Motorola tablet fails to excite retailers

Q3 financial results show just 100,000 Xoom tablets shipped

Motorola shipped just 100,000 units of its Xoom tablet device in the last quarter.

The figure was revealed in Motorola's Q3 financial results, and represents a tiny fraction of the 11.6 million mobile devices the company shipped in total.

The Xoom launched in February this year, but, like many other tablet devices, has struggled to compete with Apple's market-leading iPad, which shipped 11.1 million units in Q3.

Motorola was acquired by Google for $12.5 billion in August. Google cited the company's vast patent library, and its utility in the ongoing legal struggle between iOS and Android devices, as a primary incentive.

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Adam Campbell Game Production Manager, Azoomee6 years ago
It's a shame as I think it's incredible.. Then again, the only tablet with any consistent success seems to be the iPad.
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Gregory Keenan6 years ago
I have one - i think its underpowered! However knowing its a dual core Nvidia chip - i know that is not the case. But all my colleges jump to that opinion because it can be very laggy just opening up the app menu - hence the majority went out and bought ipads instead.

Simple visual touch put them off - motorolas optimizations have never been the best - my old phone (the Dext) proves than. I hope google can turn them around
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Adam Campbell Game Production Manager, Azoomee6 years ago
Well, the Xoom will get Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) if that's any help ;)

I haven't got any big complaints so far. The lag is forgiveable, but having double the memory of the iPad 2 hopefully that's ironed out..
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