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Verizon shows off the upcoming Droid 4 and Xyboard tablets, shipping this month


Verizon Wireless allowed CNET to photograph the carrier’s upcoming Droid 4 and Xyboard tablet designed by Motorola. The Droid 4 looks very similar to the current Droid RAZR — a device we loved — and also in a way represents the Droid 3. CNET calls the Droid 4, “essentially the Droid 3, but with an LTE connection.” Verizon wouldn’t go into details over specs, but Droid-Life has leaked plenty over the past few weeks. The device will reportedly have a 4-inch touchscreen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5-row slide-out keyboard, front camera (specs unknown,) and an 8MP rear camera. Count on this device being a Droid RAZR with a keyboard.

Next, Verzion’s next tablet offering, the Xyboard has also been in the rumor-mill these past couple of months. The tablet, offered in both an 8- and 10-inch variant, is a successor to Motorola’s Xoom, which was the first to device to ship with Google’s Android Honeycomb. Verizon once again wouldn’t go into details about the tablet, but here’s what we know so far..

The Xyboard won’t ship with Ice Cream Sandwich, but instead ship with Honeycomb. Hopefully it will get an update sonner, than later. The Xyboard will rock Verizon 4G LTE inside, and it’s not yet clear if Motorola will offer a Wi-Fi version. The tablet looks very similar to the Droid RAZR, and is also thinner than the Xoom.

These devices are said to come this month, just in time for the holiday season. Sadly, no pricing or specific date has been revealed, but count on it being competitive to Apple’s iPad 2. Check out a few more shots:

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