Motorola was unable to ship more than 1 million tablets in 2011
Motorola shipped just 1 million tablets in 2011, all quarters combined. Motorola also reports heavy losses, even at CES Motorola had nothing new to show. It really is pathetic; the third largest android OEM is showing such outcomes. Droid XYBOARD tablets on Verizon total rounded up for 1 million tablets which were shipped.
If we start comparing Motorola with other companies who launched their tablets, Motorola is at misery. Apple sold 15 million iPads, which is astonishing because that only counts for the last quarter of 2011. Estimates put the Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet at between 1 and 3 million units each, and they only went on sale in November. A rough estimate suggests that a total of 26-30 million android products were sold, which makes Motorola look even more miserable for contributing a total of 3 percent to the market. It is alarming that Motorola was the OEM producer for the original Honeycomb OS hardware.
It was rumored that Motorola was to become the unofficial arm for the Google manufacturing in 2012. Does Motorola deserve such kindness from Google or another point to ponder; can Motorola take the responsibility.
Later, a Wi-Fi version of the XYBOARD was launched in Europe; it did really create a buzz but was just welcomed enough. Though the hardware is just over o.k. but not that spectacular which can outstand, still Motorola priced it a bit high. Other competitors like Samsung, Lenovo, ACER and ASUS are getting ready to hit the market with promising products with amazing hardware and low prices.
Where does all this mess leave Motorola? Motorola should really start thinking about greater products and lowered prices. Take a cue from the Asus MeMO 370T, it was the breakthrough product at CES.
Only one thing can get Motorola the attention ‘low priced specs’. Samsung is the best at this.