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HP Files ''PalmPad'' Trademark for WebOS Tablet?

By - Source: Tom's Hardware UK | B 5 comments

PalmPad will probably be bigger than the size of your palm.

When HP bought Palm, it seemed to be more interested in the software portfolio and intellectual property rather than getting into the smartphone business – and if a trademark filing is any indication, then HP's first WebOS-based product could be a tablet.

Unearthed recently was this filing to the U.S. Trademark Office, which has the Hewlett-Packard Development Company staking claim to the PALMPAD name.

It could be the HP tablet that'll be the follow-up to the now-mostly-shelved HP Slate project. The name works as it piggybacks off of the iPad name as well as combining the brand of Palm.

Hopefully HP will announce something soon once it has its trademarks secured.

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    dillyflump , 20 July 2010 10:02
    OMG seriously not this guy soamming every new thread with info on buying cheaply made chinese fake replicas again. Why's no one disabled his access XD
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    Anonymous , 20 July 2010 14:26
    Geez even IT sites don't have impunity...

    Anyone should have seen this coming when they dropped the slate like a brick.
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    excalibur1814 , 20 July 2010 15:46
    I do hope that this doesn't sell at all. I really don't think that there's a market for tablets, even though the iPad sold masses.

    Please, HP, bring back an updated version of the TC1100.
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    Silmarunya , 20 July 2010 16:58
    Oh God, these advertisers are getting more numerous and annoying by the minutes. Can't these guys be banned and some sort of comment filter be implemented?

    On topic: is a tablet really so exciting that every hardware company seems to be making one? Apple had success with one, but that's hardly a reference. Everything they make generates a huge profit, no matter how bad it performs. And at least they had the advantage of entering a market that wasn't saturated yet, which is clearly becoming the case now.

    How many people really find a use for tablets? Taking notes on them isn't really handy. Internet and office work go far better on a netbook. They're not as portable as a smartphone but not as powerful as a netbook. If you ask me, they fall between two chairs.
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    Silmarunya , 20 July 2010 21:18
    Rab1d-BDGRThey are spamming loads of sites, google using the text they spam with and you'll see it is spreading like a cancer across the interwebs.What a shame it would be if some disgruntled users were to nuke their websites with a DDoS attack... ;-)

    You can't do that! We would lose the opportunity to buy crap that lasts a few days at most if you're lucky enough to actually get one delivered.