Verizon Wireless took the occasion of celebrating their one year anniversary of LTE to officially announce the next two Motorola Android tablets on their 4G LTE network. Absent of the official announcement though was the 4G/LTE capable Galaxy Nexus.
Verizon’s LTE network was launched on December 5, 2010 and today they have over 180 markets covered with lightning fast 4G/LTE. In comparison AT&T has 15 markets currently operating at 4G/LTE.
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To celebrate the occasion Verizon has announced two new tablets called Xyboards. One of the tablets comes with a 10.1 inch screen and the other an 8 inch screen. They are rebranded versions of the Motorola Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 media recently announced in Europe.
Both tablets feature a 1.2ghz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and 1gb of RAM to back them up. These aren’t exactly blockbuster specs, especially considering the Asus Transformer Prime is packing a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor.
Both tablets come with 4G/LTE radios on board and Verizon’s double data special is still currently going on. The original Motorola Xoom was introduced with 3G and a free upgrade to 4G is available, however it requires sending your original Xoom tablet into Motorola.
According to the same release both tablets will be available starting Thursday December 8th in Verizon Wireless stores.