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Verizon introduces Droid Xyboard 8.2 and 10.1-inch tablets

By Shawn Knight
Dec 6, 2011
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  1. Motorola Mobility and Verizon Wireless have announced the addition of two new tablets on the Verizon 4G LTE network. The Droid Xyboard (stylized DROID XYBOARD) tablets will be available in…

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  2. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,078   +76

    I don't know what Motorola and Verizon are thinking on this "deal"... Why would anyone want to pay for an Android tablet that shares the same price point as an iPad 2, AND get locked into a 2 year agreement? I can understand selling a service plan with your 4G tablet, but the subsidized price for this is way too high.
     
  3. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,286   +232

    My thinking as well, Wendig0... In a market that's getting flooded with quad core Transformer Primes (more power for less money than these units), Nook Tablets for $250, Kindle Fires for $200, and lower end tablets (like that Ainol unit for $100), it seems like Moto and Verizon are just oblivious. Sure, 4G is nice, but this price point is absolutely ridiculous. Seems like most consumers would be better served to get a cheaper (and possibly more powerful) tablet, then use a modem or tethering on their phone, if they absolutely must have 4G.
     
  4. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Guru Posts: 637   +117

    Infrared port? Reminds me of my Dell axim from back in the day. *Sigh* probably my most loved technological device I ever owned.
     
  5. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,286   +232

    Heh... I still use my Axim X5 as a universal remote for my living room system. Even bought a cheap CF card with high powered IR in it years ago. The dang thing just won't die!
     
  6. I enjoy my touchpad with Wifi for $99... Would I pay more or a monthly fee for one.. Hell no. I wanted one because everyone else was getting them but I find I don't really use it as much as I thought I would.... I use my desktop and iPhone more. Don't fall for the hype people. They aren't that necessary and your PC does a heck of a lot more for the money.
     
  7. tehbanz

    tehbanz TS Enthusiast Posts: 183   +10

    I accidentally found out about these about 2 months ago. I was at a place that makes packaging for things setting up a printer and networking it etc. and I saw these boxes. the woman made me swear secrecy! Guess i can say something now! It sure has been killing me.
     
  8. I know this super secret, but i can't tell you. When this super secret is revealed, I'll tell you then. oO

    now back to topic: Is it possible that there was a little mix up and these price points are without contract? It just seams unreal to pay the stated amount and being indentured for 2 years.
     
  9. I agree with Wendy and all others here. I might as well go out and just buy the friggin IPAD2. Also, lets not forget there is no true 4G network. Verizon can buff it up all they want. They are not even close. The only carrier who comes closes to a 4g network is Sprint, and we all know how well their service is in certain areas, yep, right there next to A&T as the worst provider. See link...

    http://www.techspot.com/news/46546-att-rated-worst-wireless-provider-for-second-year-in-a-row.html

    Looks like I will have make other choices here in term sof tablets. The new Samsung seems to be gaining some grounds when it comes to android tablets.

    Motorola/Verzion - you can keep your XyBoard.

    The-Fun-Bunch
     


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