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


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Motorola Droid XYBOARD 8.2 picture surfaces, Verizon LTE on board


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

I'm thinking that could be worse.

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.

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

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.

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...