Wi-Fi only versions of Motorola XYBOARD up for pre-order now, ships January 18th
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.
1. xoutrageousx (Posts: 70; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
with that price....next playbook/touchpad
2. imkyle (Posts: 1058; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Motorola Xoom wifi original model still working just fine :)
3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3090; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Havent they learned yet? With quad core tablets coming out this needs to be cheaper.
4. roscuthiii (Posts: 1952; 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.
5. bossmt_2 (Posts: 444; 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.
7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5690; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i might try to get a used 8.2 Xyboard.
8. PaulNotFromSweden (Posts: 55; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Hey Moto, at these price points, your spec sheets are no values. Thanks, but no thanks.
9. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
They should of price the original Xoom for 499.99 in the first place.
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?
11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5690; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
they're $20 cheaper than buying them on-contract at Verizon. Wi-Fi is still a win here.
12. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; 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.