HP's "PalmPad" Trademark Fuels Speculation
Ever since HP canceled its Windows 7-based 'Slate,' there has been a ton of speculation that the OEM would focus its attention on a webOS-based tablet, a notion that was later confirmed by HP, who said it planned to build both tablets and netbooks around its newly acquired mobile OS.
While HP hasn't said anything official since then, the trademark discovery certainly seems to suggest the company is on track, and apparently already has a name picked out. Of course, we can't ignore the resemblance to the 'iPad' name, but hey, that's something we're just going to have to get used to, with the WePad, EeePad, and probably several more whatever-Pads in the pipeline. And here's a protip to the first company who releases a supersized tablet: 'MaxiPad' is already taken.