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Motorola XOOM Sales Hit 100,000 in Just a Month and a Half

See what I did there?  We’re not about to make this the next “XOOM sales ONLY at 100K! What a bust!” posts, because we don’t think the Motorola XOOM has anything to be ashamed of.  According to Deutsche Bank, who looked at the Android versions chart you are seeing below, decided that there are approximately 100,000 XOOMs in the wild right now (they figured that there are 50 million total Android devices and took 0.2% of that).  So, I say, “Not bad!”  for 100K sold in less than 6 weeks.

As a product that will lead the way for future Android tablets while running the first REAL tablet operating system, I’m all good with these numbers.  A hundred thousand early adopters of a product that will only get better and better over time is a pretty good sign that the Google team is doing something right.  Silly iPad owners and their childishly stretched app jukebox UI.  At least we have 100K people in this country that can think for themselves. (Kidding!  Had to!  We have love for everyone.)

What do you guys think?  100K in 6 weeks enough to consider the XOOM an early success?

Via:  Business Insider

  • There are quite a few reasons why the Xoom didn’t do as well as many of us thought it would. Motorola and Verizon basically had 3 types of consumers that they needed to attract, but failed to, which explains the small sales numbers. Read more on what they did wrong: http://wp.me/p1wchx-6q

  • Hammid

    I do hope the sand tastes good, as you seem to have your head buried in it.

    100K is a laughable number, assuming it is true. How many developers are going to get excited about building apps for just 100K users from the past 6 weeks or even 866K over a year’s time. And, your post basically admits that Google is a full year behind the iOS tablet development cycle.

    Google thought it was savvy enough to succeed against a seasoned company, and it might do so in the long run given that Microsoft clobbered Apple with the same stategic model. However, where is Microsoft now and how can anyone ignore the mistakes Google is making these days? Google’s new/old CEO has already shown “he doesn’t get it.”

  • Sharkvsrobot

    I use my ipad 2 for business and everyday applications and I use my xoom for porn. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    100,000 in 6 weeks is definitely not a success no matter how you spin it.

  • At $799 a hundred thousand in 45 is great… Hope they get it down to something like 500-600 it would have reached like a million by now…

  • Anonymous

    ” A hundred thousand early adopters of a product that will only get better and better over time is a pretty good sign that the Google team is doing something right.”

    That may be fine for Honeycomb, but the Xoom is already over. Does that mean the Xoom 2 will fail? No. But the Xoom isn’t going to suddenly start selling.

  • Mischief316

    Wow that was a close race with the ipad 2, 300,000 units sold on the first day.

  • Honestly, it is a fairly simple situation. Motorola missed the mark by overpricing the Xoom. If the wi-fi only version would have been priced at $499 to go head to head with the iPad2, it would be competing more favorably. But let’s be honest, the Xoom isn’t a device for the masses, at least not yet. Could you imagine if a typical iPad2 buyer puchased a Xoom in it’s current state? They would be confused and probably let down by the somewhat “unfinished” Honeycomb OS and the lack of Apps available. Give Moto and Google some time to get this more polished and to develop more devices, the Xoom was targeted primarily to early adopters with a penchant for Android.

  • Even though Xoom is awexoom!!!! 100,000 in over a month is a FAIL for MOTO.

  • Anonymous

    I think their estimates are low. The reason I say this is because they say there’s only 50 million Android devices out there when I would be surprized if that number wasn’t quite low. For Pete’s sake there’s more than 50 million iPhones out there since Apple sold about 50 million of those last year alone. We all know that there’s more Androids than iPhones so I would think it would stand to reason that there’s between 100-200 million Androids out there in the wild (globally not just in the US). I know the Android explosion didn’t really start until last year but last fall Andy Rubin himself said that there were about 350 K activations a day, that’s over 10 million a month. If thing’s havn’t slowed down a ton, that means that there’s been almost 40 million Android’s activated in 2011 alone. But what do I know…

  • Jim

    I love Android and the XOOM is cool, but the apps just aren’t there. Until developers start supporting Honeycomb, I’ll stick with the iPad.

  • LivinFree

    When are people going to get a grip and quit with the comparison of Apple to other Android devices. Apple will ALWAYS outsell the others if you look at them on a one to one comparison. To many morons and Apple fanboys/gilrs who just don’t even look at anything else because there is an Apple product. That said Android will NEVER steal that many Apple users. Most folks who go with Apple turn into diehards and that is just the way it is and NOTHING is going to change that.

    What I find funny tho is the idiot who have an Android device yet go buy and Apple Tablet. So now that can pay for the same app twice on 2 different OS’s. Now that is just stupidity, but I guess there is plenty of stupid people in this society so Apple gets to benefit from that.

    Anywhoo the numbers are not great that is for sure and could be better. Fatc is IMO the device needed t obe released sooner and fully operational so it was NOT so close to the iSuck 2 release. So the combo of both of those things have not helped sales. Let alone the hassle to have the XOOM updated to LTE when they are ready for it. Just poor planning all the way around but I’m sure Google was on there case to get a HC device out before the iSuck 2 was released.

  • Anonymous

    Putting the BS spin on unexpectedly low sales makes the author sound like a politician, or worse, an Apple spokesman. Face it, the iPad 2 outsold the Xoom 20 to 1. Despite the hype from CES, Moto shot itself in the foot by only selling the overpriced 3G version out of the gate, not having tablet apps, not having Netflix, not having the promised Flash (although it has a beta now), not having the promised SD card.

    Xoom don’t.

    • Whap

      Soon to be the only 4g tablet. It will be a year before I pad does……xoom does!

    • Whap

      Soon to be the only 4g tablet. It will be a year before I pad does……xoom does!

  • Those numbers are very low for what it should be called a”success”. Xoom’s sales show us a lack of interest in that product from the potential market.

  • Jawshua

    Well, you didn’t used to have love for everyone… and that was a good thing. But now that iPhone is with Verizon, and they pay your bills, you for some reason feel the need to cater to them on a site that IA strictly “Android” related.

  • I have the XOOM, so far I am very happy with the purchase. I definitely see things that need to be updated etc, most importantly they need the 4G radio & microSD Support. Without those Apple has the edge. On thing Motorola should do is include a 32GB microSD card which would make it the true price leader.

  • Lilcal70

    my xoom has fully replaced my laptop except the only thing i need the lap to for is dvd burning but i’m sure sooner or later i’ll be able to do that on this dual core beautful 4G beast of a tablet haha..apple offers a weak substitute for the xoom but the reality is like it or not xoom>ipad2 & Android 2.2 is better than ios4.3 & with honeycomb there’s no comparison..thanks for the article droid life(:

  • I have a XOOM and love it, but I definitely think it’s an early adopter device as Google sought to redefine the tablet interface. That means a much more difficult and slower transition and adoption period. I think it’s way too early to deem this a success or failure, much like GoogleTV and the original G1.

  • NovaeMeme

    Okay, using a different extrapolation to compare with iPad sales, which you know damn well is what this analyst is using as a measuring stick, let us work with ebay’s numbers based on type of iPad. Clearly, other sources measuring other statistics is fair game based on this analyst’s use of the Android version stats. The most popular iPad is the lowest priced wifi only 16 gb model which commands 30% of total sales. In fact, the wifi only models are 61% of total ipad sales. Whereas the 32gb 3G has only 9% of total ipad sales.

    The original iPad sold 3 million in 80 days or 37,500 per day or 1,575,000 in 6 weeks. Of that number 9% (remember, the 32gb 3G’s only) is 141,750.

    I’d say the Xoom is a smashing success.

    • iKing

      Funny how this logic never works for the iPhone vs. 100 plus Android phones……

      • Whap

        I don’t think anyone denies that iPhone is the best selling smartphone. Again, android os is the software not the phone. Apple chooses not to have third party oems, so if android takes over due to providing users with choices, so be it. Motorola selling 100,000 units at $ 800.00/or $600.00 on contract seems successful to me. In terms of math that is 80 million dollars. I am sure had Motorola released a wifi version, an 8 gig version, you would see increased numbers. Would it surpass I pad? Nope, not yet. Mainly because the media infastructure is not in place. Once this happens, android tablets will be flying. (Btw 1.5 million presales on the HTC flyer, running android 2.2…) The market is ready for android tablets. Nuff said

        • yeah I think the fact that u need to sign a contract for the xoom is whats holding back sales. I for one don’t think the data plan is worth it on top of an already expensive device, but i would get a wifi version and i think that alot of people are thinking that and besides motorola has a shorter product lifespan than apple. good for the consumer cause there are new refreshes coming out all the time, but bad cause people are waiting for the next best phone or tablet rather than buying this beta device. I for one having bought the ipod touch first year out think it’s better to wait till generation 2 or 3 and besides that the new tegra 3 chips are supposed to be in devices come august which will put a second gen xoom as the latest and greatest tablet during back to school if not the holidays and how many of you think the pad is going to be refreshed again by august or even November? really with a quad core chip and updated graphics with a better screen and a better deveopled 4g network or even wifi with a likely better price tag I think moto is the way to go if they price it for 399 like the asus tablet that is coming out soon with almost the same specs

  • Agreed.

    The XOOM appears to be targeted toward a niche market whether intentionally or not. It just doesn’t make any financial sense to purchase a Xoom for $200 more than a device (ipad 2 16gb) that is generally the same in quality and performance.

  • MC242

    Be honest, with all the hype and the groundwork laid by Apple, 100K is an embarrassment. Motorola better get with the program and cut the price by at least $200 or they are done. Once the Playbook and Touchpad come out Android could find itself in 3rd or 4th place in the tablet space.

  • Anonymous

    i like xooms and ipads

    • Anonymous

      I go both ways too.

  • Stephen D

    No, that’s pathetic. The iPad managed 3 times that in a day. It’s overpriced, has a shitty screen, and lags. I’m definitely passing on the Xoom for a different HC tablet.

    • Anonymous

      For the features it has, the Xoom is priced less than the iPad. Therefore, the iPad is very overpriced. I am an iPad user and can tell you the iPad lags. YES -THE IPAD LAGS SIGNIFICANTLY. Between opening a browser to being able to type in a URL is 2 – 5 seconds. Scrolling the web is laggy – the crappy Safari browser is horrible, so I also use the Mercury browser – but its no faster.

      After using the iPad for 6 months, I find its more laggy than my Droid X. The iPad2 may slightly faster, but iOS is still a Dog.

  • Danthegeek87

    Geeze you guys really need to calm down a bit. So what if Kellex made a joke? Its a joke lol. You’re supposed to laugh, not go on a rant how the guy is “low” because he made an “apple joke.” Anyways, I like the ipad, its a nice device. Sure, 100,000 isnt much and im sure it will be considered a “flop” for some. But not for me I own an Xoom. Not because I think its better then an ipad, just my preference. Thats the beauty of android, choice. So I made my choice, xoom. Was it a good one? Heck yes, love that thing. Would I rather have an Ipad? I dont know, give me one and ill tell you 😉

  • Rizzidy

    100,000 means it’s not a total flop, but it certainly doesn’t make it a success.

  • Skip

    I have a xoom, wife has an ipad, I can do flash, she can’t. The above comments remind me of the early xoom commercial of the black and white apple folks with the color xoom guy. When my friends ask which to buy, apple or android, my reply has always been, if you like to be guided in how you use the device go with apple and buy android if you like the freedom to decide how you utilize the device…

  • Skip

    I have a xoom, wife has an ipad, I can do flash, she can’t. The above comments remind me of the early xoom commercial of the black and white apple folks with the color xoom guy. When my friends ask which to buy, apple or android, my reply has always been, if you like to be guided in how you use the device go with apple and buy android if you like the freedom to decide how you utilize the device…

  • Anonymous

    Oh kellex, way to start a flame war and get the trolls going. But since I’m awake, I should mention I’m writing this comment on my iPad 2. Quite frankly, it is a magical device!!!! It’s nice, shiny and thin. Everywhere I go people ask me “is that a white iPad 2?” and I nonchalantly reply “why yes it is”… (As you might have heard, ipad 2s are sold out everywhere). they oooh and ahhh to their hearts content and it makes me happy. The perfect way to compensate for a small err hmm .

    Having just said that, I agree w your article. The android os is only going to get better. Personally I was afraid to take the risk of buying the xoom and not liking the os, so I went w the iPad 2. I’m hoping iOS for the iPad 2 will evolve into true multi tasking and customization , but that’s like hoping the iPad 2 gets flash. Whelp I’m sleepy. Back to my cave (aka my mothers basement) .

  • Alright lets do a recount who has a xoom?

    Ill start I got one

    1-winning

  • Alright lets do a recount who has a xoom?

    Ill start I got one

    1-winning

  • i just received my xoom last monday, and i truely love it.. i don’t care if xoom is number 1 or ipad is number 1 tablet..

    • Lakerzz

      Amen, brother!!!

  • Me
  • Mymotodroid

    drop the price… then we’ll talk.

  • Raise your hand if you’ve been trying to Mapquest Cougar Town.

    • Danthegeek87

      haha

  • I’m not knocking it in any way but just saying there would be many, many, more sales if the Tablet wasn’t so damn expensive. I understand you gotta pay for quality but there would be so many more users out there using this tablet if it wasn’t for cost! just my two cents

  • The XOOM is a Success because it is an Outstanding Tablet running an OS for a Tablet, whether it sales 100,000 or not. I got mine on Day One and still Luvin it regardless of the units sold, Mine is Awesome!

    • Me too brother loving this thing

  • Tornbetween

    2.5 million iPad 2s sold in March. Sad thing is the two are really close in quality. It’s just Apple actually knows how to market and price properly.

    • Apple knows how to price properly? Are you kidding me? $1000 for a computer with 2 GB of RAM? No its people are stupid and will pay whatever Apple prices its products at

      • Tornbetween

        Who is talking about computers? I believe everyone here is talking about ipad and xoom. When I said priced properly I ment a wifi only version (what people want) for 300 less on launch day.

    • K6tcher

      If you compare the Xoom “launch” to the original iPad, the iPad sold 300,000 units on day ONE. Sixteen million since. So I dunno… math is a bitch sometimes. 1 Day of 300,000 > 42 Days of 100,000. Damn you math!!!

    • Ipad also has what 4 versions of the I pad the xoom has on be so far

      • This isn’t a good argument to favor the lack of sales.

        You can easily make reverse the argument in Apple’s favor when it comes to the iPhone vs. Android. Apple has ONE device while Android has about 250+ devices on Android OS. 35% for Android vs. 25.2% for Apple.

      • This isn’t a good argument to favor the lack of sales.

        You can easily make reverse the argument in Apple’s favor when it comes to the iPhone vs. Android. Apple has ONE device while Android has about 250+ devices on Android OS. 35% for Android vs. 25.2% for Apple.

        • Tornbetween

          Haha hate to admit it but very true.

    • What is sad is they spent money on a SuperBowl add for 100,000 units. Motorola is a pathetic company which was on the verge of bankruptcy until the original Droid and Verizon bailed them out. The Atrix is a flop, the Xoom is a historic flop and now that iPhone is available on the two biggest U.S. carriers its bye bye Motorola.

  • HighOct4ne

    THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKIN’ BOUT! It’s about time someone actually thought these were positive numbers as opposed to negative. SOOOO many people out there have to have the popular products with the “apple” on them…most people don’t have any clue how tablets work, except they’re a “bigger cell phone”. KUDOS to those that can shell out the (steep) price for a XOOM and support a product they like, as oppposed to the device “everyone else likes”. It’s still in the early stages…Honeycomb still has some issues to work out, but for the first 6 weeks…not too shabby.

  • Lakerzz

    I was just talking to someone today that said that they REALLY wanted to get a Xoom, but he wanted something to work with his existing Ipod cables. I really can’t blame him really, because it kind of sucks having a whole bunch of different cables attached to you’re device to do just one thing, I guess. Me personally, that is not enough to persuade me to an Apple product.

    • micro USB cables are $2 on amazon……..

      • Lakerzz

        I know, but no sound travels through the usb cable. Don’t get me wrong. I am no fruit fanboy what so ever, and I am loving every minute with my Xoom. (As well as my Droid X). Sorry if I came off in any way what so ever as a fruit fanboy, lol.

  • Anonymous

    sorry, but the xoom is a flop. i’m a proud android user (og droid rooted and OCed), but really, 100K units in 6 weeks and you say “not bad?” come on, i’m all about fanboyism…but this is ridiculous.

    • Its not bad bro without the wifi version for all the poor people out there….I pad has 4 diff. Versiobsvof the I pad a couple for the wealthy and a couple for the less fortunate

      • Anonymous

        Pretty sure less fortunate people aren’t buying iPads at all….

  • Anonymous

    Also – I hope they didn’t use UASTRING to figure out how many Xoom owners there are out there considering almost every Xoom owner out there sets their browser to report as desktop and not android.

    • Whap

      Lol…. I did not even think about that…. good observation!

    • Whap

      Lol…. I did not even think about that…. good observation!

  • Anonymous

    Another xoom haters thread.

    Should be called … “I’m pissed off that I can’t afford this awesome hardware moaning thread”

    Loving my Xoom and laughing at the haters.

    • Agree. Don’t hate cause I got mney

      • Lakerzz

        I am not hating because you have money. I’m just hating because I spent mon ey I don’t have!!! Haha, jk…got the Xoom, and loving it,

    • Whap

      Right! And none of them have actually used the product.

  • gregmr

    I love my Xoom but the lack of tablet specific apps is really starting to bother me.

  • gregmr

    I love my Xoom but the lack of tablet specific apps is really starting to bother me.

  • Considering the price, that’s not bad. Motorola shot themselves in the foot though. Was there any reason to hold back the WiFi version? Or to price it that high? I’d love one, but 600 is my max on something like this. Hopefully the price will fall later in the year.

  • Considering the price, that’s not bad. Motorola shot themselves in the foot though. Was there any reason to hold back the WiFi version? Or to price it that high? I’d love one, but 600 is my max on something like this. Hopefully the price will fall later in the year.

    • Lakerzz

      Wifi only version is $599…are you including tax in yore “max” spending limit?

      • Not really, but I also really don’t have that kind of cash (poor college student), otherwise, I’d be typing this on one instead of my laptop. And to be honest, my next tech investment will probably be a nice desktop or a 3DS. My Droid X is fairly close to being a tablet as is.

        • Lakerzz

          Agreed…I had the cash, (not credit card, lol) so I got one, and it is a lot better than I thought it would be…

    • chumley

      ever think maybe the carrier it launched with controlled the versions (no wifi) available from day 1 and moto was not allowed to launch with a wifi version until after the exclusive period was over….

      • I never said they didn’t. But that’s Moto’s fault for signing that agreement. Motorola could easily have said no and went to Sprint or ATT. They had leverage, they just didn’t use it properly.

  • ShopDroid

    This embarassing stat just shows how savvy we the android users are. Not like the fruit fanboys who line up outside the store. We hold out for the right device priced appropriately. Bring on the $399 Asus Transformer and we will see way more than 100K units sold in the first day! Meanwhile, I am enjoying the heck out of my $285 GTablet!

  • Lilcal70

    love my zoom can’t wait til 4G upgrade (: zoom>ipad2

  • Eric

    I’m sorry to say but 100k in six weeks is a f*cking joke when the Ipad sold 3 million in 80 days. Moto really did everthing wrong marketing wise. They only have themselves to kick in the ass. As for me, I will be selling my Xoom as soon as the Asus Transformer comes out.

    • Eric

      BTW to prove my point further. the Galaxy tab sold 600,00 in just 1 week and 1 million in 2 months. I’m sorry Xoom is great hardware but its a complete failure sales wise.

      • Brandonv Gillis

        What is this logic you speak of?

        This is a fanboy site and to that we say “not bad!”

        This post is really rock bottom for Kellex.

  • Wmsco51

    They would of sold more had they brought the greed down! What they say it cost to build one now? Greed. The wallet will win and just maybe bring down prices of future endeavors.

    • Businesses are in business to make money? SUE THEM FOR WANTING MONEY! The price will come down when they need to sell more, *gasp

      • Wmsco51

        Right businesses with right judgement will prosper

      • Wmsco51

        Right businesses with right judgement will prosper

  • I’ve played with both the X00m and the u know what pad2, i’m a die hard droid fan but honestly if I were buying a tablet right now i’d have to go with the 3y3pad2. The Xoom seemed a bit chunkier and heavier. I love the x00m browser and honeycomb is nice, but aside from that, there’s not much out there app wise. I’ve seen a bunch of cool and really nice looking and useful 3y3pad apps just in playing with it for half an hour. Didn’t see many tablet specific cool looking apps for droid that I was interested in. I don’t want to shell out $500-$600 for a tablet that “might” have some good stuff sometime soon.

    • Its been out for a month and a half

    • Whap

      There are 59 honeycomb apps, but most apps are functioning on the xoom.

    • rob

      I dont know how many “honeycomb” apps there are, but all 97 apps that were running on my rooted OG droid, are now running perfectly fine on my blue tooth tethered xoom….which cost me $549….not $800 ..that other commenter’s keep mentioning.
      This isn’t an experimental device for early adopters. It does everything I thought it would do and more…..and the developers will make sure it only gets better and better….unlike the Jipad…

  • Anonymous

    LOL. Love the Xoom and I’m still planning on getting one, but the numbers aren’t that impressive.

  • Computer Dreams

    the asus tablet looks very good

  • Anonymous

    Im taking a dump right now while typing this on my xoom

    • Dasergester

      I use my ipad 2 while on the crapper.

      • Anonymous

        To wipe?

        • Anonymous

          +1

          I LOL’d

  • Anonymous

    Gunna get one when LTE is built in and standard.

  • Anonymous

    As 1 in 100,000, I’d like to say that the Xoom is highly under-rated. I’m perfectly happy with my unlockable, upgradeable, “Moto Droid” of the Android tablets. There may be better products in the pipeline, but I would rather have a tablet in hand than a promise of something to come. My laptop has been very lonely lately.

    I’m sure Moto isn’t happy with the sales, but if they’re selling at an average of $700, that’s $70 million in sales. Not bad for an overpriced, unfinished device. BTW: Thanks again to Droid Life for saving me $200 on the purchase!

    • Eric

      When u consider the money that went into R & D then marketing (2 million super bowl ad). 70 million in sales is barely turning a profit.

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  • Anonymous

    I loooooooooooove my xoom

  • Did any of you Apple fanboys notice this is an Android site? So he made a little joke so what get over it. Both os have good and bad. I love my Xoom, my brother can’t live without his Ipad doesn’t mean anything.

    • It means your brother is a traitor…

      • only if he was with Android before, I was gonna go with if*g

  • It generated about 80 Million dollars in sales in that month and a half too. Pretty huge number.

    I wish they’d just release the Bionic already though.

  • Anonymous

    I have a XOOM, and it’s pretty much replaced my laptop for daily personal use. Glad I got one!

    • Anonymous

      My XOOM is my couch buddy. It’s like Kid Sister, but awesome.

      • Anonymous

        I just wish Motorola would’ve sold a case/pouch for it at launch so it could travel better. I wasn’t a fan of the portfolio case they had.

      • Anonymous

        Same here.

      • just wanted to share one of my gems i dropped on the Android community way back on January 23.

        Jeff Bernard
        Prepare for a total flop in terms of sales. We are talking Nexus 1 territory and here is why. The average consumer does not care about dual-core or blown up iOS. When they walk in and see an iPad and Xoom next to each other they will go for the iPad. It has more name recognition and is “cooler” than the Xoom. Moto should have been more agressive with their price point. The hardcore Android geeks will certainly pick this over the iPad but those types of customers are a minority. I think the tablet market is a bit overblown and suspect this will be a flop. Will most likely be a nice device but a flop from a sales perspective.

        • Stephen D

          Agreed. The XOOM is way overpriced, and quite frankly, it sucks. The screen is garbage, and it lags. I’m glad I didn’t buy into the hype. It definitely flopped. The iPad sold three times that in one day. It’s sad. If I buy an tablet, it’ll be an iPad 2 or the 8.9 inch new Gtab.

          • Ratamacue

            What Lag?

          • Stephen D

            Every single one I’ve used was choppy and laggy when it shouldn’t be. I made sure to reboot it every time too.

          • Iixintervention

            ok stephe you definatley dont know what your talking about, the ipad 2 is horrible and way over priced. the xoom is much more better than the ipad or gtab, so dont try and talk about stuff when you dont know much about it. yes the xoom may be a little pricey but it is much better than the other tablets that are out.

        • Inavernus

          Wicked cool story bro.

          • so cool you took the time out of your exciting life to comment on it. Thanks!

        • DroidzFX

          No one expected the Xoom (first real tablet) to take over the market. No one expected Android phones to take over smartphone market and look where they are now. Its obvious who will come out on top in the end and that will be due to choice. The market will be flooded with android tablets and allow people with lower incomes to pick one up. While Apple will continue to produce overprice/over hyped products for rich and stupid.

          • Thats great and all but you do know that the phone market is subsidized and the tablet market is not. When people spend their own money they will pick the superior product, assuming relative price points. So unless wireless providers start covering half the cost Android tablets will never have more than a 20% market share.

    • Nhlpreds98

      +1. I use it full time at home and have it on the dock at work too. Now, if only MLB would get their crap together, my boss and I could sit around watching MLB on my xoom.

      • Scottwain

        I have been able to watch my MLB premium package through the browser. Its not perfect, but its a nice work around until they hopefully optimize the At Bat app for Honycomb.

      • Same here haven’t touched a laptop since day one too many poor people out there

  • Anonymous

    The vast majority of ipad sales are WiFi-only. Motorola could have boosted their first month sales by releasing a WiFi-only model first. They choose not to because sales are not important to them.

  • Anonymous

    LOL at that last part of the article, but thank you and BGR for looking at it as a good thing because it surely is

  • Anonymous

    I can see that not everyone recognized the last 2 comments as sarcasm even with the parenthesized remark at the end. *sigh*

    • Droid!!!!

      Not convinced that the parenthetical remark was sincere. It was just put there so you could say you didn’t mean when you probably did.

  • Anonymous

    Really now….Using DB’s brilliant math then 1.25 million Nexus S devices were sold since it is the only one with GB on it…Seriously? I would not think that many would sell on T-Mo but then again maybe…

    Question the real sell-through on that clunker Xoom though.

    • Anonymous

      The problem with that is GB was released to AOSP. The only tablets really running Honeycomb are the Xoom and random test units by manufacturer.

  • Anonymous

    Success (or lack thereof) is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Anonymous

    Just have to. I couldn’t possibly care any less than I do about numbers or who likes or dislikes what. I have a Xoom and an Ipad2. I’m going to get the Xoom 2 (whatever) and the Ipad3. I do because I can. I can because I don’t stick my head up one company’s ass, I stick it up any company’s ass that’s willing to give me MORE, BETTER, FASTER, NEWER and more fun. Numbers are shit. The only numbers I care about are the ones that have little zeros at the end and allow me to feed my frenzy over the next big thing, the thing I decide is the next big thing. I love my Xoom, hate the crappy no apps for it right now, but love the device. I love my Ipad2 too, two, to. Too many people worry about what others who are supposed to have their finger on the pulse of society say is the popular. I say neh neh. (not referring to this site, I love this site). Make up your own mind and say bye bye to the pundits. Too much? Don’t care. 🙂

  • the ipad 1 got like 15 times that………….. the is a xoom bust

    • Anonymous

      Any sales compared to an iDevice is gonna be a bust. But hey, 100,000 ppl obviously wanted one. Not bad in my book.

    • Anonymous

      ifans love hype.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, Apple has a horde of crazed iFans.

  • Apples&Androids

    I love android but also own an iPad. Why am I a “silly iPad” owner? Kellex, I’ve been reading more and more of this site but every now and then your true green colors show through. I happen to like both devices, a lot. I carry an iPhone4 and have the iPad2 and the Motorola Xoom. Present state, I use the iPad more for certain tablet specific applications that the Xoom does not currently have. I guess I’m “silly” (nice middle school jab, there) for using a product that just happens to “work” even if I can’t put my Beautiful Widgets (beta) on my iPad.

    If it wasn’t for those juke-box icons and grid, where would android be right now? I’m just saying, I’ll give props where props are due, but neither of these devices supports my family nor provides an income to me. So why dislike the competition?

    • Anonymous

      It was just a little joke. 😛

      • Anonymous

        Actually this is the joke; So, I say, “Not bad!” for 100K sold in less than 6 weeks.

    • Anonymous

      I use an ipad2 too along with my bolt. As far as I’m concerned it’s the best of both worlds.

      • Anonymous

        I’ve got the same combo, that’s exactly what I think. I love going into Boston and hooking up my iPad up to the 4g network here.

      • Anonymous

        I’ve got the same combo, that’s exactly what I think. I love going into Boston and hooking up my iPad up to the 4g network here.

    • Your tampon string is showing.

    • Mr.Joe

      Don’t believe anything kellex says. As far as I’m concerned kellex is a wolf in sheeps clothing.

    • Don’t cry now

    • angermeans

      Its called sarcasm I am sure if you like both (I will never have any other PC but a Mac but refuse to have another iphone as i have had all of them) you have to of noticed the other camp (iphone/ipad) owners are a lot more harsh on android. Take a joke man he was being sarcastic.

    • Anonymous

      Apple is a terrible company and the iCult are obnoxious tools, enough said.

  • Anonymous

    I have to believe this was launched as a Nexus device for tablets. Not that they didn’t want to sell even more, but to make sure everything that comes after stacks up. I wouldn’t be surprised if Moto re-launches this or adds another Blur’ed out version by the end of summer with a spec bump.
    Of course my accuracy for predictions is on par with a tech blog so not going to hold my breadth.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    suckers…

    its already dated by tablets coming this summer

    • Yes. It is dated compared to tablets that haven’t been announced yet and won’t be out until this fall. You got us there.

    • Anonymous

      All consumer electronics are “dated” by the time they hit the market. If I continually waited for the next best thing, I’d be waiting the rest of my life.

    • Gmen

      By “dated”, you mean the xoom has better hardware specs than the iPad 2 and no there is no third party suppliers making iPads, so until iPad 3 comes out next year, it’s the only game in town for iPads. So dont knock android cuz we don’t have to wait till next year to get the latest and greatest hardware available! So who’s the sucker?

    • angermeans

      Its dated by what coming this summer? I really hope you don’t mean by anything by samsung as that is a joke.

  • Kevoskee

    Nice to hear that the Xoom has sold that much. It’s still people in this world who has common sense. The wifi version helped out. Can’t wait until next week to get mines

    • Anonymous

      I think its price was the major turn off to people, I know it was for me. Motorola really fumbled the launch of it as well.

  • I am very satisfied with my Xoom & wouldn’t ever trade it for an iPad…
    I’d love to see the microsd card enabled, other than that, no complaints.

    The fact is, there will be millions of Honeycomb tablets in use in the next months (Motorola or not), so I have no fear of having an orphan…

  • Robpsmith

    I am more than glad to be one of those 100k!
    Been loving mine since launch. Great batter life. Smooth flash videos.
    I know the Zoom will only get better.

    • I agree completely. I was an early adopter for the Original Motorola Droid and enjoy being one of the 100,000 for the wifi-3g Xoom. Android will soon hit their stride in the tablet market just as they are in the smartphone area and I believe the wifi only numbers will be stronger yet. As long as these companies keep one upping eachother, we will continue to come out the winners.

  • Goblueboy

    thank you for pointing this out to derphards

    “first REAL tablet operating system” – winning Duh

    I don’t really think that the Xoom shows anything really for the tablet world, it was the first android 3.0 tablet yes. but you don’t compare the selling of one product to another when it comes to android vs apple.

    give it time for everyone manufacturer wise to come out with their tablets and then lets see the numbers of that.

    • Anonymous

      agreed, the Xoom vs iPad battle is nothing significant..its almost like comparing Nike’s to Chuck Taylors, the Honeycomb vs iOS battle is where the numbers really matter in the tablet world

      • Anonymous

        “Honeycomb vs iOS battle” Funny. they are not even playing the same game. What battle? That is the whole fallacy here. People think these two ecosystems are competing when in fact they are a direct complement of each other.

        • Anonymous

          Well I doubt anybody would personally own two tablets so yes the two companies are competing for your money

          • Lord Stick Max

            Not really. I think each apple & google are serving a different consumer demographic.

  • JT

    Just as the Fanbois responded to Tbolt v ip4 sales, better to wait for the *offical* first quarter numbers before getting butthurt or hi-fiving over Deutsche Bank’s (wtf?) industry research findings.

    • palomosan

      Well I think that the Xoom would have sold over a Million units if the price wasn’t that high and if the WiFi version had been available since the release.

      That’s Motorola’s fault for overpricing the Xoom…I want it one but at that price, no way.

      • JT

        Maybe? But DB (also acronym for Deuce-bag), made a guesstimate based on an estimate of devices out there who identify themselves as running 3.0. It could be only 50k based on that algorithm.

        • Anonymous

          i find it rather humorous that you call 50,000,000/500 an algorithm

          • ^^does that guy ever shut up…

            i mean hes been talking to himself for at least 5 comments

          • JT

            My guess: Only child, 0 friends.

          • JT

            Okay. “Dirty math” better for you?

        • Anonymous

          and that you can’t spell douchebag

          • JT

            I’m totally sorry for that. I hate when people f-up the spelling of my name too. (-;

        • Anonymous

          and that you used the words estimate and “guesstimate” in the same sentence

          • JT

            ….? Yes. DBs guess-work based on another’s estimate. I’m sorry you’re having trouble, but you’ll get it eventually.

          • JT

            ….? Yes. DBs guess-work based on another’s estimate. I’m sorry you’re having trouble, but you’ll get it eventually.

        • Anonymous

          and that you think tablets are living by referring to them as “who”

          • JT

            No I’m didn’t. (-; Okay, got me. But just so we’re clear, if you identify yourself as “yablahblah” do I refer to you as a “who” or a “what”?

        • Anonymous

          and that you think there’s no margin of error in the 0.2% figure

          • JT

            Thank you for making my point.

        • Anonymous

          and that it was so easy for me to find elements of your stupidity to point out

          • JT

            Great. Next time put them all in one post. Jackass.

  • Guest

    Great last comment Kellex! I will do whatever you say…Oh you said to go buy things off Droid-Life? No problem on my way right now 😉

  • Honeycomb_FTW

    The numbers used to come to these conclusions are low. . . nonetheless 100K Verizon Xoom’s isn’t that bad considering all the blunders that went on with the launch of this thing.

  • sigh

  • s/nothing/anything

  • well…that just happened.