Still on the recently-wrapped earning calls of Motorola Mobility, here are some more tidbits that may interest you. This time it’s specifically about the sales of the Xoom tablet and the company’s other offerings, as well as confirmation from Sprint they they will start offering the Xoom soon.
According to Sanjay, Motorola has shipped 250,000 units of Xoom tablet — a figure that’s neither terrible nor worth shouting home about. When pressed to reveal the sell-through figure for the tablet, meaning the actual units bought by customers – he averted the question beautifully, like any CEO would do in the same hot seat. Like the Amazon Kindle, we guess we’ll never know just how much they really sold in the market — one of the world’s greatest mysteries, if you will.
Apart from that, it seems that the company is doing rather well financially – as revenues went up about 30% from the same quarter of last year at $3 billion — with a possibility of profit on the second quarter of the year. It’s most likely due to the company’s strong showing in other parts of the world, as they sold a total of 4.1 million smartphones. This is an excellent showing by Motorola, considering the onslaught of other Android phones from the competitors.
In other related news, as mentioned above, Sprint has finally confirmed that the WiFi model of the Xoom tablet will be available for sale starting on May 8. Obviously cheaper than the 3G and WiFi model, the tablet can be had for $600. A more attractive price point compared the original. Hopefully, Motorola could turn its luck around with the Honeycomb tablet and that people can learn that there’s life outside the iPad.