LG X120 Whatchamacallit? LG seeks alternative to ‘netbook’ name

March 26, 2009 at 10:23 am

Whilst the trademark dispute over the term ‘netbook’ continues to rage between Psion and Intel, LG has taken the matter into its own hands by looking for an alternative tag to attach to its upcoming X120 netbook.

In a unique promotion, LG Canada is asking the public what this new category name should be called. The three names with the most votes will win themselves a LG X120 netbook. From the LG site: “Previously, this small computer had a well-known category name, but since lawsuits are waged over that name, we’ve decided to ask you, our customers… What should we call it?”

Some of the more popular entries include LoGo, PocketRocket, LG Flight, LG Breeze and my current favourite ‘bing bang bing bang bong’! Have a look at the entries yourself here. So, what would you call it?


3 Responses to “LG X120 Whatchamacallit? LG seeks alternative to ‘netbook’ name”

  1. Sam Johnston said:
    March 26th, 2009 11:32 AM

    Consumers are going to call it a netbook anyway so it doesn’t really matter what they print on the tin.


  2. Igor said:
    March 26th, 2009 3:39 PM

    They don’t want to get sued by Psion like Intel.