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Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2The 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.
Hi. I am Eric Franklin. And today we're taking a first look at the Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2. The original zoom was the first honeycomb tablet released. Now, we have Motorola's follow up, the Droid Xyboard 8.2, also known as the Xoom 2 in other countries. At 0.35 micron thick, the Xyboard is only a hair thicker than the iPad2 and weighs less than a pound. It feels a pretty comfortable to hold but the (siddle?) corners are somewhat distracting as it tends to dig in to our palms. The Xyboard is surrounded by this rubbery outer casing but reinforced with a metal backside. The table includes micro USB and micro HDMI, as well as SIM card slot. There's a headphone jack and infrared sensor at the top. The power/lock button and volume rocker operatically plays on the back. While the volume rocker depresses nicely, the power button is embedded a bit too deeply and it sometimes be difficult to press as a result. There is a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front and a 5-megapixel camera on the back. And given the relatively small size of the tablet is pretty easy for your fingers to make unexpected appearances on photos and videos. The IPS screen provides good viewing angles and a pretty high brightness. The Xyboard ships with honeycomb 3.2 but will be upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich in a later date. The tablet uses Verizon's 4G LT network and there is nowhere yet on a WiFi-only version. The Xyboard is available starting at $430 with 16 gigabyte and $530 for the 32-gigabyte version. Check up the full written review for more complete and detailed impressions. I am Eric Franklin and this has been a first look at the Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2