Earlier this month, Motorola took the wraps off its two new Android tablets, which it clearly hopes will help drive its holiday sales – the 10.1-inch Xoom 2 and the 8.2-inch Xoom 2 Media Edition. Oddly enough, the tablets are set to become available in the UK and Ireland first, sometime this month. We say that’s odd because Motorola’s main markets are the US, China, and South America, and for the company Europe has been an afterthought over the past couple of years or so.
Anyway, the two new tablets were bound to make their way to other territories eventually. And if you’re in the US, the good news is that it certainly looks like they’ll be headed to your neck of the woods. Furthermore, Verizon may be getting ready to sell them. However, Big Red won’t be calling them Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition, if a report from PocketNow is to be believed.
Instead, the carrier will go for Droid Xyboard 10.1 and Droid Xyboard 8.2 as the names for the tablets. So yeah, if you thought ‘Xoom’ was a pretty odd brand, get ready to (try to) say ‘Xyboard’ out loud.
Of course, Verizon is a natural choice for Moto in the US, since the original Xoom also launched on that particular network. A little known fact is that it too was supposed to carry Droid branding, but that was dropped at the last minute for whatever reason.
For now this is nothing more than a rumor, so we’re still hoping that Verizon will find a better-sounding name for these two new Motorola tablets. But only time will tell.
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