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mxmarcus
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XYBOARD 8.2: WIFI Version

When is Motorola planning to release the WIFI only version in the US?


Planning on getting a 32GB one but don't want to paid for VZN data plan.

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Re: XYBOARD 8.2: WIFI Version

 I cant say 100% for the Xyboard but when I purchased my original xoom from Best Buy I did not have to get the data plan when I purchased it but it was an option. I did however change to the WiFi only xoom when it was released since the cost difference was a big deal for me. I suggest you give them a call and ask if its a requirment to buy one.

mxmarcus
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Re: XYBOARD 8.2: WIFI Version

I also want to get the 32GB WiFi version. But so far nothing. I don't need VZN data plan for a tablet I am planning to use at home.


 


It will be nice if we can get confirmation or not about the device

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Re: XYBOARD 8.2: WIFI Version

There has been no mention of a Wifi-only version. You may absolutely purchase a Xyboard without a Verizon contract, but you still need to buy it from a Verizon store. Simply ask for the "full retail" version and pricing. You will not have to do a credit check or sign up for any service.


 


If you order it from Verizon.com, you will be forced to sign up for a month-to-month contract which you can cancel as soon as the Xyboard ships, but why bother with that when you can get it without that extra step from a Verizon store.

mxmarcus
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Re: XYBOARD 8.2: WIFI Version

I had a better idea. I am checking craigslist regularly for a better deal.


Most of the time people get stuffs they really don't need and sell it at bargain price.

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Re: XYBOARD 8.2: WIFI Version

I only saw one there, once, for about $630 (cheaper, but not cheap) - but yes, eBay and Craigslist and great ways to find bargains - just be aware of the warranty implications.

mxmarcus
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Re: XYBOARD 8.2: WIFI Version

Thanks for the warning but I always double check before buying on craigslist.


I saw it twice already but did not act fast enough


The first one was a 10.1" with 32GB for $500 and I was not interested


The second one was $400 for 8.2" with 32GB, sold fast


 


I am very confident I am going to get it soon.

mxmarcus
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Re: XYBOARD 8.2: WIFI Version

What do you know? The WIFI only version is now available for pre-order at Motorola, shipping on 01/18/2012


http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/US-EN/Consumer-Product-and-Services/Tablets


The price is still high if you ask me but I can wait. The 8.2-inch model will cost $400 and $500 for the 16GB and 32GB versions, respectively, while the 10.1-inch will set you back $500 for the 16GB and $600 for the 32GB—roughly $200 less than what Verizon charges for them without a contract.

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Re: XYBOARD 8.2: WIFI Version

Great find mxmarcus!

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mxmarcus
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Re: XYBOARD 8.2: WIFI Version

Thanks. I wish Motorola would revise the price down to make this sell like hot cakes!