Motorola XYBOARD 8.2 and 10.1 WiFi models now up for pre-order

The Motorola XOOM 2 Xyboard tablets that launched last month on Verizon as the DROID XYBOARD tablets are about to be available soon for those looking for a WiFi only model. The tablets come in both an 8.2-inch and 10.1-inch flavors and are finally up for pre-order and are coming soon.

Droid Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2 land in Verizon stores

Yesterday the Xyboard slates landed at Verizon Wireless locations, but we didn't have a launch date for the devices. Today we have learned that the Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2 slates are now available to purchase. Both of the tablets have similar hardware inside with the screen size being the only difference. They pack 1.2GHz dual-core chips.

Verizon confirms “XyBoard” branding for new Motorola XOOMs

We though "XOOM 2" was a pretty good name for a the tablet that replaces the original Honeycomb device, but apparently Verizon disagrees. The rumored "XyBoard" name for the Motorola XOOM 2 and its smaller Media Edition seems to be the final name, according to Cnet. Verizon confirmed that two tablets with Droid XyBoard branding will launch before the end of the year, both with LTE radios inside.