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Motorola Xyboard 8.2 and 10.1 have always been nano-coated for water resistance

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Contrary to reports, Motorola has not released revised versions of the Xyboard with splash resistance; all models have had that feature built-in since launch.


Reports have gone around today about revised versions of Motorola's Wi-Fi-only Xyboards that offer splashproofing by way of a nano-coating for exactly the same price as before — something we've seen at shows over the years with products like HzO WaterBlock. We reached out to Motorola for comment, and it turns out that absolutely nothing has changed in the products: the Xyboard 8.2 and 10.1 that you bought in January are exactly the same as the models that you'd buy today, and they've always offered splash resistance.

For anyone cross-shopping the Xyboard against a product like AT&T's Pantech Element, that's good news (and if you already own one, you've got one less reason to be upset this afternoon).