Motorola Xoom Production To End In June? New Model?

by Ankur on March 23, 2011 · 4 comments

Filed in: All,Android,News,Rumors

We already know that Motorola has the Xoom out in the market as the frist honeycomb tablet, and its anything but a finished product. The nearest competitor Samsung has announced a June launch date for their Honeycomb tablet and webOS powered HP touchpad is hitting the markets around the same time. So the rumors claiming that Motorola is slowing down the production of Xoom and will stop producing it in June is not a surprise to us.

The product is unfinished hardware and software. Users have to send back the device at a later date to get LTE and microSd card slot awaits an update to Android Honeycomb. There are plenty other issues with a salability of a Honeycomb tablet, but Motorola sure is risking poor customer reaction by selling the Xoom early. The only benefit they have is to be the only worthy (on paper at least) competitor to the iPad out there.

While Motorola denies the news, we might well see a Xoom 2 coming out in Q2/3.

Via Gottabemobile / Digitimes


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already debunked March 24, 2011 at 12:19 am

That rumor has already been debunked by Motorola. . . way to keep up on things and check facts before publishing. But what can we expect from a site about the iPhone other than to spread FUD. . .

Ankur March 24, 2011 at 1:59 am

Did see that! “While Motorola denies the news”. Hence omitted all the component supplies bit and talked about if its real!

John March 24, 2011 at 6:56 am

as I read this on my Xoom I had to laugh. Does the ios have Flash? Is the ios running dual-core? I will be the first to say that the SD card is kind of annoying. It doesn’t bother me that LTE (4g) isn’t ready yet. At least Moto didn’t ship it knowing it was broke like a crappy antenna ;-)

Moto would be stupid to discontinue their flagship butt-kicker when the momentum is clearly in Android’s favor. Android is now selling nearly 2 to 1 Apple.

Ankur March 24, 2011 at 10:47 pm

iWonder if your Xoom plays Flash yet?