Motorola spill-proofs the Xyboard 8.2 and 10.1 [Update: They've Always Been Spill Proof]

You know the old saying: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. While that may be true, Motorola is taking a slightly different approach with the introduction of two new Xyboard tablet models. In this case it’s “if it ain’t broke, add a spill-proof coating so it stays that way.” Both the Xyboard 10.1 and Xyboard 8.2 are now available with an added bit of water-resistance for the same price as the original. All specs remain the same, but the new models ship with a free portfolio case and HD media dock. The Motorola Xyboard 8.2 with spill-proof coating is available now for $399. The Motorola Xyboard 10.1 is available for $499.

UPDATE: As per Motorola, apparently, the Xyboards have always been spill-proof and the company was just advertising this little known fact. Who knew? For previous Xyboard owners, no need to send Motorola that angry email now. Stand down.

[via DroidDog]

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  • David Gray

    1st!!! I’ve always wanted to do that on Phandroid!!! YES!!!

    • aeok18109

      Now that you have accomplished your life long dream of being “first” you can now aspire to be….a lemming. 

  • mmark27

    I’d love for my next high end device to be water proofed.  Besides drops, that’s the #1 killer for most people.  This is a good trend we’re seeing. 

  • the_omega_man

    I thought that the nano-coating was already on all of the XYBoards!

    • Sonelone

      It’s just enamel.

  • KOLIO

    Perhaps the previous owners can send their’s in for the water-resistant treatment. If not for free, a nominal charge, to cover shipping.

    Now that MOTOROLA has demonstrated that this technology can be implemented w/little cost being added to the manufacturing process, there is no excuse this practice shouldn’t be implemented industry-wide,at least in the electronic devices that are prone to moisture damage.

  • JulianZHuang

    the new ipad is better. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGAX75BIHGIMVLBE3DT2MIHCJU James G

      go back to the apple forums, fan boy

      • JulianZHuang

        Why so much hate? Is this how the community of android treating other people?

        • Dan Main

          Only those that make blanket statements like
          “the new ipad is better. ”

          You don’t even tell us why it is better in this case. is it spill proof? can it be submerged in a galon of water and still work, 10? 100?

          You need to make your posts relevant.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGAX75BIHGIMVLBE3DT2MIHCJU James G

            Thank you dan. How would you like it if I went on apple stuff and just said that the Transformer trime HD pwnd the ipad 3? You wouldnt would you? So please, troll elsewhere next time.

  • http://mensahwatts@yahoo.com Mensahwatts

    With, the way things are…it’s getting harder to afford a new Andriod phone, let alone a tablet…

  • http://www.motoask.com/ motorola Atrix

    Well at least they aren’t going and making more major changes like adding bigger batteries to devices and calling it new… oh wait.

  • Regg Joo

    Heard, there’s a coating you can get for the phone you got now.