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

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 11 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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    fyasko , July 19, 2010 11:59 PM
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    tsnorquist , July 20, 2010 12:08 AM
    Why must everything include "Pad". I could easily come up with a slew of alternatives. HP, ping me =)
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    TomsSound , July 20, 2010 12:27 AM
    FacePALM... that would certainly gain attention quickly and make it memorable. :) 
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    Teen Geek , July 20, 2010 12:46 AM
    HP wants in on the slate market and Palm has a great mobile OS: 2+2=4(palm slate)
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    tntom , July 20, 2010 12:53 AM
    I think they are smart to identify there products with the Palm name.
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    thrust2night , July 20, 2010 2:08 AM
    Maybe they should market the PalmPad as a a tablet running a POS (Palm Operating System) :) 
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    dEAne , July 20, 2010 3:35 AM
    What hp should be concentrating is their consumer support - hp is not good in maintaining their products.
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    srhelicity , July 20, 2010 5:46 AM
    Must other tech companies use an Apple-centric name? First, it was "i[whatever]" since the iPhone and iPod were so popular. Do we really need to start naming flat tablets "[whatever]pad"? I know it's only a name, but tagging along behind Apple's naming convention doesn't exactly scream "look, our product is revolutionary and/or special".
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    back_by_demand , July 20, 2010 7:50 AM
    Special Agent OSO has a PawPilot, does this mean he will eventually get a PawPad?
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    LordConrad , July 20, 2010 9:40 PM
    I'll get a PalmPad over an iPad any day, especially if it comes with a front-facing camera.
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    eddieroolz , July 20, 2010 11:19 PM
    Let's hope this actually turns into a solid product!