Motorola Shipped Only 100,000 Xoom Tablets in Q3

October 28, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It is more than clear that Motorola didn’t have a very rosy third quarter this year.

A look at the company’s quarterly numbers will reveal that only 100,000 Xoom tablets were shipped during Q3. This is something to worry for the honchos at Moto, more so because Apple shipped a whopping number of 11 million iPads during the same period.

The sorry realization is that the Android tablet from Motorola has been struggling hard to find a good market.

At the same time, tablets like Galaxy Tab 8.9, have proven fairly successful.

Motorola might be hoping that the numbers will move northward soon, as the company has recently slashed the price to $400 for the Android Honeycomb tablet. The arrival of Xoom on the Verizon Wireless network might also help increase its popularity.

The Xoom tablets will be getting the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update soon, while the next version slate Xoom 2 is gearing up for arrival. These aspects could be strong points on which Motorola would like to bank on.

It is believed that the Xoom 2 is much thinner and more powerful than the previous ones. It is rumored that the 9mm thin device sports a 10.1-inch screen, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GBRAMand 1080p video recording.

We just hope Motorola can change the picture in the next quarter. Meanwhile, stay tuned to know more about the Xoom 2. What do you feel about  this?

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