Motorola Kore will not be a successor to the XOOM as it will not be a tablet at all

Motorola Kore will not be a successor to the XOOM as it will not be a tablet at all
Boy, that Motorola Kore doohickey sure got everyone's imagination going out of control. Well, as much as we were hoping for it to be a successor to the Motorola XOOM powered by a quad-core processor and boasting near space-age hardware specs, it turns out that the Kore is not going to be a tablet at all. The truth surfaced in the form of a patent filing with the USPTO, which indicates that Motorola is working on a portable media player that will double as a digital fitness assistant, and that is the device which the Kore moniker is reserved for.

Still, that doesn't necessarily mean that a Motorola XOOM 2 or whatever is not in the company's agenda. It is probably only a matter of time until the rumor mill strikes again and leaks regarding a successor to the XOOM start circulating the web. In case if you are interested in seeing what the Kore media player will likely look like, here are a few photos that might just be of the real deal.

Source: USPTO via Fusible


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15 Comments

1. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

Hmmm. This looks very familiar.

2. m.i.k.e. unregistered

aint that an iPod nano!? it can even be used as a watch too LMAO #RipOff

3. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

I smell another Apple Law Suit

4. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well, just wait till Apple sues Moto over this.

5. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

hahaha finaly.... Everyone is agreeing that Apple can sue over something!

6. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well, they always *can* sue. I don't think they should sue in this case. It looks like the player has a watch form factor, which works best as a square, and Apple isn't the only company allowed to make a multi function music player. I just said they *would* sue, which is what Apple does all the time these days. They'll go absolutely apes**t over this, as apart from the iPhone, music players are one of their biggest sources of revenue.

9. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Valid point. My comment wasn’t intentionally directed at your comment. Mostly, I was just joking, but I really do believe Apple has every right to protect their intellectual properties. It’s up to the courts decisions whether-or-not Apple wins its arguments.

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Fair enough; if Motorola really does end up infringing on crap Apple invented, then fine, Apple can sue. But at this point the amount of work Apple puts its legal department through is ridiculous.

11. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

I have to agree with that. I appreciate Apple fighting for fairness. But lets face it.... It seems as if Apple has been spending more time and money on legalities rather than innovation. Although, this statement can come back to bit me if the iPone 5 goes beyond expectations.

7. G-Reg unregistered

(staying away from apple talk) They better put bluetooth in that thing. Looks like its touchscreen along with its barrage of buttons on the side. Hopefully it has a couple more gimiks up its sleeve if it wants to make it in that small market.

8. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

love it Moto...

12. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Hey sniggly. Got your email, just replied to you with some more info. About the article, that looks like a ipod nano. Maybe a lawsuit ??

13. SJ unregistered

the last pic i.e. the pic with rihanna on it is of sonyericsson's device not motorola's but don't know whether the remaining are of motorola's or sonyericsson's device

14. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Ok... Motorola almost deserved to get sued on this one. And i don't even like Apple!

15. ogre150

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 16, 2010

"In case if you are interested in seeing what the Kore media player will likely look like, here are a few photos that might just be of the real deal." Notice how it says "a few photos that might just be of the real deal?" Obviously these are not what the actual product is or may look like. I wouldn't worry too much about who sues who over some pics that aren't real. Then again Apple sued Samsung using drawing so maybe they'll sue Motorola over the fake pictures in this article? ;)

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