Apr 5th, 2011

Although the Motorola XOOM and Motorola ATRIX 4G are fantastic dual-core Tegra 2-enabled devices, it’s no secret that it’s gotten off to a shaky start. Earlier reports told of uninspiring sales for Motorola’s first Android 3.0 tablet and analyst James Faucette from Pacific Crest confirms that the clouds still loom over Motorola and for another one of their devices as well – the Motorola ATRIX 4G.

I’m not terribly surprised to hear that the ATRIX 4G is struggling. Although it’s a great device, it contends with the likes of the iPhone 3GS and HTC’s Inspire 4G which are both priced at $50 on two-year contracts. (And don’t forget about the iPhone 4.)

Faucette added that Motorola would need to ”substantially differentiate themselves from the rest of the pack,” but didn’t offer an opinion on how the company should go about doing this. Recent rumors have been swirling that suggest Motorola is building their own web-based operating system for mobile devices. Motorola naturally declined to confirm or deny it, but instead chose to reiterate its commitment to Android. [via Forbes]

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