Mobile phone maker Motorola might name its upcoming tablet PC with the 'Xoom' moniker, some of the latest rumors around the Internet suggest.
Apparently, the company has been hard at work with snagging trademarks for this name in various markets around the world, which suggests that one of the company's new products might sport this name.
According to a recent article
on Pocketnow, the company has applied for the trademark in markets like the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.
Moreover, the news site notes that, during 2010, the company
had a number of no less than 48 applications in the US, along with 17 of them in Canada, and five and six in Europe and Australia, respectively.
The Motorola Xoom name appears in application in New Zealand too, as well as at the Taiwanese trademark office. All of these applications were filed after mid-October.
Given the wide spread presence of this name at various trademark offices around the world, one can easily imagine that the Motorola Xoom would have a big role to play in the company's future.
And since the company is focused on the delivery of smartphones and tablet PCs
on the market, there is the question of which device would th eXoom moniker name.
The guys over at Pocketnow suggest that this won't be a smartphone, since the filing would cover a broad set of devices, but not a mobile phone.
With the Xoom name, Motorola would plan to cover “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.
Of course, nothing is confirmed on this for the time being, but, since Motorola is set to announce a tablet PC
in early January at CES, the Xoom name might appear at that time in connection to this device. We have been long waiting for a tablet PC from Motorola, that's for sure, but it won't be long before more on this is unveiled.