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

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.