The original Motorola Xoom saw plenty of success when Verizon wireless began offering it back in February, since then we have heard lots of rumors suggesting that the Xoom 2 will also be hitting the U.S. carrier, we can now confirm this to be true, however for some reason it will be called the XyBoard.
We’re finding it hard to come to terms with this name, but ignoring that we do have a few other things to get through. Firstly the standard XyBoard will feature a 10-inch display, whilst the XyBoard Media Edition has a slightly smaller 8.2-inch display, despite this both will output at a resolution of 1280 x 800 and boast fast processing power thanks to the dual-core 1.2GHz processor which is paired with 1GB of RAM.
No release dates or prices have been confirmed by Verizon Wireless for either of this tablets yet, however this leak suggest that the 16GB XyBoard Media Edition will cost $429.99 on a contract, whilst the 32GB variant will cost $529.99 as part of a contract.
If you prefer the 10-inch XyBoard the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models will costs you $529.99, $629.99 and $729.99 respectively (as part of a contract), however please remember that all of the prices mentioned in this post are unconfirmed and came via leak which appeared to show Verizon’s inventory system.
You can find out everything you ever wanted to know about the Xoom 2 aka XyBoard here, the comments over at Droid-Life are very negative of the new name and the high price tags – So what do you guys think of Verizon’s strange choice of name for Xoom 2, will you buy it? Share your opinions in the comments section below.