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October 28, 2011

100,00 Motorola Xoom Tablets sold in Q3, As Nokia battles $32 million Loss

Xoom was estimated by Deutsche Bank analysts to have sold about 100,000 units during the first 6 weeks of availability versus first-day sales of the iPad of 300,000 units. On April 28, 2011, Motorola announced during Q1 2011 earnings conference calls that over 250,000 units of Xoom were shipped to retail channels during the quarter
Motorola Mobility just announced its Q3 earnings yesterday , where it gave shipment numbers for its mobile devices. Most notably, it only shipped 100,000 Xoom tablets during the quarter. (That's shipped not sold.) Earlier in the year, Motorola had shipped 250,000 Xoom tablets in the first quarter and then 400,000 in the second quarter, making this quarter's trickle of 100,000 evidence that the Android 3.0 Honeycomb flagship has sunk.

The Xoom recently got a price cut to $400, but that was after Q3 ended.  Its too early  to know until early next year if the price cut helped push more Xooms to customers.
As a comparison, Apple announced it shipped 11.1 million iPads during Q3. Motorola has not been able to bring to market a cellphone that comes close to matching the popularity of the Razr cellphone from 2004.
Motorola Mobility announced  net loss of $32 million, in the third quarter, which ended Oct. 1. That compares with a loss of $34 million a year ago, when the company was still part of Motorola Inc. Motorola split into two companies in January.

After months of delays, Motorola also began upgrading Xooms to work with Verizon's LTE network. The process requires Xoom owners to send their tablets away for the upgrade though. Motorola shipped 11.6 million phones during the quarter, 4.8 million of them smartphones. That compares with 9.1 million phones, including 3.8 million smartphones, a year ago.

May 30, 2011

Gadget Comparison :Motorola Xoom vs. Notion Ink Adam

Motorola Xoom


The Adam Tablet is a tablet computer designed by Bangalore-based firm Notion Ink. The worldwide launch occurred on December 18, 2010 via a video released by Notion Ink detailing their Eden Interface. On December 9 a limited number of devices were released for pre-order globally, followed by a larger pre-order starting January 9, 2011 and an open subscription pre-order from 11 January 2011.

The Adam runs a customized version of Android 2.2, with an update to 3.0 in the future.
The Adam is set to be the first Android device marketed to contain Pixel Qi's low-power, dual-mode display. The device is one of several tablet form-factor devices to include a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor that can support 1080p video output mirroring. Notion Ink offers a range of Adam tablets with different options:

The Adam generated expectation in specialized media leading up to its appearance at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas where it received favorable initial reviews

With the advent of  Honeycomb 3.0 being released, many tablets are poised to take advantage of this new operating system.  One tablet, critics are saying, that may give the Motorola Xoom a run for its money, is the Notion Ink Adam.

Operating System

Notion Ink Adam will run on Android 2.2 while the Motorola Xoom will be released running Android 3.0, Honeycomb. However the Adam will get upgrades to 3.0 in the future.


Both tablets use the NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip. Motorola Xoom will run on a the standard interface, while the Notion Ink Adam runs a custom made interface named Eden which has been custom made for Android 2.2 and the NVidia processor. Some initial reports are suggesting that there are some bugs to be fixed still, but given that the hardware is so solid, we have hopes for the little tablet that could.

data source : Androidauthority