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Verizon Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 and 10.1 coming this month for $429.99 and $529.99 on contract

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Verizon Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 and 10.1 tablets will be arriving in Verizon stores this month, however, they will set you back a fair amount: the 8.2 version starts at $430 and the 10.1 model at $530.

By JoannaStern Dec6, 2011, 10:49am ESTSource Verizon Wireless

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We had the specs and the availability and now we've got the pricing. 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. It doesn't appear that you can buy the tablet off-contract, though we are confirming with Verizon.

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. We've got the full specs of these two in our database, but just to recap both tablets have LTE modems, dual-core 1.2GHz processors, 1GB of RAM, 1280 x 800 Gorilla Glass displays, and 5-megapixel cameras. We're checking as we type with Motorola to see if it will be offering the Wi-Fi Xoom 2s here in the US, but for the moment, it looks like us Americans are stuck with some rather pricey new Motorola tablets.

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