HP’s webOS PalmPad in the works
If you have been keeping up with HP’s acquisition of Palm, then listen up as it looks like they will be issuing a tablet onto the world in the near future. The PalmPad is sure to be interesting as it is said it will ship with a digital pen.
In documents from the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office in case you were wondering) have revealed some cool plans set out by HP. Hewlett Packard has submitted a trademark application to the USPTO office to register the name “PalmPad”. With the name in mind, I’m sure we can all figure that this will be the first of many names registered, as it is likely the world will be seeing a webOS based tablet in the near future. The filing with Uncle Sam lists the PalmPad a slew of different ways to describe the PalmPad or tablets “genre”. The trademark was filed and categorized under, Computers, computer hardware, computer software, computer peripherals, portable computers, handheld and mobile computers, PDAs, electronic notepads, mobile digital electronic devices. The initial filing was made official with USPTO on July 7th, 2010. While there are no exact dates on the PalmPad I can only assume a holiday release would be likely. Examiner.com has stated that one of their insiders has claimed that PalmPad unit will ship with a touch screen that supports digital pens, very similar to some of HP’s notebooks.
The news of this potential true to the word tablet, coming from HP is not too surprising, as a Palm powered tablet would fit perfectly in the hands of HP. An industry analyst out of Los Angeles Paul Mueller, makes a good point saying the success of the iPad is obvious it misses a few form factors for end users that would really need to use such a tablet. Like taking notes, saying about the iPad “It is not good for taking notes” which some would probably agree.
I hear you Paul, when we see the likes of a Blackberry tablet and a Palm tablet, we will see what a real true to form tablet is capable of.
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