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Motorola DROID XYBOARD 8.2 and XYBOARD 10.1

Latest tablets from Motorola and Verizon, both with LTE 4G
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The 8.2-inch screen on this XYBOARD is a very nice size for a portable tablet.

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Verizon went with the DROID branding for both this XYBOARD 8.2 and the larger 10.1 (photos in this gallery too)

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This may be the best constructed tablet I have tried to date.

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The XYBOARD 8.2 is very comfortable to use in any orientation.

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Headphone jack and IR port. Both XYBOARD tablets have an IR port and come with a universal remote app that is really handy.

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Putting the volume and power controls on the back of the tablet, and recessed at that, make them extremely hard to use without flipping the device over.

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LTE SIM slot; HDMI; microUSB

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The 8.2-inch display is a good combination of portablilty and usability for browsing.

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The size of the XYBOARD 8.2 makes it easy to use in either landscape or portrait orientation.

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The larger sibling of the 8.2

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The XYBOARD 10.1 ships with an active pen in the box which can be used with certain apps for taking notes and drawing.

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microUSB; HDMI

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The odd placement of the volume controls and power button on the smaller XYBOARD 8.2 is carried over to the 10.1. The controls are on the back left of the tablet and are recessed making them hard to use by feel.

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The XYBOARD 10.1 is well constructed and thin and light.

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IR port and headphone jack. Both XYBOARD tablets ship with an app the uses the IR port to let the tablets work as universal remote controls.

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The XYBOARD 10.1 is comfortable to use in the hand in the portrait orientation.

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XYBOARD 8.2 left and XYBOARD 10.1 right

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The entire 8.2 tablet is approximately the size of the 10.1 display area.

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Both tablets have good construction as evident in this photo. The XYBOARD 8.2 is below the XYBOARD 10.1 for comparison.

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