Motorola has released the second generation tablet- the Motorola DROID XYBOARD to give better competition to the iconic iPad than its first generation tablet- the XOOM. It is being launched in 10.1 inch and 8.2 inch wide displays.
Motorola has come up with remarkably significant changes to the external designing of its new generation tablets that reduced its chances to rival iPad. Yet Motorola has ignored widespread criticism over the placement of the power button, and this time around it has been made even smaller. Overall, it gives a terrifically pleasing aesthetic appearance and user comfort.
New Tablet Features
The IPS display on both models has a resolution of 1280 x 800 with improved brightness, resilience to glare and comfortable viewing angles. The 10.1 inch XYBOARD is in the traditional size with the normal feel of a tablet while the 8.2 inch version is a small model designed for a single hand usage with dimensions 216 x 139.8 x 8.99 mm. It weighs just 390g. The smaller display is particularly useful for using in portrait mode and will work best with news readers and similar apps.
How XYBOARD is Different from XOOM?
The first generation tablet, the XOOM didn’t come up to expectation in most fronts compared to the Apple iPad. The problem compounded as Verizon came with slightly expensive data plans for the tablet. Even the Android Honeycomb didn’t rise to the expectation, and the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is expected to emulate the perfection of Apple gadgets, although it only now features on the Samsung smartphone, the Google Nexus, and will not be coming with the XYBOARD. The ICS will finally enable Google Android, it is believed, to come shoulder to shoulder with standards set by Apple gadgets. In the present scenario, when iPad3 is expected to hit the stores soon it will be seen how the new Motorola wonder turns out.