Verizon and Motorola announced today the DROID XYBOARD 8.2 and 10.1 Android tablets
Verizon and Motorola announced today the DROID XYBOARD 8.2 and 10.1 Android tablets starting at $429.99 and $529.99, respectively. Each model comes in 16GB and 32GB versions, but to get those prices you'll have to agree to a two-year contract with Verizon. That means you'll also have to sign up for a mandatory $30 data plan for only 2GB of data per month.
Both tablets feature 1.2GHz dual-core processors, 1GB RAM and 4G LTE capabilities. Verizon says that the XYBOARD is upgrade-ready for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. However, the carrier didn't specify an exact date, so don't hold your breath for it if you plan on buying one of these things.
When you consider the pricing, design and ecosystem, the Apple iPad 2 is still the wiser choice. You can grab a 16GB model for just $499, but you won't be tied to a two-year contract that will end up costing you an additional $720 over time.
But if you don't mind forking all your money over to Verizon, note that you'll get $50 off a DROID XYBOARD if you buy a DROID RAZR with a new contract.