Motorola Honeycomb Tablet to be Called the Xoom?

December 22, 2010, By Leo Xavier

Earlier, we had reported about the teaser video of the upcoming Motorola tablet that was released by Motorola. The device, which runs the Android Honeycomb OS, has been announced to be showcased at CES scheduled for next month. Now, it appears that the much-anticipated tablet will be called the Motorola Xoom.

Motorola seems to have filed for trademarks of the name “Xoom” around the world, which suggests that the trademark is for a pretty important device. It appears that the trademark has been applied for in the US, Canada, the EU, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan.

Motorola has filed 48 trademark requests in the US this year but only one in New Zealand and that is for the name ‘Xoom’. The company has submitted the name to the Taiwanese trademark office most recently, where it looks to be just one of two filings this year, and the only one with English characters.

And it should be noted that the trademark has been applied for in respect to mobile computers and accessories, so there is less chance for the name to be used for smartphones.

If indeed this new name is meant for the upcoming Honeycomb tablet, then the new rumor suggests that the device will be launched worldwide.

The entire specs list of the device is not out. But what we do know is that the Honeycomb tablet will have a 10-inch 1280×800 display, a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 512MB of RAM, rear 5-megapixel and front 1.3-megapixel cameras and 32GB of internal storage.

We will let you know when new info arrives. So stay tuned. In the meantime you can comment about the new name. Do you think that the Xoom name suits the Motorola tablet?

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