Industry sources indicate that 1M PlayBooks & 800K Motorola XOOMs are on on order for Q1

Industry sources indicate that 1M PlayBooks & 800K Motorola XOOMs are on on order for Q1
After being enthralled by the wonderful experience found with the BlackBerry PlayBook and Motorola XOOM during CES, it's no wonder why there are already high expectations about sales figures for the upcoming tablets.

DigiTimes is reporting that industry sources indicate that Chinese manufacturer Quanta Computer is in position to manufacture and ship approximately 700,000 to 800,000 Motorola XOOM and 1 million BlackBerry PlayBook tablets during the first quarter of 2011. Although the figures are coming from an unconfirmed report, it does seem like a fitting goal when you consider how huge tablets have become of late thanks to the string of successes found with Apple's iPad and other competing devices.

For the second quarter, we can expect to see Quanta Computer to begin shipping both 3G and 4G versions of the BlackBerry PlayBook, while the “LTE version” of the Motorola XOOM will commence shipment as well during the period. However, it's worth noting that Motorola mentioned that the XOOM will receive 4G LTE connectivity with the aid of a removable modem of some sorts – which would require owners visit Verizon stores to have it installed.

Nevertheless, these figures do point to the telling truth that big business is at hand surrounding the tablet market. And with 2011 just beginning, it's going to be interesting to see how the year turns out in this competitive market.

source: DigiTimes

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1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I think the BlackBerry PlayBook is going to be Sprint's industry first announcement....

4. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

that would be a major disappointment if true, I pray that it's not, given they already announced it at CES and didnt announce any sweet dual core phones on the other hand.

2. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

whoa BB whoa there... can you say Flopbook?

3. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

A for effort narley on trying to be witty, but a F- for execution

5. vzwservesmewell

Posts: 29; Member since: May 05, 2010

I Really can't wait to get my hands on a Xoom!

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