As a fan of Motorola, I am sad to say that their attempt at tablets seems to have failed. The popular bashing topic the Motorola Xoom has only sold 100,000 tablets since it has come out, which is low when you compare it to the big iPad. Granted, the Xoom does come at a high cost for those who want it. But so does the iPad. So what is the real reason why it has failed?
I think the main issue is that nobody wants to buy what they deem the iPad knock off. As I have said before, Apple has a cult like following-and while I am a fan of some Apple products I do know most fans will not be seen without the latest Apple gadget. So that sadly displaces the Xoom, which is a prominent example of another tablet that is not Apple. It has nothing to do with the tablet itself or Motorola, at least thats how I take this.
I personally would love a Motorola Xoom, but then again I suppose it would be nice to compare how it stands against other tablets. I will still stand by Motorola no matter what, and I will say that I think people need to find room for other tablets outside of Apple.
What are your thoughts about this? Have you played with the Xoom? Do you think people are obsessed with the Apple brand? Let me know in the comments.