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пʼятниця, 8 квітня 2011 р.

Motorola Xoom – Sales Disappoint In Comparison With iPad 2

Deutsche Bank analysts have confirmed poor sales for the Motorola Xoom, within the first two months of release.

Motorola had high hopes for the Xoom, its new project, seeing it as a natural competitor for the iPad, but it has only sold 100,000 units since its release in February.

In comparison the Apple iPad 2 sold 300,000 on its first day of release in March. It has now topped 2.5 million sales in March alone.

The Xoom runs on Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) which is designed specifically for tablets and won ‘Best of Show’ from CNET at the Consumer Electronics Show.

The tablets features include a 10.1 inch wide touchscreen, which supports HD video playback. It is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor and has 1GB of RAM, and features a 5 mega-pixel rear facing camera, which can be used for video calling.

The Motorola Xoom is set go on sale in mid April, with many retailers already looking to reduce the price by £20 (now set at £580).

With the domination of the market by Apple, this could be a miscalculated venture by Motorola. With iPad apps being produced at a rapid rate, and facilities being offered by the Xoom being readily available on the iPad, it remains to be seen if the market is big enough for two.

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