Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Motorola Xyboard Wi-Fi up for pre-order, ships in two weeks

updated 11:30 pm EST, Fri January 6, 2012

Motorola preps cheaper Wi-Fi only Xyboard tablets

Motorola has begun taking pre-orders for a Wi-Fi only version of the Xyboard. Losing the Droid name from Verizon, they remain identical on the inside and cost significantly less. The 8.2-inch 16GB and 32GB models cost $400 and $500 respectively, while climbing to 10.1 inches adds another $100 to the cost.

Inside, they still share IPS-based LCDs, dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP chips, five-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras, and Android 3.2. The 8.2-inch model focuses on higher-powered speakers and wide viewing angles as a video-first tablet.

All of the Xyboards ship the week of January 18, or just under two weeks from Friday.

The Wi-Fi version are following a similar pattern to what Motorola tried with the Xoom, where it started off with a cellular version and only went to a carrier-free Wi-Fi version later. As with the Xoom, most have considered that a possibly dangerous error as it led to unusually high prices that put the tablets out of competition with the iPad and other tablets that both cost less for similar features and have a cheaper starting point.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price to gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for a ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Blue's Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones, a company that makes some of the most popular digital USB microphones among podcasters and musicians, has for some t ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News