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Video: Motorola Takes You on a Tour of the New DROID XYBOARD Tablets

Motorola has just released a video taking viewers on a small, but detailed quick look at the new DROID XYBOARDs.  Motorola has put plenty of emphasis on their new splash guard coating, Gorilla Glass, and the ability to sync wirelessly with your PC.  All of which are features that should be considered must-haves for today’s tablet buyers.  I think our favorite part is when they dump the entire glass of water on the tab.  Don’t try that at home, folks. 

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Via: Motorola

  • http://androidtidbits.com Guillermo Martinez

    I’m certainly loving Motorola’s extra sturdy features which makes the device last long. 

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Anonymous

    I would buy it as long as I get the complementary tour of Mordor and Mount Doom from Sauron there (assuming the joke was understood here :P). 

  • http://twitter.com/Chanceman512 Keith

    They couldnt choose a newer laptop to use? That thing is a dinosaur!

  • Anonymous

    Yaaaaawwwnnnn…..

  • lightlong

    Verizon has put a bad taste in my mouth because of the G-Nex debacle.  These remind me of Verizon and therefore I don’t like them.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VDASTX5FE3JS4HBNSAJPH4SKM steve

    People need to STOP paying this much for tablets and force the price down…This is ridiculous now…especially in our economy…
    These things are not worth what you pay for them…not even close.

    • Wmsco51

      I agree!! Thought they would of learn from the first xoom some called it a fail for Moto mainly due to price…… And half baked. As of now my xoom is just fine without the 329.00 infrared app not to mention the square corners.

  • Anonymous

    All i have to say is owww, what a nice tablet. Kudos to Moto as always :)

    • Fixer

      PLEASE BAN THIS ASZHOLE TOO!!! kellex

    • Guest1

      …..

  • Anonymous

    who else is just mad that the Xyboard flew from the factory onto the shelves while Nexus’s sit in the back room, teasing us with their mere existence?

  • Jaime Ramirez

    lame nexus i want

  • Parkertimothy2

    they can announce all these new tablets and have a lot of info on the Droid 4, but nothing about the gnex launch

  • Anonymous

    i still dont understand the justification behind paying that much for a tablet, when you could jsut buy a phone with hdmi mirroring, and use your phone through your pc. or even buy a decent laptop for cheaper

  • Taha Sheikh

    What motorola forgets is that most people buying non-Apple tablets are not sheep. We look at the tablets capabilities, its OS and its price. Unfortunately, Xyboard is priced incredibly high for what people are willing to pay for it. Then there is the small matter of the Transformer Prime…

  • http://twitter.com/leechesofkarma Jon Tuttle

    Please just comfort me with another Nexus post. Even a rumor right now will make me feel better than not seeing anything at all.

    • Keith Sumner

      Stop being such a baby, here’s a rumor, the phone will be out Smarch 41st.

      • Anonymous

        Are you sure it’s not the 32nd of Nevuary? Smarch 41st seems so far away. :)

  • http://twitter.com/Pollita_Droid Erica M.

    Wow I’ll keep my Xoom for a bit longer.. Really XYBOARD? WTH were they thinking?

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Fail….. as usual

    • Keith Sumner

      F*ck off

    • Anonymous

      shut up

      • Fixer

        PLEASE ban this guy too kellex!!!!

        • Anonymous

          Let’s ban you too

          • Fixer

            and you!!!!!!!

          • Guest1

            you mad bro???

  • http://twitter.com/patfrank Patrick Frank

    What OS do these tabs run?

    • EC8CH

      Blurrycomb

  • EC8CH

    Integrated IR Blaster!

    Do other tablets have that, cause that’s actually pretty cool.

    • http://twitter.com/Artimis013 Artimis

      No, but it’s about freaking time.  I’ve been waiting for them to do this with a phone forever so at least someone is taking the step with a tablet.

      • EC8CH

        Even though IR is old tech and should die in fire, it’s still going to be around forever.

        Some devices can be controlled over the LAN connection, but having the builtin IR blaster would make the device much more universal.

        +1 to you Moto

      • Anonymous

        Moto always innovating :) We have the first and nice features first.

        • Fixer

          PLEASE BAN THIS ASZHOLE TOO!!! kellex

        • Fixer

          PLEASE BAN THIS ASZHOLE TOO!!! kellex

        • Guest1

          …..

    • Anonymous

      Definitely is the best part of the tablet. Sadly, that is the best part about the tablet.

    • lightlong

      It sounds like a NERF gun – integrated IR blaster – hhhhhooooooooooooo!

  • EC8CH

    I plugged in my headphones just to hear him say that stupid stupid name…

    it was worth it :-P

    • Anonymous

      oww trolling again lol

      • Anonymous

        Regardless of whether you like the tablet or not (the wallpapers are pretty nice,) it’s 100% justifiable to make fun of the name.

        Who besides us would EVER buy a product with such a back-alley Chinatown name?

        • Anonymous

          The name is nice. It is similar to cyborg the movie.

          • Fixer

            PLEASE BAN THIS ASZHOLE TOO!!! kellex

          • Guest1

            ….

        • Anonymous

          who really cares what its called, if its a good tablet, buy it…thats like caring what your car is called…

          • Anonymous

            Maybe you don’t, but seriously think about everybody who only knows the name “iPad,” I gauruntee the name will hurt sales.

      • Fixer

        PLEASE BAN THIS ASZHOLE TOO!!! kellex

        • Anonymous

          owww guest aka the loser finally made a nickname. Dont you have nasty pictures of me and macklane to post on droidlife. You should be ban forever.

          • Fixer

            PLEASE BAN THIS ASZHOLE TOO!!! kellex

          • Guest1

            ask and you shall receive!!!! 

      • EC8CH

        MOTOTROLLA

        • Anonymous

          Motorola for president :)

          • Fixer

            PLEASE BAN THIS ASZHOLE TOO!!! kellex

          • Guest1

            ….

  • Anonymous

    Oooooh. It’s pronounced “Zyboard.” Well that’s not as dumb as I thought. Touche Motorola.

    • Anonymous

      xylophone…xyboard…see?

      • Anonymous

        Haha yeah. But every time I saw it spelled the X and the Y were capitalized. So I would say “Ex Why Board.” The “Zyboard” actually sounds cool to me.

        • Anonymous

          makes sense…the marketing was kinda mis-leading

  • Murphy

    Who the f*ck named these tablets?

    • EC8CH

      this guy:

      he loves the letter “X”

      • Murphy

        Congrats on winning a tablet! :)

        • EC8CH

          Thanks.

          Droid-Life is the best, no doubt about it.

          Good Luck to you on the other 9 tablets!

          Now I just need to decide if I should keep it or try to flip it into a different tablet.  The slide-out keyboard doesn’t exactly rock my boat.  Decisions Decisions :-)

    • Anonymous

      Your dog named it

      • Fixer

        PLEASE BAN THIS ASZHOLE TOO!!! kellex

      • Guest1

        …..

  • Jon Flikkema

    Is the Xyboard name being introduced because it kinda sounds like cyborg and will be a step above the droid?

    • Tyrian

      THats the impression i got

    • Anonymous

      You got it right :) We will see nice things from moto in the year 2012.

      • Fixer

        PLEASE ban this guy too kellex!!!!

        • Anonymous

          Owww this guy is a loser. I can express my opinions stop suffering.

          • Fixer

            PLEASE BAN THIS ASZHOLE TOO! kellex!!!!

          • Guest1

            …..

      • Fixer

        PLEASE BAN THIS ASZHOLE TOO!!! kellex

      • Guest1

        …..

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonathanf Jonathan Fingas

      It’s to distance the new tablets from the failure of the Xoom. Like how a bad movie can be made by “Alan Smithee.”

  • http://www.matthewdlyons.com/ matthewdlyons

    Yawn. It’s hard enough just getting past the name — “ZEYE-Board.” Ugh! I’m not a face of the design or the look of the materials. I wonder who, exactly, this video introduction is meant to appeal to or attract. It may sound a little shallow, but the dude doesn’t exactly sell the tablet, nor generate any excitement.

  • http://twitter.com/kaiyel1 Kyle Miller

    Fauck the xyboards!

  • Anonymous

    I like that Motorola finds ways to start words with an “x”

    • EC8CH

      Sesame Street Affirmative Action.

      The letter X has been held down for too long! It’s more than just for words like X-Ray, and Xylophone.

      • Anonymous

        Xmen too

        • Fixer

          PLEASE BAN THIS ASZHOLE TOO!!! kellex

        • Fixer

          PLEASE BAN THIS ASZHOLE TOO!!! kellex

        • Guest1

          …..

  • Anonymous

    hahaha…the guy says ‘xyboards’ so fast i thot he said ‘iBoards’. had to go back and listen again to make sure. tsk tsk moto.

  • Tyrian

    Hmm i can either use the new XYBoard or Windows Picture Viewer to look at images stored on my computer.

    • Dshudson

      lol.. like this. 

  • Dshudson

    Waste of $$

  • https://twitter.com/#!/acpleus Andrew Pleus

    I’d love to see a WiFi only version of the 8.2″ Xyboard.

    • Anonymous

      Why when the Transformer Prime is right around the corner? Not saying it’s a bad tablet just wondering how you can justify the price point and wondering your justification.

      • https://twitter.com/#!/acpleus Andrew Pleus

        I like the smaller size.  I’ve had an iPad at 9.7″ and a OG Tab at 7.0″, and having seen the 8.2″ device at the local Verizon shop, I was very happy with the size.  For me, tablets are a go between for my desktop and laptop, ideally suited for daily travel to and from work, and sitting at home couch surfing.  If I need a portable workstation I grab the laptop, or if I want to do some gaming, I jump on my PC.  So it’s a size thing for me.

      • Anonymous

        I’m with him on wanting the 8.2″……Xoom2(*I* won’t even call it by it’s Verizon name….yeah that’s Verizon’s name because it’s known as the Xoom2 everywhere else in the world) simply because of it’s size.

        However it’s gonna come down to price, IF I get another tablet at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

    Release the Kraken! I mean Nexus!

    • Anonymous

      My Verizon store has the display G-Nex unit out. 4.0 and the G-Nex are so buttery smooth.

  • Anonymous

    When did they hire Chaz Bono to rep their products?

    • Anonymous

      No kidding.

    • Synaptic

      I thought it was Big Hoss from Pawned Stars:-P