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Motorola announced dismal device sales in its earnings report
on Thursday, with tablets faring near the worst among the
The company shipped 11 million mobile devices over the past
three months, according to the quarterly statement. Yet only
440,000 of those were tablet devices. In other words, the
Motorola Xoom Android tablet flopped big time.
It¹s a quarter of rough numbers for the company, which of
course is facing competition on all sides. For perspective¹s
sake, compare the 440,000 Xoom tablets with Apple¹s numbers
this quarter: The Cupertino giant sold 9.25 million iPads
over the last quarter, almost 20 times the number of
Motorola¹s Xooms. And it¹s important to note that when
Motorola says 440,000 units ³shipped,² that signifies the
number of devices sold to retail stores, not to customers.
I wasn't thinking of an iPad. Not at all. Maybe it's
slightly smoother than a NookColor, Galaxy, Xoom, or any of
the other dozen of tablets that are coming out lately.
The iPad 2 lags behind the Motorola Xoom in almost all
hardware categories. And it won't have an option for 4G
Subjective measurements here. What I've read is that the Xoom
has a very good display and a higher resolution than the
Of course, the Motorola (MMI) XOOM also has this same dual
core processor and is certainly shipping in volume as well.