Motorola XOOM 2 Up for Rebranding as DROID Xyboard on Verizon

November 16, 2011
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Verizon has definitely pushed the boundaries of crafting peculiar names for their products. Its most recent additions, the Motorola XOOM 2 tablet and its younger brother, the XOOM 2 Media Edition, are heading for a rebrand as the Motorola DROID Xyboard on Verizon’s network.

According to Pocketnow sources, the Motorola XOOM 2 will be renamed into the Motorola DROID Xyboard 10.1, while the smaller XOOM 2 Media Edition will be renamed into the Motorola DROID Xyboard 8.2.

The carrier’s move on naming the XOOM 2 as the “Xyboard” could definitely be a bold move for keeping the brand name exclusive under Motorola’s Droid family.

Verizon is known for adopting names with unusual twists in many of its products.  The HTC Rezound, for instance, was leaked at first as the HTC Vigor, then the HTC DROID Incredible HD, then the HTC Thunderbolt 2, before it finally settled down as the HTC Rezound.

With tablet names creative and catchy enough to ring a bell in many of its customers’ ears, Verizon has definitely got itself serious tablets to behold.

The tablets pretty much resemble the Motorola DROID RAZR, especially its edges. Specifications include a 1.2-GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, and Android 3.2 Honeycomb.  The tablets come in two varieties–10.1- and 8.2-inch versions–that both capable of handling 1280×800 resolutions and up to 10 and 6 hours of battery life, respectively.

There is still no word whether the tablets will ship out with an ICS upgrade, but it is possible and likely.  So far, the devices have not yet been officially confirmed by Verizon, but expect a release date in the coming months.

You willing to settle for strong dual-core tablets like these from Motorola?  Or are you more interested in the upcoming quad-core tablets?

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