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Friday, 29 April 2011 09:40

“Only” 250,000 Xooms sold

Written by Nick Farell


Not bad considering
The tame Apple press has rounded on Motorola for only managing to flog 250,000 of its Xoom tablets. Varous rags have claimed that it proved that Apple was superior in every way and that the tablet failed to live up to its hype.

However 250,000 Xooms is not bad for a tablet which was even more expensive than the iPad, which was launched before it had integrated 4G or fully supported Flash. Xoom, was supposed to be the best answer to the iPad yet, and also introduce the world to Honeycomb, Android’s tablet-optimized OS. In comparison Samsung shipped more than 600,000 Galaxy Tabs in its first month and first day sales for the BlackBerry PlayBook are expected to outdo both the Galaxy Tab and the Xoom: Some analysts predict BlackBerry sold 50,000 units in one day.

We don't think that Motorola will be too upset, it reported $3 billion in net revenues, 22-percent more than last year’s first quarter postings. Currently 79 per cent of the world's tablets are the iPad, but given that hardware makers keep insisting on copying Apple's model of an overpriced tablet, without the deranged fanboy base to prop it up, they are on a hiding to no where.

What they should be doing is flogging tablets that do more than the iPad for half the price. This is how they managed to knock out Apple from the PC and notebook market. Sheesh, it is not rocket science.
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+7 #1 jozef 2011-04-29 16:33
Android based tablets are too expensive.

Apple keyed in on the fact that their consumers are willing to spend a lot more for their type of product and usage experience, this is what apple's marketing is all about.

Android on the other hand isn't selling a user experience. They talk about fast processors, graphics power, and other things listed on a spec sheet. Unfortunately, Android phones appeal to the custom home-PC builder, and for the price of an Android Tablet, one of these guys can build an amazing desktop box capable of playing Crysis 2 without hiccups.
 
 
-4 #2 Fud_u 2011-04-29 21:44
Yea, considering how expensive that tablet are. It sold more than most laptop did.

@ "Apple keyed in on the fact that their consumers are willing to spend a lot more for their type of product and usage experience, this is what apple's marketing is all about."

No, they keyed on the fact that they can sell just about anything without trying.
 
 
-6 #3 Naterm 2011-04-30 04:08
You're becoming quite in rabid, irrational Android fanboy, Nick. 250,000? Yeah, that's not bad for a piss poor product. On the other hand, Apple probably sold that many iPad 2s in a span of six hours.
 
 
0 #4 kartikkg 2011-05-01 13:32
if u want a tab for basic things like surfing ,some music and ebook reading ,small games u can get tabs for as less as 150-200$ in chinese markets , u may now shout that oh they are not so touch sensitive etc etc , but for their price they are very worthy!
 
 
0 #5 Xyllian 2011-05-01 16:24
This whole "apple can sell whatever crap because of their name" is bullshit. The iPhone sells bacause it is a great product, you can do all the things you can on an android but with a smoother experience and generally better apps. The iPad is sadly the only tablet that isnt completely useless atm, the xoom is overpriced as hell, has poor battery life and feels like a huge chunk of cheap plastic in your hand.

The real iPad competitor hasnt been released yet, its called the eeePad Transformer and it looks like it will be able to deliver a near equally good overall experience.

Also, the iPad is far from overpriced. Look at the competition at the same price as the cheapest iPad and you will find it has simply amazing value overall.
 

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