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Motorola DROID XYBOARD 8.2 Pictured For Verizon – “XYBOARD” Name Confirmed?

Say hello to Verizon’s newest tablet-family member’s backside.  PocketNow has uncovered the back of the soon-to-be announced Droid Xyboard 8.2.  We can see a nice aluminum looking back, coupled with Verizon’s 4G LTE logo and of course a Motorola logo.  Seeing those easily accessible screws makes me curious and gives me the urge to open it up too. Anyone else?

So let’s discuss this name real quick.  XOOM 2 wasn’t good enough apparently.  Would the name “XOOM 2 8.2″ and “XOOM 2 10.1″ be too much (too confusing)?  If you already have a name established, why just up and change?  Did the XOOM do that bad as they want to completely remove themselves from it?  The DROID XYBOARD 8.2 and 10.1 are rumored to be announced by month’s end.  Maybe time for a poll on whether you all think “XYBOARD” was a good idea? Let us know.

Via: PocketNow

  • Metrocrusher

    If Verizon is planning on selling these tablets with a 2 year mandatory contract for service they will kill this new tablet before it even has a chance.

  • http://usb3gvn.com USB 3G

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  • http://www.headwise.net/index.php/virtual-services/globalseo Multilingual seo

         Apple is more important again Motorola because Motorola is very old technology Now people convert in to big stretedgy like kindle is Amazon product and very expensive and run long time 2 years warranty replacement and many more feature are available in this apps so it good again Motorola.

  • https://plus.google.com/113924127356889315682?tab=ch#113924127356889315682/posts//p/pub Chris Jeske

    I must be an idiot, according to all the comments.
    I don’t hate the name – sounds reminiscent of “Cyborg” if you say it out loud to yourself.
    Meh.

  • http://www.headwise.net/index.php/virtual-services/globalseo Multilingual seo

       Have some problem use of Motorola because in our country people use  Nokia is best brand you can used with out any claim tension many franchise are in our country. 
      If i use Motorola no one franchise in our country major problems is claim so i know that about Motorola this is very good droid but avoid to see this reason.

  • Chris Kochinsky

    and an $800 price tag just like the original. Put this sub 300 and would be a big seller

  • Elvi9000

    Really…what the hell were they thinking on the naming of this one. Its terrible! Why not trying to use the community to pick a name…

  • El El Kool J

    In still trying to figure out if it’s called (ZY-board) or (ex-y-board) hmmm… Might have to sell it with pronunciation after name..lol.. FAIL!

  • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

    what the hell? Fugly name, fugly design. 

  • Anonymous

    With a look like that it’s a disappointment if that thing isn’t waterproof.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mariafe.c.oneill Maria Fe Camaya O’Neill

    Looks like a sturdy build made to take some abuse. So while it might survive if dropped it could be the verblal abuse it gets from it’s name that might kill the thing.

  • jbonics

    In the end the name doesn’t matter if you make a killer machine, this thing, eeeh.

  • Zebra

    Stupid name, ugly device.

  • Anonymous

    My prediction:  too biz (overall formfactor, 8.2″ may be the PERFECT screen size for 1280×800). too thick, too heavy, too expensive (especially in LTE form), too much bloatware, too little performance relative to the TF Prime and the new ICS tablets coming.   When will these retarded company execs realize that VERY few people want a 3G/4G tablet? And the few customers who do want one prefer to go month to month if they need data instead of getting clobbered with a 2yr contract. 

    Asus is the ONLY company out there other than Apple who seems to have the slightest clue what people want in a tablet.

    Moto has lost tons of respect for me, yes, but so has Google (especially in the tablet game). Still a huge dearth of killer apps for Android tablets?  No more USB mass storage and expandable storage is STILL broken/barely-working in HC 3.2 and in ICS?  Pretty sad state of affairs. 

    • Dpry3580

      Surprisingly, the acer iconia I got for 350 is great. I’ve tried 3 tabs, and like this one best for half the price of some you review on here. Strait Gingerbread 3.2, with hardly any bloat ware. Fast as as heck.

    • Chris Kochinsky

      agree I got a tablet for WiFi and couldn’t see forking over money for 4g when my WiFi is plenty fast. Asus knows what they are doing and updates in a timely manner. Moto take notes.

  • SamIam

    Is the name a play on “Cyborg”?  Regardless, I just don’t get it.  Motorola needs to fire their marketing department.  The only half way decent ads for Moto products are done by Verizon…& those only really appeal to teenage boys as far as I can tell.

  • Anonymous

    I think it was made to sound like cyborg but being a cyboard or xyboard is more “tablety” but I am still not convinced.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1534977875 Phillip Norris

    who the hell cares what the name is as long as its a solid product?

    • Calculatorwatch

      It’s okay if you call it “it”. Now try saying “The DROID XYBOARD is a solid product”… now you sound like an idiot.

  • Anonymous

    nirl.eu/5

  • http://twitter.com/JKingDaRuler Jay Kingsley

    Motorola just lost all respect from me … ridiculous …

    • Azndan4

      They lost my respect when the droid X came out lol…

      • Anonymous

        That’s pretty stupid. DX was king for a while!! ..fact

  • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

    Those don’t look like screws to me, just decorative holes.

  • Anonymous

    i refuse to buy this if it is going to have a stupid name like this.

  • Anonymous

    They called it the Xoom 2 internationally. Wonder if this was a Moto idea or a Verizon idea

  • Pfigurella

    It’s not as bad as “Xoom”. Or “Slate”. Not as bad as “iPad”. I just can’t get past the feminine protection connotation. Xyboard does have a certain “techiness” about it.

    • bigrob60

      Ya but how do you pronounce it. ZyBoard. X’s pronounced like Z’s Like in Chinese? 

      • Pfigurella

        Must be. That’s how they did the “Zoom”. Market research says that the letter X makes it better. Like a spoonful of sugar.

        • bigrob60

          Oh ya. It did start w/ an “X” 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

        Well how do you think you pronounce xylophone?

  • joe1138

    Sounds like it was decided on by (a lame) committee.

  • Anonymous

    So they actually went with that name? I’ve never seen a company trying to shoot itself in the foot as much as Moto (well maybe except for SiriusXM). 

  • Dominick DeVito

    What was once a bad ass brand is quickly turning into a joke. My OG is embarrassed. 

  • geno villafano

    They just wanted to slip the “droid” name in there. 

    • Chris Kochinsky

      all so Verizon can charge more for it.

  • Dominick DeVito

    Moto strikes (out) again. 

  • Anonymous

    Motorola is just parodying itself now. That’s the only explanation I could fathom. 

  • Hawaiian

    That’s a stupid @$$ name IMHO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Gray/519500594 Ray Gray

    I thought big company’s pitched things like these to People to see what they think what person would actually pick this name?

  • shdowman

    One word….

    STUPYD

  • Predictablyerratic

    Why not use the Kevlar back like on the razr. That cheap sheet metal back looks as bad as xyboard sounds.

    • Anonymous

      The Kevlar would have been amazing for a great look and something that is recognizable across all brands.

  • hatethanet

    Makes the name “Rezound” seem iconic and legendary.

    • http://twitter.com/braxtron Braxtron

      No, it doesn’t. Both equally shitty names. Jackass.

      • Anonymous

        rezound is a better name. who wants to call there tablet the XYBOARD.

        • Anonymous

          if the eee pad transformer’s name didn’t hold it back…?

          • Anonymous

            That’s because it can easily be shortened to Transformer… Are you going to shorten it to board?

          • Anonymous

            Maybe I surf and that’s ok with me…I don’t, but if I did? Anyway “board” is still a-ok with me.

          • Anonymous

            thats because a name is just that…it doesnt affect anything other than people that are easily embarassed(immature?)

          • Anonymous

            exactly my original point

          • Chris Kochinsky

            that was and still is an awesome device. Names are for people to feel good about If they ask say its a Motorola droid tablet.

        • Anonymous

          It’s really not.

          • Anonymous

            quit sucking up to moto. if you don’t think XYBOARD is a stupid name for a tablet it makes you an obvious fanboy.

          • http://twitter.com/LukeShipstad Luke Shipstad

            You mad bro?

          • Guest

            you a dick bro?

          • Anonymous

            Or maybe you’re just a moron with a rezound.

          • Anonymous

            never even said i would buy a rezound “numbnuts”, i’m waiting for the nexus.

      • hatethanet

        Haha u mad bro?

        • Guest

          you a dick bro?

  • http://twitter.com/braxtron Braxtron

    Most product names are crap, I’m really tired of hearing how stupid you think this one is. MOVE ON. Tell news or GTFO.

    • Trbasil

      Then start your own blog and GTFO of this one.

  • Anonymous

    nirl.eu/5

  • Anonymous

    wonder how many devices are gonna be delayed because of the launch of this.

  • Anonymous

    Really? Xyboard? I really hope Google ends up purchasing Motorola because they cannot help but shoot themselves in the foot over and over and over again…. I wasn’t planning on buying the Xoom 2 but i definitely won’t buy anything called the Xyboard

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    Maybe a poll for whether the XYBOARD name was a good idea? How bout nooooo…you crazy dutch bastard!!

  • Davematthews

    Worst product name EVER

    • Anonymous

      the name is even worse than the ipad

  • MOTOX

    the middle left screw is missing… lol

    • Anonymous

      With a name like this Motorola has a lot of screws missing lol

    • bigrob60

      Interesting observation. Middle(finger) Screw(IRS Mascot) Nice. :]

    • http://twitter.com/Scotty_Braun Scotty Braun

      lol bad sign already

    • Anonymous

      Looks like a camera… maybe….

    • Anonymous

      I think they might be rivets…

      And about that one on the left, maybe it’s shadowing?? 

  • Anonymous

    Apparently Motorola doesn’t want sued by any porn studios with this name lol. 

  • Anonymous

    someone should stop Motorola from churning out these numerous devices. they can’t make ONE frigging phone that can match the hardware quality of reputable companies like Apple.. and here they are busy churning out crapware.

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Every comment you make is about the iPhone….just get the phone already

      • Anonymous

        I do have it dude..(surprised that you follow all my comments and yet don’t know this).. I’m having fun with it.. but I got it only to fill the hole created by the delay of the Gnex. Once the Nexus is out, the iphone is going back.. so please hurry.. Apple store’s return policy is only 30 days.

    • Anonymous

      Wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Motorola is clearly in a marketing rut.  Yuck.

    • Anonymous

      The same scenario happened to them after the popularity of the original Razr faded. They’re trying to ride the coattails of the popularity of the Droid brand now and are in a rut. 

  • Anonymous

    *BLAAAARRGHHHHHHhh*

    BTW That’s me vomiting at the ridiculous name.

  • http://www.joshbroton.com Josh Broton

    Seriously. That’s the worst product name I’ve ever heard, and second place isn’t close.

  • Anonymous

    This the worst device name I’ve ever seen, hands down.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josue-Aristy/540455542 Josue Aristy

      I think you are speaking about the wrong device!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Gray/519500594 Ray Gray

    Another Motorola marketing Fail

  • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

    XYBOARD is a horrible name. They should have stuck with the XOOM moniker. 

  • Kmac940

    that name sucks!!

    • guest

      razer tablet!