From the Department of the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler come conflicting reports about the first week of sales of the new Motorola Xoom Android tablet.
Yesterday, speaking at an analyst conference, Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo said the Xoom has sold "extremely well" and that 60% of buyers are new to Verizon.
But today, analyst Trip Chowdhry at Global Equities Research claims Xoom sales are “very weak" and argues the device basically stinks. And by the way, Chowdhry has a "buy" rating on Google's stick, according to Barron's so he's no Apple partisan.
Only one of these guys is correct. My money is on the analyst.