The pace at which Android devices are released has led to some rather interesting name choices from manufacturers. You can only add “pad,” “tab” and “slate” to so many technology relevant words. But that is by no means an excuse for a name like Xyboard.
Leaked by PocketNow, Motorola and Verizon will be partnering up to sell the Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition under the names Droid Xyboard 10.1 and Droid Xyboard 8.2, respectively. Speculation is that it’s supposed to somehow resemble the word “cyborg,” but never have I ever seen such a terrible name for a product.
The Xoom wasn’t the most successful product. And I’ve heard my fair share of odd pronunciations of the tablet, but I can’t even imagine how Xyboard will be handled. Sure, Verizon and Motorola may want to distance themselves from the Xoom name, but they should have gone in the opposite direction. Picked a name that’s more consumer friendly, and not impossible to decipher.
I may be overreacting here, but just typing Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 doesn’t feel right. What do you guys think,worst product name ever, or worst product name ever?