Motorola shipped a whopping 1 million tablets in 2011

Motorola shipped a whopping 1 million tablets in 2011

Ouch.  Remember back to just before the Super Bowl last February when Motorola was teasing their Android 3.0 Honeycomb powered tablet?  Remember how it was going to change the whole idea of tablets and make the iPad look rough in comparison?  Well, here we are one year removed and ready to report some MOTOFACTS.  You already know from the headline but Motorola only sold one million tablets in 2011.  That includes Wi-Fi only models, Verizon’s 3G/4G LTE edition, and the stuff from around the world.

The numbers come from Motorola Mobility’s latest earnings report where the company announced a lost of $80 million on revenue of $3.4 billion.  Device shipments were 10.5 million whereas last year saw 11.3 million.  Getting back to tablets, Motorola moved just 200,000 units in the fourth quarter.  That busy quarter that included Black Friday and holiday shopping.  Ouch.  How did Apple do last year?  Oh… only 15 million iPads over the same quarter.

Looking ahead it will be interesting to see exactly what becomes of the Google acquisition.  Will they gently steer Motorola into a specific direction, offer guidance on particular models, help with tablets?  We’ll find out before long whether or not Google is happy with that $12.5 billion.

 

 

About author

Scott Webster
Scott Webster 6602 posts

Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

You might also like

News and Rumors

MetroPCS Planning Half a Dozen Android Phones by End of 2011

MetroPCS is looking to break out in 2011 with big Android plans. The nation’s fifth largest wireless provider expects to make a half dozen Android handsets available by the end of 2011 with their next device coming as soon as February.

News and Rumors

WSJ: 5 million HTC One sales so far

How about a little bit of positive news for HTC today? According to the Wall Street Journal, HTC has already sold 5 million units of the HTC One flagship smartphone.

News and Rumors

Samsung’s Viewer Created Ad for Galaxy Tab “Always There” [VIDEO]

Take a look at the video below to see how a Galaxy Tab user takes advantage of his tablet throughout an average day. Well, that is if you average day consisted of video chatting your parents while proposing to your girlfriend.

4 Comments

Leave a Reply