Two new Verizon Droid Xyboard tablets from Motorola are being lined up for the carrier’s 4G LTE network. Tucked away in the announcement that Verizon’s 4G LTE network is now one year old, and the news is that the re-branded versions of the Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition are going to be released by the carrier this month, but it’s particularly strange that Motorola hasn’t yet said one word about these particular devices; Motorola and Verizon are typically in lockstep on product launches.
The tablets – will be both called Droid Xyboard. It remains to be seen how exactly Verizon will differentiate them, since one has a 10.1 inch display, and the other one an 8 inch screen.
Speculation state that the tablets will come powered by 1.2 GHz dual core processors, both sport Gorilla Glass-protected screens and are backed by 1GB of RAM. These gadgets are touted to sport 5MP rear-facing as well as 1.3MP front-facing cameras. We’re especially interested to know whether the Xyboards will be running Android 4.0, a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich.
Determined to tease its customers with the release of one of the year’s most anticipated handsets from Verizon, the Galaxy Nexus smartphone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is apparently making its way to Verizon stores. Stay tuned for more.