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Pre-orders for the Wi-Fi versions of the Motorola XYBOARD 8.2 and 10.1 are now available

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Pre-orders for the Wi-Fi versions of the Motorola XYBOARD 8.2 and 10.1 are now available
Sometimes, you really have to wonder why manufacturers decide on releasing cellular connected versions of tablets first before Wi-Fi only ones. Of course, some of you might think of it to be a kiss of death of some sort, especially when 3G/4G tablets tend to be priced significantly higher. Well folks, there’s the matter of exclusives, which in the case that we saw with Motorola’s DROID XYBOARD tablets.

At least this time around, Motorola is quicker in releasing the Wi-Fi versions of the Motorola XYBOARD 8.2 and 10.1 – and in fact, pre-orders are now readily available for them. If you’re seriously intent on picking either of these two Wi-Fi only tablets, you can actually head on over to Motorola’s web site right now to place you pre-order for them.

In terms of pricing, the Motorola XYBOAD 8.2 will set you back $399.99, while the 10.1 model will go for an additional $100 more at $499.99. Fortunately, it seems as though Motorola did some homework this time around, because they priced the tablets at under the established golden price of $500, which is something we normally expect with most top-notch tablets.

Rather than being forgotten, we’re certain that these two XYBOARDs are going to compete very well against the competition. And considering they’ll be upgradeable to Ice Cream Sandwich down the road, there are absolutely no reasons why you shouldn’t pick either of them. As it stands, if you place your pre-order right now, you can expect delivery sometime during the week of January 23rd.

source: Motorola via PocketNow

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posted on 20 Jan 2012, 13:33 4

1. Sniggly (Posts: 6496; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Even though the name sucks, Motorola has done a good job overall with these tablets, better than with the XOOM.

posted on 20 Jan 2012, 14:55

2. imkyle (Posts: 948; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I have a Xoom and it is running ICS officially and I did order the Xyboard wifi which should be here next week. Is it that much better than the Xoom with ICS?

posted on 21 Jan 2012, 22:55 1

6. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5484; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


power-wise a pretty good bit, feature-wise significantly.

posted on 20 Jan 2012, 15:10

3. c.hack (Posts: 487; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


With 7" generic android tablet below $100 and the Kindle Fire going for $200, these tablets are grossly overpriced. The 10" tablets are a commodity and need to come down in price if the vendors want to sell them. The only one that has been able to compete with the iPad has been the Fire, and at a steep discount. The truth hurts, and Motorola just doesn't get it.

posted on 20 Jan 2012, 16:08

4. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


I have a question, is the XYBOARD a Verizon-only tablet or will it eventually reach international markets.

posted on 21 Jan 2012, 22:56

7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5484; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the latter. it'll work the same way as the original XOOM except it probably won't go to any other US Carrier.

posted on 20 Jan 2012, 16:45 1

5. android1234 (Posts: 106; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


They should've priced them at 300 and 400

posted on 21 Jan 2012, 22:57

8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5484; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


if i were to get a Tablet..the 8.2 would be IT!

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