If You Don't Need LTE, Motorola's Taking Wi-Fi Xyboard Pre-Orders and Shipping in Two Weeks

Which would you rather have, a Xyboard with LTE or an extra $200? If you chose the latter, Motorola's now taking pre-orders for the Wi-Fi only tablet with plans to ship on January 18th.

Other than LTE connectivity—and the Droid branding found on Verizon's iteration—Motorola's tablet is identical to the one available in Europe for the past few months. They all run on the Android 3.2 OS, which can be updated to Android 4.0, and include a 1280x800 display and dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP chips. 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. [Electronista - Verge]