We’ve seen the video, we’ve seen the countdown timer, heck we’ve even seen the device on stage with Andy Rubin at All Things Digital D: Dive Into Mobile event at the beginning of the month. Now if trademark evidence falls into place we may have seen the name.
Motorola has filed several trademarks in several countries for the name “Xoom” and variations of it. Motorola is seeking trademark protection for the word Xoom in the United States, Canada, the EU, Australia and New Zealand. Pocketnow.com report that Motorola doesn’t often go this broad with the same mark and when they do they always use it.
The trademark applications are seeking protection in “mobile computers and related accessories, namely, docks, cradles, mounts, holders, stands, carrying cases, covers, protective or decorative covers, batteries, power adaptors, cables, connectors, headsets and speakers; hand held computers, lap top computers, tablet computers, electronic notepads, computers, mobile data communications apparatus,”
That’s quite a broad range of protections but all can point back to a tablet device. The Motorola Honeycomb tablet was first codenamed “Stingray”. We know from their most recent actions we are expecting an official release at CES in 2 weeks will it actually be called the Xoom?