I use my Droid X for just about everything on the go, but it just isn’t what I want to use for long emails, looking at pictures or trying to manage our family calendar, but the new Xyboard on the Verizon Wireless network provided a new option.
Forget those giant paper calendars on your walls and those “old school” planners that you are carrying around and get one of these puppies! They do it all. An Android phone on steroids, this is a tablet that was made to give you more space for your applications. I found it incredibly useful for viewing and responding to e-mail both at home and on the go.
And with Verizon’s powerful 4G network, listening to Pandora on the go, using the navigation system, checking in on Facebook while waiting to pick up the kiddos and even watching your favorite shows online while sitting in the doctor’s office, were a snap. And the bonus: I found out I could SKYPE! This took chatting with my grandparents to a whole new level. I could chat with them from virtually anywhere!
The tablet was easy to set up and had decent battery life. In addition, it took photos and video through a front and rear-mounted camera.
And now, the details:
5MP Rear Facing Camera
Front Facing HD Webcam (1.3 MP, 720p HD video recording)
Gallery with access to your Picasa images.
MotoCast™ for instant access to videos and images on your PC
720p HD video capture (rear camera)
1080p HMDI Mirror Mode output to your HDTV or monitor
Netflix HD Certified
Dijit™ Universal Remote Control Application with Integrated IR Blaster and Electronic Programming Guide
Android Music Player
3.5mm Headset Jack
Bluetooth® Stereo Wireless Technology
Bluetooth v2.1+ EDR (Profiles supported: HSP V1.2, SPP V1.1, A2DP V1.2, AVRCP V1.0, OPP V1.1, GAVDP V1.0, HID, PAN, AVDTP V1.2, AVCTP V1.3, OBEX V1.0)
Mobile Hotspot with support for up to 8 devices on 4G & 5 devices on 3G
VZ Apps, VZ Navigator, My Verizon Mobile, VCAST Media Manager
Full Suite of Google Apps incl.: Google Maps with Street View, transit and Wikipedia information; GTalk with Presence; Gmail; Google Books; Google Places; YouTube™; Latitude; Google Calendar
Remote data wipe & data encryption
1000’s of apps &100’s of widgets avail. on Android Market
Webkit 5 HTML Browser, Adobe Flash
4G LTE Data Services
MotoCast™ app for remotely streaming or downloading files from your computers to your DROID XYBOARD
Citrix Receiver for remote desktop virtualization & access
Advanced security features include device encryption
Integrated Google, and Exchange Contacts
Push Email Support: Gmail & Exchange
IMAP and POP, MSN Hotmail, and AOL Mail also supported.
Unified Google Calendar & Corporate Calendar (supports Exchange 2003, 2007, and 2010 protocols)
WiFi a/b/g/n Capable
Bilingual Interface: English/Espanol
CDMA 800/1900 MHz with dual–band diversity/ LTE Band 13 + diversity
Dimensions::6.8 (h) x 9.9 (w) x 0.34 (d) inches
Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) OS with Motorola Applications
10.1” IPS–enhanced HD Display (Resolution: 1280×800)
scratch–resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass display and water–repellent nanocoating
Stylus support with Handwriting Recognition
Multi–task effectively with keyboard and mouse support.
7,000 mAh Li–Ion
SAR: Body 1.52W/kg
Browsing Time Over Wifi: 10+ hrs
Browsing Time Over LTE: 8+ hrs
Video Playback: up to 10+ hrs
Music Playback: up to 6 days of (MP3)
Standby Time (3G): up to 48 days
Standby Time (LTE): up to 33 days
Memory / Processor
(Formatted Capacity is Less)
Dual–Core 1.2 GHz processor & 1 GB of LP DDR2 RAM
Virtually limitless contacts (limited only by on–board memory)
The fine print.
I was provided with a Motorola Xyboard for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation for this review.