Initial Reports about Motorla Xoom vs iPasd 2 Sales Not Great For Motorola

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    I'll buy their used iPad at a discount! I need one for work, but my employer is not providing them for us.
     
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    Seriously check out the Asus Transformer we're talking about, it's solid.
     
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    Yeah, that's what I want, the Asus Transformer. It's not too expensive and it has the dock. It has plenty of ports and everything. Way better than any of these other tablets if you ask me.
     
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    Almost anything compared to an iDevice isnt gonna look good in sales. Even with the Galaxy S 1 line that combined sold all those phones last year, if you break it down by individual phones and compare it to the iPhone 4 sales last year it wasnt all that great.

    Doesnt make the Galaxy S phones any less of a phone. The Droid X had decent sales last year, the EVO too. Combined they still didnt sell more than the iPhone 4.

    But it doesnt make them any less of a phone.
     
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    exactly. that's why i said this is not a surprise. no individual android device will ever outsell an ios device. and i think most people know that. and it's not just because it's a status symbol or only teenage girls use it like some people think, obviously that's dumb. apple makes good products, that people like. trying to downplay apple's success is kinda naive.
     
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    Well said, my sentiments exactly...except stating that no device will ever outsell iOS, that's a bit naive as well. What goes up must come down, that's the laws of physics via gravity, the description of history, and also the laws of business and success via consumer demand. It may not be Android that outperforms them, but eventually they will be irrelevant when the new fad kicks in for some other name brand everyone has to have.

    Trends always change.
     
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    Yeah maybe that was a broad bold statement, I guess I just speak from history. I don't think android is at a point where one individual device can challenge an iphone or an ipad. Maybe it'll get there eventually, but apple has already ingrained itself as a maker of excellent, reliable products and right now and at least for the foreseeable future, they are the trend setter. I don't anticipate that people are going to be referring to phones as "android killers" for a very very long time. Maybe one day, yes, but I don't think it's anytime soon.
     
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    "iPad" is synonymous with "tablet" to most people. Apple didn't necessarily invent the genre, but Apple did basically invent the interface that we use on EVERY "modern" tablet. Android differs in many areas, but many things that Apple introduced on a wide scale are industry standard. Being in that position allows Apple to dictate the pricing norms.



    Its tough to sell tissue for $2 more a box than Kleenex.


    The Xoom is a great piece of hardware, but 3.0 isn't ready for prime-time, maybe it will be by the end of summer? Honeycomb aside, I'll definitely check out the Asus, but the Playbook is what I'm really looking at next.
     
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    I own an iPad. I did not buy it for status nor do I regret it. Every person I know who own one shares the same story.
     
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    Exactly, just go to even vzw.com > hover over Phones and Devices. Under phones, you'll see: "iPhone / Smartphones / Feature Phones", and Internet Devices has: "iPad / Netbooks"... THE XOOM ISN'T EVEN LISTED IN A CATEGORY!!! And VZW is the only carrier of the 3G/4G Xoom, what sense does this make? Either way, in the average consumers eye, there is no company or product that can go neck and neck with the iPad or Apple right now. A lot of people may yell at me for saying the Xoom can whoop the iPad, and I will agree because I own the wifi Xoom... but the person who just sees a bunch of numbers for the storage, and has no clue about 3.0 vs. iOS, will go with the iPad because they know the iPad, it's been around for over a year... Only people who know Android and know what it can do, and eventually become, are willing to save up and shell out the money for a first gen device that isn't working 100% (and theres some people who would be willing to get the device, but don't want to shell out the money, which is no problem either)
     
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    I don't own one, however I do know two people who bought an Ipad and if given the choice they would not do it again. I also know several others who love their Ipad.

    My closest friend in fact refers to it as one of his "toys". He dosn't use it much and preffers his laptop. He has told me several times he shouldn't have bought it.

    This is the main reason I haven't gotten an Ipad or an android tab. I just don't see the point when I have a PC with dual 22 inch monitors, a nice laptop and a Droid X with a pretty large screen for a phone. I just don't see a "fit" for my needs with a tablet.
     
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    Screen size....maybe thats another appeal to the iPad for ppl that have/had iPhones. Cuz I have a Droid X and I wanted a tablet for ebooks mostly. Looking at the Android Market for an ebook reader and saw some sample pics on my phone; the screen is a nice size for reading ebooks.

    What I'm interested in is the HTC and some other Android tablet that uses the pen. I can see that being useful.

    @bazar6

    Yea the iPhone has its own category. I think thats mostly due to it being on Verizon for the first time ever. On AT&T the iPhone is lumped in with all the other smartphones.

    That is wild for the Xoom to not be in ANY category tho.