Here's what Motorola's Xoom 3 (Xyboard) tablet could have been

Here's what Motorola's Xoom 3 (Xyboard) tablet could have been
Motorola’s last two tablets were launched in late 2011, being called Xoom 2 in Europe, and Droid Xyboard in the US (where they were exclusively sold by Verizon). Since then, Motorola Mobility was bought by Google, and is now in the process of being acquired by Lenovo. While we don’t know if there’ll ever be another new Motorola tablet, sources from China have it that the company had plans to introduce a new slate at some point - although it eventually cancelled its release.

The cancelled Motorola tablet was recently spotted in some live photos, and we can see that it has a Kevlar rear case - just like the last Motorola Droid smartphones introduced by Verizon. Speaking of, this slate was supposed to be available at Verizon, as the carrier’s logo (including the 4G LTE label) is visible on its back, alongside a camera with LED flash. Reportedly, the tablet’s powered by a quad-core processor of unknown provenience - and that's all we know about its features. The device seems to have a 10-inch display, while being thinner than Apple’s iPhone 5s (7.6mm).

Take a look at the alleged Moto Xoom 3 tablet in the slideshow below, and let us know if you'd wanted Motorola to release it.

source: Weibo (in Chinese) via HelloMotoHK, Droid-life



1. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

*wipes tear from eye* I would have bought one!

2. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I bought the first Xoom tablet and let me tell ya it's been the worse electronic device ever produced. Moto made a bunch of promises and never kept them.

3. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

No updates huh?

7. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Yeah I felt very disappointed by the original Atrix... but I think today's Moto is a better focused Company (or sub-division) and the few products that makes, they make them very good...

4. Gibscreen

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

Does it come standard with fingerprints and a permanent light reflection or is that just an option?

5. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

May be you should try hard...

6. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

May be you should try hard...

8. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Moto should reinvent the atrix with their lapdock good thinking of software just expand on it

9. oborawatabinost

Posts: 45; Member since: May 18, 2014

Am I the knot be who thinks that Kevlar is the best Amy trial for phone bscking? My favor tire phone exterior is the droid razr maxx hd, and I would love to see Motorola make a Kevlar joint with competent specs

10. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Let's take it to the next level, CarbonFibre.

12. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

From what I can decipher from your comment, you like the Kevlar back. I agree. It offers much better grip than plastic, metal or glass and it even looks good :)

11. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I'm assuming this is what was in the package from those non-Edward Norton commercials DROID commercials last year after the new DROIDs came out. I'm still tablet-less & was gonna get this but obviously it's not coming out.

13. lawsofeffect

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

I've had several tablets, Android and Apple and I still find myself using my original wifi Xooms - most functional work tablet, easy to repair - made right the first time - still have interest in exploring the 8" media tablet Motorola made - Lenovo hasn't done such a bad job on their tablets either, Thinkpad Tablet 2 stands out for me - the new ThinkPad 8 inch tablet is hot - Windows 8 tablets that you can actually do work from - yah, yah, Windows 8 - what I really wanted was the Samsung Ativ Q

14. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

They should have released it. I had the original Xoom WiFi version and it was built like a champ.

15. _X.ET

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

i have been using moto razr xt910 for 2 years, it's good. i use mokee OS(andriod basis, 4.4.2) now, it's better than android 4.0.2.

16. _X.ET

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

if i need a new tablet, i would choose moto...

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