Motorola is already selling a cheaper WiFi-only model of their famous Droid tablets. As of January 30, people can purchase the new Droid Xyboard WiFi models from Motorola’s website. The Xyboard tablet released in the US is also known as the Motorola Xoom 2 in the UK.
The Motorola Xyboard Tablet PC is a great alternative for those who still prefer solid American brand and don’t like taking risks in buying ZTE-branded dual-core tablet computers such as the ZTE V66 7″ Android 4G Tablet PC.
Motorola Xyboard 10.1 with Wi-Fi version cost $499.99 for the 16GB model and $599.99 for the 32GB.
It’s a better deal than the cheapest iPad 2 because this Motorola product comes with 1GB of RAM! Furthermore, the Motorola Xyboard WiFi comes with a whooping 7000mAh Li-Ion battery for better battery longevity to match one of the most boasted iPad 2 features, 10-hour battery life.
There’s also a smaller Motorola Xyboard 8.2 with Wi-Fi models that are cheaper at $399.99 for the 16GB and $499.99 for the 32GB version. The Xyboard 8.2 basically packs the same important hardware specs of its bigger brother. The Xyboard 8.2 also comes with the same 1.2 GHz dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 processor.
Both the 10.1 and 8.2 models of the new WiFi-only Motorola Xyboard are equipped with capacitive displays running in 1280x800p resolution. They sport the same dual-camera system, a 1.3-megapixel front camera and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. The Xyboard WiFi tablet models comes with Bluetooth 2.1, HDMI out, USB 2.0, AGPS, eCompass, 3.5mm headset jacks and Wireless-N technology.
Motorola says while these devices ships with pre-installed Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb OS, the Xyboard WiFi are readily upgradeable to the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream OS.