Don’t call it a comeback, it’s a Xyboard — Motorola’s rebranded (for the US, anyway) Xoom 2. A 10.1-inch attempt at sidestepping the original Xoom’s notoriety. With baked-in LTE of the Verizon variety, a slimmer waistline and a distinctive design, this Android 3.2 tablet could very well inject a dose of excitement back into the company’s flagging category appeal. But with the spotlight-stealing ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime already on the map and dazzling consumers with its notebook-like functionality, will anyone even notice Moto’s second swing at Honeycomb? Are LTE speeds and an improved silhouette enough to lure wayward users back into the company’s willing embrace? Does anyone even care about non-Ice Cream Sandwich tablets? Read on as we explore the odd ends and angles of this curiously-shaped slate.
Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 hands-on impressions (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 23 Dec 2011 13:00:00 EST.