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

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


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12 Comments

1. xoutrageousx

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

with that price....next playbook/touchpad

2. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Motorola Xoom wifi original model still working just fine :)

3. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

4. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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.

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

*Honeycomb xD

5. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i might try to get a used 8.2 Xyboard.

8. PaulNotFromSweden

Posts: 55; Member since: Sep 16, 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: Dec 04, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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: Oct 17, 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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