Motorola Xoom and Atrix sales not living up to expectation

According to Forbes and Pacific Crest analyst James Faucette, “sell-through trends” of the Motorola Xoom and Atrix “have been disappointing”. As the first two dual-core Android devices by Motorola for their respective segments, today’s news comes as an overwhelming shock. The combination of these two devices practically stole the show at CES earlier this year, so what gives?

When you pack a dual-core processor, amazing spec sheets and a proven track record in Android sales into the mix, expectations run high. Forecasts for the Motorola Xoom and Atrix projected tremendous demand. As the first official Android Honeycomb tablet to receive Google’s blessing, the Xoom quickly stole our hearts and once available, our pocket books. The Motorola Atrix on the other hand offered a new level of ingenuity, shifting the smartphone paradigm more so than any other device in recent memory.

Unfortunately our opinions do not coincide with the cash registers, but maybe there’s more to the story? The Motrola Atrix, or Atrix 4G as it’s called here in the US, is only available on one US carrier – At&t. Meanwhile the Motorola Xoom only recently became available in a WiFi-only version so the majority of initial sales came from two carriers, Verizon Wireless and Cellular South.

Without a WiFi-only version available at launch, the Motorola Xoom was already at a disadvantage when launched. Shortly after the iPad 2 came into the fold and the lime light quickly shifted. The Motorola Atrix 4G on the other hand, is at the will of its lone carrier – At&t. As more carriers begin to offer the Atrix, sales should pick up and the same goes for the WiFi-only Xoom.

Since Motorola has not announced sales of either device, anyone care to take a guess at how many units have been sold to date?

via Phandroid

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