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Motorola aims at 800,000 shipments for Xoom tablet

Motorola is also prepared for a million units if required

Not long ago we mentioned that Motorola’s Android 3.0 tablet-the Xoom, has made an appearance at the CES.  The Xoom tablet sure is creating hype being the first-ever-announced Android 3.0 tablet, but this piece of news will sure add to it.

Reportedly, Motorola is looking at shipping around 700,000 to 800,000 units of the Xoom tablet in the first phase. This phase we are talking about would be the time frame between its February launch date and the end of March. In fact, if demands are high, Motorola is confident enough to even ship a million units. Although, one must keep in mind that these figures that are being discussed will pertain to the US alone as that would be the place where the initial shipping will take place to. Talking of other major tablet makers and their expected sales in Q1, Samsung is looking at 1.5 million Galaxy Tabs whereas Apple would likely be doing anywhere between 5-7 million units of its iPad.

With respect to Android 3.0, sources also add that the new iteration of the Google OS has pretty limited support for displays while supporting 7 to 10-inch screens with resolutions of a minimum of 720p (1280x720) for proper working. While Motorola’s Xoom and Samsung’s unnamed 10-inch tablet are first priorities on Google’s list as launch hardware for the Android 3.0 OS, there are also the LG G-Slate and the HTC Scribe next up. There’s also take for a possible update to the MSI WindPad 100A with Android 3.0.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-01-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)