HP is holding an event in about an hour to unveil its next-generation of products powered by Palm’s webOS operating system. While waiting for the event to begin the folks at PreCentral overheard some details about the company’s upcoming webOS tablet.

First, it looks like it will be called the TouchPad, which isn’t a huge surprise. HP recently filed to trademark the term after it turned out that “PalmPad” couldn’t be trademarked in the US.

PreCentral also reports that the tablet will weigh about 1.5 pounds and measure about half an inch thick. That seems to confirm specs that had been leaked last month. We should have more details on the hardware and software for the tablet soon.

Update: Some users are also seeing mention of the TouchPad and new smartphones including the HP Pre3 and Veer on the HP Shopping page under the Deals & Offers tab. I just checked and the banner isn’t displaying for me, but you can see a screenshot at SlashGear.

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4 replies on “HP webOS tablet to be called the TouchPad”

  1. ….. so how shll we call our touchpads on every notebook ????? fingergeringpads ?????
    once gain i must say … funny guys you have in US registering/trademarking commonly used (for ages) terms

  2. Can’t even get on Precentral. I guess people are dying to see what all the webOS hubbub is about.

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