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Verizon's on-contract Xyboard is now $50 cheaper

Will a price tag save the Xyboards? That's certainly what Verizon hopes.

As noted in our review, Motorola's Xyboards are nice devices doomed by a steep price tag.

But perhaps there's hope. Verizon has dropped the prices of the on-contract Xyboards by $50, bringing the 8-inch version to $379 and 10-inch to $479. That may not be much, but it's at least an indication that Verizon recognizes the severe problem facing the devices from the get-go.

Sadly, the off-contract versions of the tablets won't be getting the same treatment: They'll both still be going for a pain-inducing $599.99 and $699.99. A dubious investment, to be sure.

[Verizon, via The Verge]