Deutsche Bank says Motorola has moved about 100 000 XOOM tablets so far
While not bad for a yet unfamiliar and unproven tablet OS like Honeycomb, it is a far cry from what Apple's iPad 2 has moved so far - the estimates there are between 2.4 and 2.6 million units shipped from suppliers, a lot of which have been sold already.
Granted, we are still to see the global launch of the Motorola XOOM, but somehow we doubt the lines will be huge, because we have the sneaking suspicion that the first Honeycomb tablet came in overpriced.
Still, with the first generation Android tablets slashed to way under $400, and some upcoming dual-core ones rumored to be around that $400 price point, the XOOM will inevitably fall in price, moving a lot more units than now.
1. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
No official numbers yet, but looks like another crushing defeat for fandroids. Let's see the usual desperate posts about how it has better multitasking and it's "open". At the end of the day the consumer decides what is the best product. Oh yea the camera is better!!!
2. Sniggly (Posts: 6400; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Or the customer goes for the better marketed product. Walk into Best Buy and look at where the XOOM is positioned compared to the iPad 2. The iPad 2 has its own fucking gigantic display endcap which is prominently placed where it can be seen. The XOOM is shoved into the bumfuck section of the laptop displays with no major signage. The Playbook and Galaxy Tab are positioned better.
Btw, as you declare "another crushing defeat" for Android, keep in mind that this is one field of battle which hasn't even gotten under full steam. Android handsets still outnumber Apple's. And the original Droid sold more handsets in its first 100 days than the original iPhone.
3. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
I said crushing defeat for fandroid which refers to people such as you. Android is a platform and isn't tied to motorola or the Xoom
4. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
And btw yes I'm sure that there's a conspiracy against the Xoom and all the stores don't even put it out on shelves and you have to ask for it by name and even then the employees conspire together and pretend like they don't know what it is lol
5. Sniggly (Posts: 6400; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
They may have known what it was, but they knew virtually nothing about it. The first guy I talked to even treated me snidely when I asked about it. It's not a conspiracy, necessarily, but it's a shitty marketing job. I mean, Apple secret shops stores that sell its products and reps get into trouble if they act unenthusiastic about the products at all.
And look how top line products competing with apple products on the same carriers mysteriously either suffer marketing problems or are crippled by technical issues (like the delayed release of the Thunderbolt, lack of placement and marketing of the XOOM, the lack of 4G connectivity on the Inspire and Atrix)
But it doesn't matter. Apple's market share has stagnated and will soon fall as Windows Mobile grows, Android keeps exploding, Blackberry revamps itself to stay relevant, and HP helps WebOS come into its own. They'll remain profitable, of course, but less and less people will opt to go with Apple as an option as less expensive and/or comparable products which treat their customers and business partners better.
6. Sniggly (Posts: 6400; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Oh, just to confirm something I told you a few weeks ago, I was able to make more profit off of a freakin Evergreen I sold today than a 3GS I sold the other day.
7. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
You continue with your pathetic conspiracy theories. So now Apple cripples competitors phones, doesn't allow them to release their phones and doesn't let them advertise? You get more pathetic with each post, but if that helps you sleep at night. You can't accept the fact people just prefer iOS and that's why it sells better.
8. Sniggly (Posts: 6400; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
iOS is only selling better in the tablet division. In every other market it's being outperformed. The analysts are all predicting that iOS will fall behind Android AND Windows Mobile in only a few years. And my informmation comes from inside sources and from the evidence in front of me. Apple does a killer job marketing its products, this is something I've commented on before. They are also the best at coming out with simplified, pretty, smooth devices. But they outperform for one simple reason: they fight all of their business partners and twist arms until their products are given better positioning and marketing. The results are unmistakable.