A few days ago we found out that the newly announced Motorola Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition tablets would be sold by Verizon. That wasn’t a surprise at all. But the names which the carrier chose for the new tablets were very unexpected. The Xoom 2 will be known as the Droid Xyboard 10.1 and the Xoom 2 Media Edition will be called Droid Xyboard 8.2.
We’ve been hoping that this wasn’t true, but it apparently is. So you do need to brush up on your Xyboard pronunciation skills. The good news is that PocketNow figured out where Verizon got the idea – it’s pretty similar to the word “cyborg” – get it? We don’t really, but maybe this odd-sounding brand will stick after all. Only time will tell. Still, we would have hoped that after ‘Xoom’ Verizon learned its lesson about words starting with the letter “x”. Obviously not.
What you see above is the upcoming Droid Xyboard 8.2, so the Xoom 2 Media Edition as it’s been known up until now. As you can see, Verizon 4G LTE branding is prominent, so it’s pretty clear what connectivity options you’ll have (not that we weren’t expecting this).
Both the Droid Xyboard 8.2 as well as the Droid Xyboard 10.1 are expected to be officially unveiled very soon. Stay tuned.
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