The Motorola Xoom Tablet Flop, Not Many Sold

We have some interesting news on the Motorola Xoom’s sales in the US, since the tablets launch at the end of February. Unfortunately, it does not make good reading for the Android tablet faithful.

According to figures provided by Deutsche Bank, which they obtained after looking at the Android developer website to see how many people used Honeycomb, they estimated that Motorola’s Xoom has only sold 100,000 units since its launch in the US.

The figure provided by the Android developer’s earlier this month suggested that Honeycomb was only being used by 0.2 per cent of Android Owners, currently Xoom is the only available device running the tablet-centric version of Google’s OS, which Deutsche states equates to only 100,000 people.

We have received this information from Business Insider by way of T3 and the report goes on to state that 300,000 iPads were shifted by Apple last year, in its first weekend and there are further suggestions that it could have already broken the million sale barrier.

Please note that we previously did an article on a price drop of the Motorola Xoom, prior to its release in the UK and it would be interesting to know if this is as a direct result of the sales figures in the US.

For those of you that are still unsure about which of these tablets is right for you, why not check out our article on the Xoom and iPad 2 comparison video and hopefully, this will help you to make up your mind.

What is your preference the Xoom or iPad 2? Let us know below.


One thought on “The Motorola Xoom Tablet Flop, Not Many Sold”

  1. Vicki says:

    The product is not a flop, the company behind the product is the failure. Lack of faith and marketing are key indicators here as to the reason for the failure.

    Perhaps Motorola should have paid attention in marketing at school – if you release a product into a market that is predominantly dominated, you should either a. make the product better and cheaper or b. Put $ into advertising or c. both. In motorola's case they opted for d. None of the above.

    Shame on you!

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