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â€¨Axiotron filed a trademark for the term in 2007 in referring to its ModBook products. However, Apple is now listed as the owner of the trademark.
The assignment was recorded with the Trademark Office on Nov. 6, 2008, notes Mac Rumors. Make of this what you will.
Speaking of the Modbook (pictured), Axiotron has reduced the manufacturer's for the company's Modbook tablet Mac to US$699 (for Modbooks built from a customer-supplied MacBook base system) and $1,599 (for Modbooks that include a dealer-supplied 2.13Ghz MacBook base system).
The holiday discount program -- which enables customers to purchase the Modbook at the lowest prices ever -- runs through Dec. 31. Axiotron CEO Andreas E. Haas said the holiday promotion is "an especially compelling opportunity for students and other customers looking for more affordable Modbook options."
Axiotron has also announced that the Modbook Pro tablet computer, unveiled during the Macworld Expo 2009, is planned for release at the end of the second quarter of 2010.