. Maybe Amazon Wireless will have one of their special deals.

  18. the xoom was so disappointing that i almost cant even take any of these tablets serious.but im going to keep saying that for android in general,they are still another year away,at least,from having a quality tablet OS.and until then,there is no point in buying one

  19. WTH?! I gotta buy an 8″ tab ON A CONTRACT???!!! absolutely not! Especially not when I had already planned on using it on WiFi to begin with! I thought this thing would have been ~$400 with just WiFi and why would I need a contract for that? Anybody got any suggestions for me now? Uggghhh

  20. Two words:  Transformer Prime.

  21. Why would anyone want to buy a tablet from a phone company? That’s the more ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen. Nook Tablet or Kindle fires have pretty much the same crap inside except a camera and are $199ish.

    I’m sorry but 16GB = $100? NOT!. More like $10 or less. Like the class 10 sdcard i bought for my overclocked nook. Maybe it was that way in the very early 90’s when people had strange haircuts on t.v. and bad guys always had blonde hair lol.

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