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Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 / 8.2 (Verizon)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and reliability. The screen and design also get good views. Some have doubts about the apps and storage, while views are divided on the camera.

portability, design, screen, reliability, usability

value for money, storage, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 / 8.2 (Verizon) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Motorola Xyboard 10.1


Motorola made a big bet on the original Xoom tablet in early 2011. Developed with Google, it was supposed to usher in the Android tablet era much as the original Droid helped usher in Android smartphones. Unfortunately, it's been a rockier start for...

Thin and lightweight ; Ergonomic design ; 4G LTE connectivity ; Decent battery life

500 is a lot for an Android tablet ; Specs are decent but not impressive ; No microSD or external storage ; Camera sucks

If you want a solid Android tablet that competes with the iPad on weight and thickness, plus 4G LTE connectivity, the Motorola Xyboard 10.1 is probably your best bet.

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Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 ( 16GB)


Motorola kicked off 2011 with the world's first Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablet, the Motorola Xoom . In its wake we witnessed a flood of imitators, and eventually a handful of thinner, brighter, more innovative tablets .

The Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 feels like an amalgamation of all our favorite Android tablets of 2011 and is endowed with 4G LTE compatibility from Verizon.

The on-contract price will make you cry, the off-contract price will make you laugh.

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.

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Verizon Droid Xyboard 8.2 and 10.1 review


Xyboard. It's a portmanteau that could mean a number of things: a skateboarding robot, a xylophone mashed up with a keyboard, maybe even a science fiction novel about a xenophobic cyborg named Board. But sadly, the Xyboard, or at least the one of 2011,...

Thin, light, durable hardware ; Bright, crisp IPS display ; 10.1-inch version comes with a stylus ; Very fast LTE speeds ; Good camera for a tablet

No storage expansion ; Terrible volume, power button location ; Too expensive ; Basically requires a two-year contract

Can the Xyboards overcome their crazy names and take on the other tablets on shelves?


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Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review


When it comes to tablet warfare, Motorola seemed to get out in the open with a weapon of mass excellence with the XOOM pretty early, it being the first to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the first Android made specifically for the tablet form factor – now...

If on the other hand you’ve never used an Android tablet before, this is as good a place to start as any, as believe it or not, most Android tablets aren’t all the different from one another, regardless of their manufacturer. The biggest difference...

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Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 (Verizon Wireless)


The Power button and Volume rocker, along with the main 5-megapixel camera and stereo speakers, are on the back panel; there's a VGA camera on the front. The battery isn't removable, and there's no memory card slot, so the whole thing feels like a...

Integrated LTE. Good looking

Very expensive for what you get. No memory card slot. Poor Mac compatibility. Verizon's app store is awful

The Motorola Xyboard 10.1 is outpaced by other Honeycomb Android tablets which cost less.

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Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review


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...

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Motorola Xyboard


A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons

Very lightweight.; Easy to grip.; Full version of Android 3

Color performance a bit low

The Motorola Xyboard is a very impressive, feature-laden tablet that will undoubtedly push other competitors in the tablet arena to focus on capability-driven performance. While many of its performance points like hardware and interface are very...

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Motorola Droid XYBOARD review


It's been a long year for Android tablets. Motorola was first to the Honeycomb party with the Motorola Xoom. And while it was the quasi-official developer tablet (and really no slouch of a devic...

And we're really not knocking the XYBOARD's hardware -- it's damn nice. But it's damn nice for 2011. Nothing wrong with that at all, but we can't help but wonder how long it'll take Motorola to get some quad-core fare, and that gives us pause in...

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Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Review


The Motorola DROID XYBOARD, known outside the world of baffling product marketing as the XOOM 2, has a lot riding on it. When the XOOM debuted on Verizon back in February, it was the only game in town as far as Honeycomb tablets were concerned. Now...

I was surprised at just how solid the hardware and software of the DROID XYBOARD 10.1 turned out to be. But for the lackluster battery life, it’s a worthy successor to the first Honeycomb device. But the simple fact is that it’s too expensive to...

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Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 / 8.2 (Verizon) Android tablet review


The Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 tablets for Verizon Wireless take over where Motorola's original XOOM tablet left off. They both offer amazing 4G LTE data speeds, large displays, and a stealth black finish that has been updated to feel better...

Blazing 4G LTE speeds, attractive design, comfortable, dual 720p cameras

No microSD card slot, typical Android Honeycomb OS issues, expensive on-contract pricing

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