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Motorola shipped only 1million tablets last year

A recent report shows Motorola to have shipped about 1 million tablets in 2011 which includes sale of their XOOM tablets and DROID XYBOARD

Many of the Tablet manufacturers are facing the problem with their sales in the market. According to a recent report, Motorola has sold just about 200,000 XOOM tablets in the fourth quarter of 2011. The XOOM tablets have reported very low sales in the early three quarters of the year.

Motorola also reported lower sales of their DROID XYBOARD tablet which was retailed by Verizon. Combining both these above mentioned tablet they make a rough figure of about 1 million tablets shipped throughout the year.

Apart from this, some other tablets really made a good business in the market. Apple sold about 15 million iPads in just the last quarter of the year. The low cost tablets like the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Noble Nook Tablet also had a good sales report as they had sold about 1 and 3 million units each in the last quarter, but the point to be noted is that they went for sale only November.

If all the Android tablets are put together the total figure gets to be about 10.5 million units sold in the fourth quarter. All these figures points towards the fact that Motorola might not be having a great business in the market. Earlier we came across the news about Google acquiring the Motorola last year, so it was expected them to become Google’s unofficial manufacturing arm by 2012.

However now it is hard to feel the same. There were also no new models showcased at CES by Motorola and the current models of the company are also reporting lower sales. Meanwhile the other manufacturers like Asus, Lenovo, Acer and Samsung are reported to have geared up their processes in bringing new releases. 


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-01-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)