Last month Verizon released two new Motorola tablets, both of which are the first to receive the “DROID” branding: the DROID XYBOARD 8.2 and DROID XYBOARD10.1. The first Motorola tablet that Verizon released which ran on the Android Honeycomb operating system was the XOOM, but it didn’t go over well, as it did not initially ship with LTE built-in (and the LTE Upgrade was delayed for several months). But this time around, Motorola seems to have got their act together, as both of these DROID tablets have LTE right out of the box. So what’s the difference between these two DROIDs? Simply put, it’s the screen size – at 8.2” and 10.1” respectively. This has become common in the Tablet marketplace, as some customers prefer a larger screen, while others want a more compact tablet with smaller screen.
Included in the retail box is the Motorola DROID 10.1 tablet (available with 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of internal memory), wall charger, microUSB data cable, stylus pen, and user guides.
The Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 isn’t overtly big, coming in at 6.8”H x 9.9”W x 0.34”D, but does feel a bit heavy at 1.3 lbs. The device appears well built, almost like a tank, using premium materials, which gives it a nice sturdy feel. It has angled corners, just like the DROID RAZR smartphone, which give it an aggressive styling, and we welcome the soft-touch coating on the back edges.