Motorola XYBOARD 10.1

This Motorola XYBOARD 10.1 looks a little familiar, eh? It should. Take the Motorola XYBOARD 8.2 (see our hands-on), add a couple inches, and that's what you've got. It's the same redesigned Motorola Xoom 2 with a larger screen and a third option for storage -- 16GB, 32GB or 64GB.

Otherwise, pretty much the same thing here. You've got angled corners, the metallic section on the back, 5MP rear camera, microUSB and microHDMI. You've also got a 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor and 1GB of RAM running Android 3.2 Honeycomb, with an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich already promised. No microSD card, however.

Check out our quick hands-on after the break.


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There are 19 comments

Lobout says:

I'll stick with the OG xoom thank you very much. May weigh a bit more, but I love the idea of having unlimited storage with the micro SD card. Not worth the cost for me to move up for very little gain. Now if it were a quad core tegra then maybe it would have been worth it.

b00sted says:

can you please dump the system for me? plz plz plz?

Try looking in the forums? :p

http://forums.androidcentral.com/motorola-xoom-2/140316-xyboard-10-1-8-2-system-dumps.html

GoBucks1 says:

I just got a Xoom at Verizon during their black Friday deal. I don't understand why people don't like it? I love the specs and the battery lasts forever. Plus it's nice to have a microSD card reader. Ok so it weighs a little more, but who cares? Yea I know I have to have a data plan, but I like having that freedom.

Can someone please tell me why no one likes the original Xoom?

I picked one up on Black Friday as well and love it just like you. The difference is that you and I paid $199 w/ contract and received a product with a working SD card and a working 4g. The early adopters paid well over $600 for a model that was not 100% functional for many many months.

El Jefe says:

That's exactly why I have no desire to be an early adopter for ANYTHING!

jeres88 says:

The Xoom has always been a great tablet, the main problem is there were some promised features that took a long time to finally get, such as 4G and microSD. In all honesty, I think there are a lot more people happy with their Xoom than there are who were unhappy due to these features being delayed. Unfortunately, loving a product rarely enrages somone to post on a forum :)

Mobius360 says:

I am pretty happy with mine too.

I had thought about waiting for the Xoom 2s but the price on Black Friday was what I was looking to spend. I also like the ability to use it on the road with ease. To each their own.

mindpoem says:

I have the original Xoom (WiFi version); paid full price early on and have no regrets. I've enjoyed using it very much.

Jet300 says:

Why are the data tags stuck to the OUTSIDE of the device?!?

turbofan says:

Ed's Opinion:

This tablet is FUGLY.

JOHNGAETANO says:

1.2 on the processor not 1.5.

GoBucks1 says:

Ok now I get it. I can understand why people would be pissed. Yea if I paid $600 and this stuff did not work I would be pissed too. I guess I'm glad I waited.

I think these new tablets are nice, but why in the hell would anyone pay those prices? Especially when the Transformer Prime will be out? Motrola loves to over price things. Look for these to be on sale for $199 in about 6 months.

crxssi says:

Earth to GoBucks140. You can't compare a cell-carrier based/branded tablet to a non-cell-carrier based/branded tablet on price. If you want to do that, compare the Xoom 2, not the Verizon version.

grlla says:

Those who moan about the prices don't really have "first in line" technology wants - so they wait for the next best thing.

It probably dates me, but I can remember paying $1500 for a well appointed laptop that now collects dust in the corner...woefully in need of the XP - SP3 upgrade that would keep it alive.

Point is - the day you buy it you've sunk your money. If you can't afford it quichyerbitchin.

BUT - for that moment in time you have what you could justify with the technology level it came with.

I love my XOOM, and I bitch incessantly about the $$ I have in it. It should be ICS compatible, so I can't squelch too loudly. That will give it another year (total 2 years) of hands-on usability.

Wish I would have got two years out of that laptop.

GoBucks1 says:

All I ment was I would not pay those prices when I can get a Transformer prime with better specs, battery life and and microSD slot. That is the only reason I'm bitching about the price of the XYboard.

crxssi says:

From VERIZON WITH A CELL MODEM? No you CAN NOT. *THAT* is the point. You cannot compare the two that way, it is simply not "fair".

Fbrn says:

Personally I don't see any value to the XYBOARD. It is way overpriced and without expandable memory it is a waste. Why do you put out a product 6 months later that is so inferior??????

crxssi says:

Because some people WANT A CELL MODEM IN IT. *THAT* is why it is overpriced.