Six new Trademarks filed by HP - All for new TouchPads?
If you thought that HP was going to stop with filing new trademarks after webOS Pivot, you thought wrong. Today HP decided to continue stoking our curiosity fire by adding another six trademarks to the list - all of them with the TouchPad brand in the name. Here's the list of trademarks that they've filed:
Want to know the details behind each of these filings? Well, HP has hardly given us any. Each of the documents does have a description, but sadly they are more vague than we'd like them to be.
Computers; computer hardware; computer software; computer and communications networking hardware and software; computer hardware, namely memory cards; computer hardware for telecommunications; computer monitors; mobile computers; handheld computers; portable computers; tablet computers; personal digital assistants; electronic organizers; computer memories; telephones; mobile telephones; smartphones, videophones; mobile and handheld communications devices for sending and receiving data, information and other digital content, including audio and video content, namely handheld computers, mobile phones and smartphones; photographic and video cameras; audio players; video players; computer communications software; computer software, namely, prerecorded computer programs for personal information management, database management software, character recognition software, telecommunications software, telephony management software, electronic mail and messaging software, paging software, database synchronization software, computer programs for accessing, browsing and searching online databases; computer game programs; video game software; downloadable computer and video games; downloadable music, audio, video and entertainment related content; computer carrying cases; accessories, parts and cases for all the foregoing sold as a unit; instruction manuals in electronic form supplied with the foregoing sold as a unit; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of data, text, graphics, sound or images; blank magnetic data carriers; prerecorded magnetic data carriers featuring software for use in connection with handheld communications devices, namely, mobile phones and smartphones
Basically, each of these trandemarks stands for a whole lot of different things, and doesn't really point to any one thing specifically. What we can deduce from our findings, however, is that these trademarks are for tablet devices of various purposes. You can guess for yourselves which features are coming with which names (netbooks, 7-inchers, flexible displays, etc...), meanwhile we'll wait to see if these filings will actually make it past this stage and onto becoming actual products. There have been plenty of other filings that have bit the dust in the past.
Of course, we can't just dismiss them, either. Good thing the McDonald's down the road is hiring part-time, we may need to fill a few new positions if we're gonna be able to afford all of these (possible) goodies.