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Motorola Xoom sales just 100,000, price cut in UK

Motorola Xoom sales just 100,000, price cut in UK

Motorola’s Xoom, the first-ever Honeycomb powered Android tablet, has sold just 100,000 units, reports suggest.

Deutsche Bank analysts estimate that the Xoom has taken around two months to hit the landmark figure in the US, suggesting that, for all the column inches they've commanded, demand for Android slates might have been overestimated.

By comparison, the iPad 2 is reckoned to have sold 2.5 million units already, despite only landing in late March. Of these, between 500,000 and one million were on the first day of sale.

In news we suspect isn’t altogether unrelated, it has since emerged that retail giant Carphone Warehouse has fallen in line with PC World and cut the Xoom’s price by £20.

For what it’s worth, we’re quite sold on the Xoom. It’s a very nice bit of kit, indeed. However, with consumers aware that better Honeycomb-packing slates are just months away, is it any wonder they’re holding on to their tablet buck for the time being?

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