The Xoom isn’t selling well and no one has heard of any of the other Android tablets. You know what that means, right? Massive inventory excess might be coming! SALE! SALE! SALE!
Digitimes points out that non-Apple tablet makers will likely face an oversupply of tablets later this year. We agree. These tablets are currently meant just first adopters, the general public need not waste their money. Even Motorola, which arguably has the best brand power on the Android team, can’t move enough Xoom’s to impress. Asus might be the only one exempt from this thought, but only because supply chain issues are limiting Transformer tablet production to just 10k units per month rather than the scheduled 200k.
No single tablet in the foreseeable future will be able to chip away the iPad’s marketshare. Hopefully OEMs keep the sales and manufacturing numbers realistic — or not so we can all snag tablets on the cheap a few months after they’re released.