Motorola has filed for a trademark of the name "Xoom" around the world, leading many to believe that it's the name for the first Android 3.0 tablet. The Droid maker has hit up various trademark organizations in order to grab the rights to the name in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan, according to PocketNow.
The category applied for is defined as "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," which could mean anything, but given the rumors and leaks, it's likely for Motorola's answer to the Apple iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The fact that the trademark has been applied for in such a wide variety of countries also suggests that Xoom will play a major role in the company's future plans. We'll have to wait till next month to see whether Xoom is what we think it is.
What do you think of the name Xoom? We never liked the name of Apple's tablet, but that didn't stop it from dominating the market. Is the name more important in Motorola's case?