XYBOARD

And the winner for the worst device name goes to (drum roll please) the Motorola Droid XYBOARD.  Previous winner Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch will present the trophy.

All kidding aside, the 8.2-inch version of the Droid XYBOARD has been pictured at PocketNow, and as expected, there's a big old LTE logo on the back.  Also known as the Motorola Xoom 8.2 Media Edition, the Droid XYBOARD should launch with Android 3.2, a 1.2 GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.  It should prove to be a capable device, eventually get upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich, and the 8.2-inch size is sure to appeal to more than a few.  Rumors say to expect an official announcement soonish.

Source: Pocketnow

 
There are 20 comments

NickAVV says:

Dear god why?

moosc says:

It should release with ics.

Comineeyeaha says:

That is the worst name in the history of things being named.

Mobius360 says:

Not sure if that's true, would be a toss up between the XYBOARD and ZZYZX Road in California.

acey_zero says:

Zzyzx is a cool name. XYBoard -- not so much.

How do you even pronounce it? Exy-Board? X-Y-Board?

Think of it as a horrible twist on cyborg. At least, that's my guess.

DrDoppio says:

Sounds feasible, and not all that bad after all.

Vorpal_Droid says:

Hahaha this is funny cause i honestly have a friend named Zzyzx...

voiceonly says:

Imagine if your parents named you:
Heywood Jablome, Ben Dover, or Richard Hardon

I'm thinking that could be worse.

Mobius360 says:

Yeah, someone got paid a shit load of money to come up with that name too. People trying to re-invent the wheel for no reason, just call if the mother f-ing Xoom 2.

thesadrobots says:

Haha best post opening ever to mark a truely terrible name!

Here's to another round of awful droid commercials just to teach us how to say the name.

That being said, what took Sammy 8 words Motorola did in just one. Efficient

btc0526 says:

I must admit thats a horrible name but Samsungs Epic touch still has that spot

tronthedon says:

You, sir, have horrible judgement.

RETG says:

Who cares what the name is?

People had problems pronouncing Xerox, and thought Google was a goofy name. And let's not forget Verizon which comes from a Latin word for truth, veritas, and the word horizon.

vbsoulpole says:

My god, I'm so sick of these stupid tablets that will be a failure before they are even launched

I remember watching cnet's top-five worst named devices of all time (or something along those lines) and their number 1 still beats this: iBeat Blaxxx ...Not saying this is actually good or anything, but compared to that...

JazzerG says:

Hahahaha, iBeat Blaxxx? First time I hear of this. What were they thinking!?

DrDoppio says:

Whoa! Das racist, man!

tronthedon says:

I had to Google it to believe it...

http://www.cnet.com/2300-33_1-10007438-19.html