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Lawsuit forces Motorola to abandon XOOM name, even though it already has

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Lawsuit forces Motorola to abandon XOOM name, even though it already has
There probably wasn't much likelihood that Motorola was going to revive the XOOM branding, but the chances are completely gone now. Motorola has been engaged in a lawsuit with Xoom Corp, an online payment provider who has been suing Motorola over the trademark on the name Xoom. A new report says that Motorola has settled the lawsuit.

The details are unknown, but word is that Motorola will have to begin phasing out its use of the word. Of course, since Motorola hasn't released a XOOM tablet since December 2011, there doesn't seem much reason to worry about that. Not to mention, the XOOM tablets were basically a bust, and Motorola probably wanted to leave that branding behind anyway. 

There have been rumors here and there that Motorola could be working on a new tablet, since it has become a Google company, but our source is saying that those at Motorola don't see tablets as very profitable, so there's no rush. 

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posted on 21 Aug 2013, 12:02

1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5294; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Motorola should abandon it like a boss, just like "You want that XOOM name? Okay, take it and shut up."

Since there are many names to choose. Maybe like Moto XTab?

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 12:10

2. PunyPoop (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


or MOTO LITE TAB? Just Kidding :D

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 12:12 2

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7823; Member since: 14 May 2012)


XTab doesn't sound appealing. So far, nothing beats the Nexus name.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 12:14

4. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5294; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Agreed. Nexus is the best name so far. Unless Google choose Motorola to make the next Nexus tablet, it will be called the Motorola Nexus 10 or whatever the name is. But that's impossible.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 12:42 1

5. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 847; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I would love for them to come out with a tablet that you can customize like the Moto X.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 12:53

6. kanagadeepan (Posts: 646; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Or shake the tablet twice to open Camera????

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 21:56

9. marbovo (Posts: 621; Member since: 16 May 2013)


How hard is for google to put a camera button on a smartphone?!?! lol

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 12:58 3

7. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3360; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Might as well abandon the name since Motorola has already abandoned the tablet.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 04:15

10. Indie (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


They can name it as MOTO FB or MOTO XB.

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