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DROID XYBOARD Demo Units Arriving in Stores, Other Notes Too

I’ll just say this up front – now that the Galaxy Nexus launch is up in the air, it probably means that devices like the XYBOARD are too. Verizon initially had pegged December 12 (Monday) as the day, but it’s anyone’s guess now (actually, tomorrow is an option as odd as that may sound). What we do know is that the demo units for stores are starting to arrive. So if you were interested in playing with one, now would be the time to call your local store and see if you can get your hands on them.

And speaking of the Nexus (because we know you need more rumors), heard a dozen times today that December 15 (next Thursday) has now been targeted (yes, ignore yesterday’s random 12/13 date). Will it happen then? Again, I wouldn’t put money on any launch date at this point after Friday was given the axe. If it does, you may also see the white RAZR along side it.

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  • Anonymous

    I think we’ve learned they don’t release two products on the same day.  So if they consider the white RAZR a real launch I doubt we’ll see it next week either.

  • Anonymous

    the name xyboard is bullsh*t but
    .
    droidxyboard sounds nice …

  • http://androidtidbits.com Guillermo Martinez

    Got any specs for this device?

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.ie/7fb

  • http://www.facebook.com/mariafe.c.oneill Maria Fe Camaya O’Neill

    Why on earth would anyone buy this with the Asus Prime out there? I love my Xoom but i begining to think that Motorola is losing it.

    • Anonymous

      LTE

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000870625421 Ken Klucina

    I’m really starting to wonder if they are waiting to pull the sales in from the RAZR “renters” like myself. Or worse yet, waiting till the return policy has passed… this is really looking to be a money scheme now. Cause my bill cycle should be showing the 299 any day now.

  • Uncle paul

    Premium price for last gen hardware – UGLY new motorola styling, Lame Droid name from marketing becuase the xoom was a flop.. YAWN. Bring on the next gen Samsung galaxy 10.

  • Uncle paul

    And this is how many fucks were given.

  • Anonymous

    It’s great how every post now turns into the G-NEX

    • Granted

      Yeah the above about how it was just geektards doing it in the comments and now Kleenex does it, just shows that he is in fact just one of the geektards except they pay him to do it and he brainwashes all the readers to do it for free, nice marketing.

  • stacey

    At this rate the Verizon Nexus is following the Duke Nukem release schedule. :(

  • GOTSOOT

    Droid Sauron

  • tc83

    What about the Droid 4?

    • Anonymous

      Yeah. I was thinkin’ the same thing. Me want to touch it.

    • Anonymous

      12/22 is the next rumored date.

  • Christopher Riner

    I have a question, is it announce X Y board (sounding out the letters) or is the x pronounced like a z?  The Zyeboard sounds a little better than the xyboard.  What in the hell are these guys thinking

    • joe1138

      I’m thinking it’s a play on spelling for cyborg.

  • Anonymous

    LOL remember Kellex was talking about Black Friday?

    • Christopher Riner

      I know but I mean hell, you can’t blame him.  Think of all of the leaked shit SHOWING that verizon was definitely planning on launching this bitch earlier.  Something has definitely happened somewhere during the countdown to zero, and, well, we’ve hit zero and still no launch.  I think verizon wanted to have this phone out sooner.  Actually, who knows, you’d think they’d release it by now.  What is blowing my mind is that the stores supposedly have them in stock alraedy!  They just can’t sell them.  Like, wtf, if its software then give us a patch in a couple weeks and if its hardware then you have no idea what you’re doing letting a phone this hyped make it this far without catching the shit and you should just go ahead and tug your pecker off and blow your brains out

      • Anonymous

        Wouldn’t this be the cheapest and easiest advertising campaign if it was all done by design. Think about it. To date, there have been very few ads, no TV time, no official words, yet they are building quite a buzz across the net through blogs and whatnot. Every time they miss a rumored launch date, more people have jumped on the bandwagon. Crap, as the buildup was getting closer, I almost thought of buying one, and I really never wanted the damn thing. But, as I followed this “mob” more and more, it grew. It is bigger than this site and even media outlets are starting to grow with it. If it was an accident to happen this way, wow, what great luck. If this underground advertising was intentional, pure genious.

        • Christopher Riner

          oh dude they know what they’re doing.  The sad thing is, even tho they are making a lot more money, they are really ruining the whole experience for us.  I mean, at least in a way.  But they don’t care about making us happy with a device they just want us on contract til death do us terminate early

          • Granted

            No because they know you will still buy it just like everyone who bitches on here.

        • Robb

          ey…shut up yea?

        • Anonymous

          No because # of people in general buying public >>>>>>>>>>>> # of people on these websites.

          Just because we all want it does not mean we are representative of the general public.  If anything, this is hurting sales of the phone as the general buying public, having little to no knowledge of the GNex, are out purchasing Razr and Rezound as holiday presents.

          • Christopher Riner

            Yeah, but thats exactly what they want.  They don’t make very much money of off the sales of nexus devices.  It would suprise you how much all that extra bloatware brings in for them.  Not to mention, they know that this phone needs no introduction.  They aren’t worried about selling it to the “general” public, they know that all the techies out there know about this phone, and they know that when it comes its selling out.  They just want us to keep buying the motorola of the month.

      • Anonymous

        Makes me wonder wtf the story is behind this…I hope we find out down the road and a straight to HBO film is made depicting the events like “Too Big to Fail”

  • Christopher Riner

    Oh wait, the white razr is coming out that day?  Shit they better move the nexus back another week

  • TheAndroid1

    So we know the 4g outage is not the blame if they are launching the xyboard before it.

    This is getting pathetic.

    Enough is enough, just release the phone.

    • Anonymous

      I thought it might be the micro sim cards, but I just ordered a RAZR today and it uses the same card. No problems there, getting it overnight. 

  • Anonymous

    I say this not to take a shot at Droid-Life, but just as a general statement…and I think I’m not the only one.  I just don’t give a rat’s ass anymore about “rumored launch dates” whether it comes from a “reliable source” or not.  I’ll believe it when I have it in my hand.

    • Granted

      Good, take the shot though. You might have spam withdrawal symptoms in the beginning, but after they pass you’ll feel good about not helping and being part of the whorespambeastin’ machine. I applaud you for this intelligent decision.

      • Anonymous

        Nah, I don’t blame Droid-Life for providing us with all possible information available to them…that’s what they do.  If I didn’t want it, I wouldn’t be here reading.  Let the user decide what he/she wants to believe or not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/omgitzjose Jose Guitian Cicero

    by the time verizon releases the damn nexus google will have announced the nexus4

  • Interstellarmind

    i say we keep calling and asking stores for a release date. if we, as consumers, don’t put pressure on them, they’ll just keep delaying this thing.

    • Anonymous

      And then we can call Best Buy and demand to know the release date for Gilligans Island on Blue Ray in Dolby. I am sure it will be just as effective. Aka, they won’t give a F and you will gain nothing but wasted time.

      • Anonymous

        That was awesome. I laughed…twice.

  • Mitch

     Wow, even Kellex crams in the Nexus in his articles now. I thought it was just the immature Nexus commenters that did that.

    • Azndan4

      dislike

    • Granted

      Haha! Awesome.Verizon knows damn well when they are going to release the phone, they just love all the hyped up anger and rumors like Kleenex here vomits every post, because it gets their costumers even more amped up to buy the phone. Is simple marketing, the same trick as releasing a limited supply of a hot product, it makes people want it that much more and the companies know that when they do the trickle down releases later that every single one shipped well be bought right away guaranteed. Just look at what Nintendo did with the Wii when it first came out, they limited supply and sold more consoles than anyone. They are doing shitty now but that’s for other reasons.

      Plus Google and Verizon and Samsung read and post fake comments in these blogs and use whores like Kleenex to pump up the hype so that when it’s released they will sell everyone of them. Then of course the next day on here you’ll here about how your new phone is shit and you should go buy this new one.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YEOAH3SHAKV7OYIWDABN2TOZR4 preachJESUS!

    LOL.  Right.  I see that the LTE OUTTAGE DOES NOT PREVENT THIS THING FROM LAUNCHING.  IT WAS ALWAYS GOING TO LAUNCH BEFORE THE NEXUS.  love the games. lol

    • Anonymous

      Hardly. Verizon didn’t say the LTE outage was the culprit. As a mattter of fact, according to Verizon, this thing is on time. Just like the actual date, these are rumors and speculations. Until they miss the date on the email they send you when they actually announce the phone, it is right on time. The only games being played are by us.

  • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

    Every time I hear another story about the G-Nex, I die a little bit inside. 

    • Anonymous

      After the Dec. 9th date getting chopped, I’m not believing anything until I have a receipt and the phone is in my hand.

  • Pdiddy187

    Went into a VZW store today and asked a sales rep when I could pick up a Nexus. He said tomorrow. His manager came out of the middle of nowhere and scolded him in front of me.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YEOAH3SHAKV7OYIWDABN2TOZR4 preachJESUS!

      Ouch.  What did the manager say?

      • Pdiddy187

        “Don’t tell people that! It’s not announced yet!”

    • Anonymous

      That would of made great video. 

  • http://twitter.com/sutrebla15 Albert C

    It’ll be released on the 12th because of the Droid name.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    XYBOARD or Prime, XYBOARD or Prime.. bwaaa ha haaa easy.. PRIME!

  • Keith Sumner

    “The Nexus might come out on December 15th, please ignore all 47 previously incorrect release date predictions”

    JOURNALISM!

  • Pdiddy187

    Went into a VZW store today and asked when I could pick up a Nexus. Sales rep said tomorrow. His manager came out from nowhere and immediately scolded him.

    • Anonymous

      At least 1 of three people in this story are full of $hit…… I am guessing it was the one not wearing a name tag.

    • Anonymous

      Guy at local Costco told me he thought they would have them tomorrow but to call first to make sure.

  • Mosskingpin

    My local Vz store said it will be out either before or after Christmas. WTF????
    No sh!t sherlock

    • gtkt

      Ah, so it won’t be out on christmas day then. Too bad

    • joe1138

      You bet, it will either come out or it won’t.

  • reyalP

    Only one week! I can live with that.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      your right, “Only one week”…

      …”only 1 week” until the next date announcement I am sure 

      • Anonymous

        My bet is honestly Christmas week at this point.  Did Verizon ever guarantee the phone by the end of the year? 

        • Bryan Williams

          Yes

  • Anonymous

    Someone needs to THUNDERGUN big red!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jacob-Freed/1285427147 Jacob Freed

    December 15th now huh? Funny how the carriers, with their control freak, money-gouging habits, always seem to screw up a launch inevitably costing them profit. Why does this not happen in other countries to this extent!?!?

  • Kris

    I will not only NOT put any money on any launch dates for the nexus.. I will actually NOT put any money toward the device.

  • Anonymous

    Pocketnow.com has a release date on the 13th for the G-Nexus…….on a Tuesday
    http://pocketnow.com/android/new-verizon-samsung-galaxy-nexus-rumors-point-to-december-13

  • Anonymous

    Mid November, I said the Nexus wouldn’t be out until December 22nd. Some of you mocked and laughed at me. Are you still laughing? Cause the date is still the 22nd.

  • Anonymous

    The lid says “Unlimited Power”. Wow, is that a big battery.

  • http://profiles.google.com/crazyrunner33 David Flower

    Sweet, I can put down a lot of money on a tablet that won’t see ICS for another 4-6 months.

  • http://twitter.com/aeroadc11 Adam Call

    unlimited power?

  • http://twitter.com/OptimusIM Olatunji

    I dont  think anyone cares kellex. Can we get mor G-Nex news???

    • Anonymous

      “I dont  think anyone cares kellex. Can we get mor G-Nex rumors???”

      Fixt.

  • Anonymous

    This is all such a shame really. I’m not a fan of the xyboard, but it’s all such a bummer. I was really excited about purchasing my phone this week. Oh well…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rad-Stevens/783228723 Rad Stevens

    what does this have to do with the galaxy nexus?

  • http://twitter.com/SkippThompson Skipp Thompson

    of course they are. it’s got a droid tag on it so push it out ASAP!!

  • Anonymous

    Dec. 15?  Yawn.

  • reyalP

    Awsome, that’s only one week! I can live with that. I do need to go Christmas shoppping though!

  • Anonymous

    Mid November, I said the 22nds would be the date for the Nexus… I think most people mocked or laughed at me. Still laughing?

  • Anonymous

    Pocketnow.com has the 13th as the release date……On a Tuesday!

    • WAldenIV

      What is the difference between the Xoom 2 and the XYBoard? (Sorry for the non sequitor.)

      • Anonymous

        I believe is the same device only with a different name for different market. The Droid Xyboard is the VZW name.

        • WAldenIV

          Thanks.