Yesterday DigiTimes reported that Motorola will start to slow production of the XOOM in April and eventually stop by June. BGR contacted Motorola for a statement and they said the report is inaccurate and they will continue to manufacture the XOOM.
According to DigiTimes, Motorola ordered between 700,000 and 800,000 units for the first quarter. For April, orders will be 300,000 and May will be below that. The source said that they were not sure of the reason, but felt it was either because they will produce another version of the XOOM or they will re-evaluate their position in the tablet market.
Earlier in the year Motorola Mobility CEO, Sanjay Jha, said he expects total XOOM shipments to be 3 to 5 million units for 2011. He also hinted that they would offer different tablet sizes.
I think Motorola will be in the tablet market for the long haul. Every Android phone maker will have tablets out by June and I doubt Motorola will just abandon this growing market.