Motorola Mobility released its earnings last Thursday and the results sort of depend on how you look at things. You see, Motorola lost a lot of money during the last fiscal quarter – $32 million to be exact – but still didn’t lose as much money as it has in previous quarters. Overall, revenue was up year over year from $2.4 billion to $3.3 billion.
As part of their earnings release, Motorola announced that they sold 4.8 million smartphones and a paltry 100,000 Xoom tablets.
To contextualize those figures, Apple sold 4 million iPhone 4S devices in just 3 days. Even bleaker are Motorola’s tablet sales figures.
100,000 units must be extremely disappointing and certainly pale in comparison to the 11.12 million iPads Apple sold during its most recent quarter. Even more discouraging is that sales of the Motorola Xoom are trending downward.
During the first and second quarters of 2011, Motorola sold 400,000 and 250,000 tablets respectively. So much for betting the farm on the Android Honeycomb update to bridge the gap between the Android smartphone and tablet OS. But oh wait, now Google is saying that Ice Cream Sandwich will do the trick. We won’t be holding our breathes in the meantime.
This picture does a great job of capturing just how far out ahead the iPad is over the Xoom. Hell, over every other tablet device out there.
via Mac Observer