Motorola to halt production of XOOM tablet after June?
The big question is, why would the Schaumburg based firm stop production just a few months after launching the first Honeycomb flavored tablet? One theory is that the company is taking a breather to see how the XOOM is accepted in the market, which is being overwhelmed by the number of tablets being produced. All of the major smartphone manufacturers have a tablet out or on the way.
Another possibility is that a Motorola XOOM 2 will replace the original model. This is the most likely reason for the drop off in production of the original XOOM, but so far there has not been any word about a sequel. It would seem strange for Motorola to completely stop producing a product that according to the paper, will have shipments of 3 to 5 million units in 2011.