Motorola Xyboard 8.2 and 10.1

Joanna Stern, The Verge:

Verizon has just officially announced that its version of the Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition — the poorly-named Droid Xyboard 8.2 and 10.1 — will be hitting this month. However, like the original Xoom, you’re looking at a two-year contract and some rather high pricing. The 16GB model of the 8.2 will go for $430 while the Xyboard 10.1 will hit for $530. Those prices are not only higher than the UKs Wi-Fi-only offerings, but you’ve also got to commit to two years of Verizon service, which is a minimum of $30 a month for 2GB of data.

Good luck with that.

In better news, Verizon is promising that both tablets will be upgradeable to Android 4.0, though it isn’t committing to a timeline on that.

Of course not.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011