Motorola ordered up to 800,000 Xoom Android tablets for this quarter?

Announced last week at CES 2011, Motorola Xoom is one of the world’s first Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets.

In the US, it will be available only via Verizon Wireless, so you’re probably wondering if it’s going to be as successful as Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Android Froyo tablet (available via most US carriers and sold in more than 1 million units around the world).

Well, if we’re to believe DigiTimes and its “sources from upstream component makers”, Motorola has already ordered about 700,000-800,000 Xooms. Reportedly, up to 1 million units may be ordered until the end of this quarter.

Sure enough, ordering 800K tablets in a quarter doesn’t mean you’ll sell them in that quarter. In fact, the Xoom may not be commercially available until March (or even late March), so it’s rather unlikely for Verizon to sell this number of Xoom tablets before the quarter ends. But Q2 sales should be high anyway, and it will probably not take long for the 1 million units sold mark to be reached.

Acer and LG have also showcased Android Honeycomb tablets at CES last week: the Iconia Tab A500 and the T-Mobile G-slate, respectively.

Author: Florin

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