By August 26, 2013

Ciao Xoom

11x0105ub234g5Motorola has decided to drop the Xoom brand name. Apparently, it isn’t entirely because they didn’t want to keep it either. There were complications a few years ago as Motorola was sued in 2011 for using the Xoom name by a payment company called Xoom Corp. Here’s a quote with the details,

Motorola has inked a deal with payment company Xoom Corp. that will see the handset and tablet maker put an end to its use of the "Xoom" name, American Lawyer reported on Tuesday, citing people who had knowledge of the deal. The agreement was reportedly signed on Monday, and the settlement between the firms has been kept confidential.

Xoom Corp. sued Motorola in 2011, alleging that the mobile firm violated its trademark by using the Xoom name for its tablets. Motorola decided to fight the lawsuit, but according to American Lawyer, it has called a ceasefire.

It’s not clear exactly when the Xoom name needs to be chopped, but the report claims that the Google-owned company must "eventually phase out its Xoom tablet brand." Essentially this means there will never be another Xoom tablet, but it doesn’t necessarily mean we will never see another Motorola tablet.

Posted by: Gareth

Technorati Tags: Motorola,Xoom,Google
Posted in: Tablets

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