Deutsche Bank analysts conclude Motorola's Xoom tablet is a flop. Only 100,000 units have been sold of this Android tablet since its late February launch, while Apple sold 300,000 iPads on the first week weekend it was available.
But there are some questions about how the hardware makers are handling the tablet. If it was about the technology, or the actual gizmo itself, it would be very easy for the hardware makers to duplicate. After all it is a netbook with a touch screen.
However the fact hat the Xoom has not done well indicates that this is more about marketing than anything else. If the world was beating itself to get tablets, for functionality, then they would be buying from vendors other than Apple. If they wanted iPads, however, there is no one else that can sell them those other than Jobs Mob.