Motorola will reportedly reduce orders for its Xoom tablet starting in the second quarter of 2011, and no orders are apparently scheduled past June, suggesting a Xoom successor and newer competitor to Apple’s iPad 2 is already in the works.
And so yet another tablet described by many pundits as “the first real competitor to the iPad” has flopped.
More and more evidence is stacking up to suggest that the iPad will be a LOT more like the iPod than the iPhone for Apple. In other words, a permanent 75-80% market share for Apple with few credible alternatives. Without the carriers, Android is going to have a hard time gaining any credibility in this space.