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Wi-Fi only versions of Motorola XYBOARD up for pre-order now, ships January 18th

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Wi-Fi only versions of Motorola XYBOARD up for pre-order now, ships January 18th
Motorola has announced that it has started to accept pre-orders for the Wi-Fi only versions of its Motorola XYBOARD tablets. Without a cellular radio, the manufacturer has dropped the "DROID" prefix from the name. There are two different versions of the tablet. One has a 10.1 inch screen while the other has an 8.2 inch panel.

The Wi-Fi only variant of the Motorola XYBOARD 10.1 is available with 16GB for $499.99 and with 32GB for $599.99. The Wi-Fi only variant of the Motorola XYBOARD 8.2 comes with 16GB for $399.99 and with 32GB for $499.99. The tablets can be pre-ordered now from Motorola at the sourcelink and are expected to ship starting January 18th. Although the prices are only $20 less than the 4G LTE enabled versions at Verizon, you won't have to pay monthly cell bills.

The Motorola XYBOARD 10.1 has a 10.1 inch screen (1280 x 800 resolution) made from Gorilla Glass and Motorola's own splash-resistant coating. A dual-core TI OMAP 4430 1.2GHz processor is under the hood. 1GB of RAM is aboard. A 5MP camera on back captures video in 720p at 30fps while a 1.3MP front-facing camera is great for video chats. Android 3.2 is pre-installed. The Motorola XYBOARD 8.2 has the same exact specs except for a smaller 8.2 inch display.

source: Motorola

The Wi-Fi only versions of the Motorola XYBOARD tablets can now be pre-ordered from Motorola

The Wi-Fi only versions of the Motorola XYBOARD tablets can now be pre-ordered from Motorola


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posted on 07 Jan 2012, 09:51 2

1. xoutrageousx (Posts: 70; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


with that price....next playbook/touchpad

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 09:55 1

2. imkyle (Posts: 1009; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Motorola Xoom wifi original model still working just fine :)

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 10:35 6

3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Havent they learned yet? With quad core tablets coming out this needs to be cheaper.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 11:07 2

4. roscuthiii (Posts: 1843; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


There will probably be decent quad cores with ICS for $300 soon and Moto thinks we'll pay $400 for a dual core with GB?! (16GB versions)

Knock another $150 off and we'll talk.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 11:49

6. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


*Honeycomb xD

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 11:30

5. bossmt_2 (Posts: 436; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


8.2 is a decent price but it needs to be cheaper, can't sell xyboard for the same price as Transformer Prime.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 11:50

7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i might try to get a used 8.2 Xyboard.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 12:28

8. PaulNotFromSweden (Posts: 52; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Hey Moto, at these price points, your spec sheets are no values. Thanks, but no thanks.

posted on 07 Jan 2012, 14:53

9. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6588; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


They should of price the original Xoom for 499.99 in the first place.

posted on 08 Jan 2012, 13:30

10. Jarahawk (Posts: 43; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


Ridiculous. What the hell are they thinking? Why even offer Wi-Fi only versions if they are only $20 cheaper than the Cellular versions?

posted on 08 Jan 2012, 14:18

11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


they're $20 cheaper than buying them on-contract at Verizon. Wi-Fi is still a win here.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 08:47

12. Fallout09 (Posts: 419; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I dont understand why they keep charging $400 - $600 for an android tablet. I am 100% behind Android, but when the average consumer sees $600 for Moto Tablet and $600 for iPad.... 8 out of 10 times the consumer is going to get an iPad. The sad part is it is not because it is a better product, it is all based on what they "know". Amazon showed us that if you lower the price, people will buy.

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