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Verizon already slashing Droid Xyboard price by $50

updated 06:00 pm EST, Thu December 29, 2011

Droid Xyboard down to 480 at Verizon

Verizon has already cut the price of the Motorola Droid Xyboard in a sign of possible slow sales. Both the 8.2- and 10.1-inch models have had their two-year contract prices dropped by $50 to reach $380 and $480 respectively. Off-contract pricing added later are still the same $600 and $700 as before.

No signs exist that the cuts are temporary.

Motorola has seen many of its early ambitions for its Android tablets dissolve over the course of 2011. It and Verizon presumed they could repeat the success of the original Motorola Droid phone in challenging Apple with a high-profile launch of the original Xoom, going so far as to produce a Super Bowl ad. High early prices and uncompetitive hardware led to price cuts and rapidly shrinking sales that may have prompted an unusually early Droid Xyboard launch.



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  1. climacs

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    ha ha ha

    .

  1. facebook_Tanya

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    +7

    unbelievable

    It's frankly unbelievable that the xyboard was released at such an astronomically high price.

    This is $380 ON CONTRACT. Which makes it very expensive indeed.

    The price should be free on contract, because the product is worth $200-$300 dollars and the contract should subsidize it down to zero.

    Verizon and Motorola have known the facts in play for a long time - the original Xoom had the same issues.

    How they can be this thick is beyond me, unless they just are going for that tiny niche market play, and that's something they feel like doing for some reason - like a little boutique biz.

  1. bigmig

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    Droooid....

    N/t

  1. Jubeikiwagami

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    +1

    From Queen

    "Another one bites the dust" well soon it will.

  1. Foe Hammer

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    Think FAST, Motorola ...

    ... call Wrenchy and have him buy and activate a few pallets of 'em for you!!!

    'rrrrrrrroid!

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