HP Files Palmpad Trademark

by Pedro Hernandez on July 19, 2010 · 0 comments

The eagle-eyed folks at CrunchGear noticed a tantalizing USPTO trademark application from HP for the term “Palmpad.” Interesting!

You’ll recall, HP bought Palm earlier this year in a move that surprised the industry. And while HP is still believed to be making a Windows 7 slate, this could be the first semi-official sign that a webOS slate is in the works, meaning that any upcoming Windows 7 tablet hardware could be a stopgap measure until its Palm-powered pad hits shelves, presumably next year. (Barring a bombshell announcement, hopes for a Palmpad this year are slim.)

Will Palmpad restore Palm to its former, touchscreen computing glory? Let’s hope!

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