Analysts with Deutsche Bank estimate that Motorola has shipped about 100,000 Xoom tablets since the device went on sale in February. If so, that would certainly be a fraction of the number of original iPads that Apple sold its first weekend when they went on sale in April, 2010 (Apple has not revealed iPad 2 sales numbers yet).
[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]The Xoom is the first Android-based tablet to feature the Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” operating system, the first Android OS optimized specifically as a tablet OS. The Xoom went on sale in late February for $800 (less if you agreed to a two-year data contract with Verizon Wireless). Since then Motorola has begun offering a Wi-Fi-only version of the Xoom at a price more competitive with Apple’s iPad offerings – but Apple has also begun shipping the iPad 2.
Motorola has not announced any sales figures for the Xoom. Deutsche Bank drew its estimate by examining data offered through the Android developer Web site, which determined how many people were using the Honeycomb operating system.