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Daily Android activations surpass 350,000 mark

April 15th, 2011

In case you haven’t heard, Android is kind of a big deal. Some research firms say it’s already the world’s top smartphone operating system, having recently passed Symbian’s quarterly sales pace for the first time, and just about every firm on the planet is predicting that Android’s market share will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. …

Sprint getting Wi-Fi Motorola XOOM followed by WiMAX variant

April 12th, 2011

This is just bizarre. We’ve independently confirmed that Sprint will be first selling the Wi-Fi version of the Motorola XOOM. That’s correct — the carrier will indeed be getting a Motorola XOOM with support for Sprint’s 4G WiMAX network — however, it won’t be for an unspecified amount of time. No word on whether this is due …

Confirmed: Sprint getting Motorola XOOM with WiMAX

April 11th, 2011

We exclusively reported Sprint would be getting an identical version of the Motorola XOOM sans LTE and adding a WiMAX radio, and we now have received a second confirmation — cases for the Motorola XOOM just started showing up at Sprint stores nationwide. No word on availability of the Motorola XOOM, but we’d anticipate it …

The Motorola XOOM is most certainly not a flop

April 6th, 2011

The Motorola XOOM is a flop, several blogs proclaimed today on news that Deutsche Bank analysts estimate that Motorola Mobility has only sold 100,000 XOOM tablets so far. Only? In an unproven market that is barely a year old, we’re looking at a brand new device that is selling at a rate of 75,000 units …

Only 100,000 Motorola XOOM tablets sold so far, Deutsche Bank claims

April 6th, 2011

Motorola Mobility has sold 100,000 Motorola XOOM units through the tablet’s first two months of availability, Deutsche Bank analysts claim. The firm arrived at the 100,000 figure by using the Android developer site to see how many people are currently using the Honeycomb OS. Dow Jones’ Shara Tibken notes in her wire report that Apple’s original …

Motorola XOOM and ATRIX 4G sales are ‘disappointing,’ analyst claims

April 5th, 2011

Another analyst has cut revenue estimates for Motorola Mobility, again citing poor sales of the company’s key products as the driving force behind the downward revision. Pacific Crest analyst James Faucette on Tuesday revised his full-year 2011 revenue estimates downward from $13.7 billion to $12.25 billion. Further emphasizing his position on Motorola, he revised his …

RBC cuts Motorola forecast citing competition, poor XOOM sales

April 1st, 2011

RBC Capital Markets analyst Mark Sue on Friday cut his price target for Motorola Mobility stock to $33 from his previous target of $38. Sue also lowered his first and second-quarter sales and revenue forecasts, citing increased competition and slow sales of Motorola’s XOOM tablet. Motorola anticipated a rough first quarter when it reported fourth-quarter …

Motorola will stop building XOOM tablets after June, report claims [updated]

March 22nd, 2011

According to an unconfirmed report, Motorola is set to curtail production of its XOOM tablet beginning in April and production will cease after June. Industry watcher DigiTimes cites anonymous sources from within component suppliers in claiming that XOOM production in the first quarter of 2011 met forecasts of between 700,000 and 800,000 units. Motorola’s manufacturing partners are expected …

Flash 10.2 beta released for Android

March 18th, 2011

Adobe Flash support was noticeably absent from the Motorola XOOM at launch, though it was because Adobe wanted to ship Flash 10.2 as opposed to 10.1, and that’s all finally in the past. Starting today, Adobe Flash 10.2 will be available in the Android market for most Android devices — Froyo, Gingerbread and Honeycomb. It …