HP files for 'PALMPAD' Trademark | webOS Nation

HP files for 'PALMPAD' Trademark

by Dieter Bohn Mon, 19 Jul 2010 1:32 pm EDT


Looks like we have a possible name for the upcoming webOS Slate previously known as Hurricane: PALMPAD. This from a USPTO Trademark application filed on July 9th by HP. The trademake is listed in a fairly comprehensive list of possible categories:

Computers, computer hardware, computer software, computer peripherals, portable computers, handheld and mobile computers, PDAs, electronic notepads, mobile digital electronic devices

While that rumored Q3 launch window still feels a little early, we're wondering if maybe, just maybe, we might see a 2010 launch.

What do you think of the name? It's definitely in the range of iPad, but we're liking that 'Pad' can be a a way to clarify it's a tablet yet not let it get confused with Slate or Tablet or any of the other names that might get applied to a Windows 7-based slate device.

Source: USPTO; via myHPmini