Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Motorola Xoom Versus the iPad

Luis Estrada thinks The iPad has no competition, especially not from the Motorola Xoom:
Companies looking to take on Apple’s iPad are quickly finding out that it’s more of an uphill battle than they bargained for. Whereas Android was able to quickly catch up to the iPhone in terms of marketshare, the same cann’t be said for Android-based tablets.

This past quarter, Apple recorded record revenue thanks in part to unbelievably strong iPad sales - 9.2 million units to be exact. Earlier last week, Motorola announced that they sold just 440,000 units of its Xoom tablet during the quarter gone by. For the entire 2011 calendar year, Motorola anticipates sales of 1.3 to 1.5 million tablets. Apple meanwhile sells over 1.5 million iPads every two weeks.


While the Motorola Xoom might have been the first tablet to “challenge” Apple, Jah explains that being first to market has some downside such as having “less time to cost optimize.”

A company rushing a product to market to take on an established Apple product?! Why that’s unheard of I tell you.

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