Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2

The Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 is another nice option for those of you who are looking for a thin, slightly smaller tablet running the Android OS. The Droid Xyboard comes in 2 sizes: 10.1 and 8.2 inch screen sizes. This tablet is only available through Verizon Wireless on their 4G network.

The larger Xyboard also lets you use a digital stylus pen for inking/drawing/writing.

The smaller Xyboard does not have the active stylus pen option.

Many physicians and medical students have gotten accustomed to the 10" screen found on the Apple iPad, but these devices don't usually fit in a traditional white coat. So, you could use a shoulder sling or you can buy a white coat that has a bigger pocket. Or, you could get a smaller tablet.

I still wonder if Apple will release a smaller iPad that has a 7 or 8" screen. In many ways, that would be optimal for busy health care professionals who need to carry these devices everywhere they go.

In the meanwhile, the Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 is another option for Android users who want something a bit smaller.

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