Motorola Xoom monthly orders hint at Xoom 2 later this yearBy Emil Protalinski
For Q1 2011, Motorola reportedly placed orders for about 700,000 to 800,000 units of the Motorola Xoom, in four color options. Taiwan's shipments for this quarter are expected to meet upstream component suppliers' forecast. More specifically, shipments reached 200,000 units in February, and Motorola placed orders for about 200,000 units for the first half of March. Shipments for the rest of the month should reach somewhere between 400,000 and 500,000, according to sources from upstream suppliers cited by DigiTimes.
This is all well and good, but it appears that for Q2 2011 the numbers will already start to drop with each coming month (300,000 units in April and below that number in May). Furthermore, orders will only last till the end of June.
Either Motorola is no longer confident about its device, even though it won the Best in Show Award at CES 2011, or the company simply wants to reduce the stock on shelves to make room for the Xoom 2. We think it's the latter.
The Motorola Xoom is the first device to ship with Android 3.0 (codenamed Honeycomb) running on Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 32GB of onboard storage (expandable via SD), a 2-megapixel camera on the front, a 5-megapixel camera with dual LED flash on the back, a micro USB 2.0 port, HDMI out, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, as well as Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. The 10.1-inch tablet has a 1280x800 display resolution. Battery life is said to peak at about 10 hours of video playback.
What do you want to see in the Xoom 2?