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

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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DROID XYBOARD 10.1
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 7000 mAh
DROID XYBOARD 8.2
  • Display 8.2" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3960 mAh

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8 Comments

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

2. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 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?

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

3. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 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.

4. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

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

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

5. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

They should've priced them at 300 and 400

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

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