Wi-Fi-only Motorola Xyboard tablets now up for pre-order, shipping this month
Motorola’s new Droid Xyboard tablets for Verizon (known elsewhere as the Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition) went on sale a month ago. Obviously though, the carrier isn’t selling Wi-Fi-only versions of the tablets. That’s up to Motorola itself. And today the company has started taking pre-orders for Wi-Fi-only Motorola Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2 tablets at its own website.
The prices being asked are $399 for the 16 GB Xyboard 8.2, $499.99 for the 32 GB Xyboard 8.2, $499.99 for the 16 GB Xyboard 10.1, and $599.99 for the 32 GB Xyboard 10.1. That’s on par with Apple’s iPad 2 pricing, which isn’t really that good for Motorola and its tablet sales.
But die-hard Moto fans (if there are any of those out there) should be happy that they can now buy a Xyboard without needing to be tied down to a two-year service agreement with Verizon. In case you are one of those people and would like to pre-order your Xyboard now, just hit this link. Shipping is expected to happen during the week of January 18. So with some luck, in about ten days you’ll have your new tablet at your doorstep if you pre-order now.