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HP locks in the “PalmPad” name

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Actually, trademark filings show a name in all caps, so all we know for certain is that HP has a trademark on “PALMPAD” but presumably they’ll drop the casing on some of those letters if and when they introduce a PalmPad (or Palmpad).

Speculation is that this will be used as the name of the slate formerly known as the Hurricane formerly known only as the HP Slate. More likely it won’t be the name of the device, but the name of the product line, much like their Touchsmart line encompasses several devices and form factors. Looks like a slate running webOS is definitely locked in, but as others frequently point out, there’s no reason they can’t offer that and also a slate running Windows 7, probably as part of the Touchsmart line.

From PreCentral.net by way of Engadget

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

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