Motorola Shipped 4.8 Million Smartphones and 100,000 Xoom’s in Q3 & Made More Money

by: AlexanderOctober 27, 2011

Motorola Mobility’s third-quarter 2011 earnings have just been announced, dropping juicy morsels such as 4.8 million smartphones for the three months ending September 30th, and 100,000 Xoom tablets sold. Compared to third-quarter of 2010 where they shipped just 3.8 million smartphones, with the Xoom not being available until 2011, so we can compare. We do know that Motorola shipped 440,000 Xoom’s in the second-quarter of 2011, so really, it’s quite a huge drop for Motorola Mobility in terms of sales of the Xoom at least.

Motorola also gave an update about its merger with Google, but didn’t do much more than just repeat that shareholders will vote on the deal on November 17th, and also that it’s all contingent on passing legal muster in the US, Europe, Canada, China, Israel, Russia, Taiwan, and Turkey, and that the whole deal could be finalized by the end of 2011 or early 2012. Motorola’s attributing $18 million in expenses to the merger.

They are pretty pumped about their upcoming Motorla Droid RAZR too, and we’re inclined to agree with them. It’s going to be a runaway hit, with it’s 7.1 mm thin profile, 4G LTE, and qHD Super AMOLED display. Is Moto on the right track? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, as we’d love to know.

Via: Motorola

  • i guess on the long-term motorola along with samsung and apple will be the big players in the smartphone market, but since both moto and sami both rely on android; then this yields to the fact that android will surpass ios (and any other os) by a long distance..

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    shipped is different from sold. One may shipped 100 million units, but only 100,000 units were actually sold. Big difference. Motorola should be frustrated for the dismal 100,000 units of Xoom sold, Xoom definitely a failure.

  • My XOOM rocks especially with 4g. I agree the XOOM is now tarnished cuz it was really the 1st batch of tablets out. I will keep mine and get a XOOM 2 as well. With tablets becoming more popular price will drop and tech will be better.