Will Motorola Honeycomb Android tablet be called the Xoom?

We’ve recently been bringing you news about a new Motorola Android tablet device that is believed will be running on 2.4 Honeycomb and is widely speculated to be launched at CES in January. We recently told how such a device had been spotted displaying a Verizon logo and then just two days ago gave you the teaser video that Motorola has released about the tablet device to whet your appetites further.

Now it seems very possible that the name of this device will be the Motorola Xoom. Evan Blass over on Pocketnow.com informs us that Motorola has been applying for trademarks for ‘Motorola Xoom’ all over the world which suggests it’s for a pretty major device. Since October the trademark has been applied for in the U.S., Canada, the EU, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan. What’s interesting too is that Motorola has filed 48 trademark requests in the U.S. this year but only one in New Zealand and that is for ‘Xoom.’

In Taiwan it is one of only two filings from Motorola this year and even more significantly is the only trademark application that uses English characters. The upcoming Motorola tablet device is being widely talked about and if indeed ‘Xoom’ is for this device that trademark applications suggest it would be launched worldwide. The trademark has been applied for in respect to mobile computers and accessories so we can rule out its use for a new smartphone.

If you want to know more on the specs for the new Motorola tablet to be launched at CES in January head to Electronista where more specs are listed such as the dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 10-inch display and the article also points out that even though the tablet may be revealed in January the Android Honeycomb build is unlikely to be ready before February or even later. Are you waiting avidly to see more about this new Motorola tablet device? Why not send us your comments about this.