10 most intriguing tablets of 2012

From the inevitable iPad 3 to the mysterious Google Nexus tablet, here are the 10 tablets to watch in 2012.

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8. Motorola Droid Xyboard

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    The Motorola Xoom 2, while not as popular as the iPad, is slimmer, faster and generally stronger than its predecessor, the Xoom. Only time will tell if the Xoom 2 will attract Android enthusiasts – or lure away Apple customers.
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Like what Apple has to offer – but don’t like Apple? The Motorola Droid Xyboard combines iPad aesthetics with the advantages of Android.

This followup to the Xoom has the qualities of any up-to-date tablet – 10.1-inch or 8.2-inch screen, dual cameras, video streaming, Google maps, a large market place of apps, and iPad-level horse power. While the Xyboard does not come with the latest Android software, called Ice Cream Sandwich, Motorola says the upgrade will be free.

Screen size: 10.1” or 8.2"

Price: $399 to $529

Connectivity: 4G and Wi-Fi

Available: Now

The hook: A fierce, full-size Android tablet.

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