We’ve seen plenty of the Motorola Xoom 2 and its smaller 8.2″ brother being called the media edition but today we have a clear image of the 8.2″ model imprinted clearly with Verizon Wireless 4G LTE. This isn’t really anything new as we figured it would obviously land on Verizon just like the original Xoom, but now we have an official picture not to mention we are hearing that absurd name is official too.
If you were like me and thought the name “Xoom” was terrible then wait to you hear the new name. They’ll officially be calling the Xoom 2’s the DROID XYBOARD — Most likely meant to evoke the term “cyborg.” Either way the name sounds a bit ridiculous if you ask me and I think a 12 year old could come up with something better. As you can see from the design if you didn’t notice from all the previous leaks, Motorola’s taken a huge direction change most likely to avoid any lawsuits and to be different from the pack. I also understand a name change given the low sales of the Xoom, but XYBOARD — really?
These new slates from Motorola have been roaming around the FCC lately and according to many sources we still expect to see some sort of launch late November or very early December. With this official press image being leaked we have a feeling the official US announcement from Motorola and Verizon will be any day now — stay tuned in an XYBOARD interests you.