Although thin and light, with fast 4G LTE speeds, the Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 is impossible for us to recommend at its current price.
Although the Sony Xperia M2 looks pretty slick, it's let down by its low resolution display and its old version of Android, which makes even its affordable price way too high. For much less money, you could snap up the Moto G or spend a little more and pick up the older Xperia Z with its full HD display and waterproof design.
The Encore 2 starts at $200 and comes in 8- and 10-inch flavors, but they offer largely identical features.
Photos of the Xyboard 8.2 doing what Xyboards do.
Is the Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 a stopgap or something worth signing up for?
The original Xoom was the first Honeycomb tablet released. Now we have Motorola's followup, the Droid Xyboard 8.2. The Xyboard is only a hair thicker than the iPad 2 and weighs less than a pound.
The Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 is a premium Android tablet from the company that defined the category, held back by a high price and uninspired design.
The Motorola Xyboard experience just got a whole lot better with an Android 3.2.2 update. Perhaps Motorola shouldn't have released the Xyboard at all prior to 3.2.2.
It's not the most powerful smartphone in the market, but this budget Android handset is designed for fitness buffs and comes with the Runkeeper app pre-installed.
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Verizon will launch Motorola's latest tablets tomorrow, according to stores in the Los Angeles area.