HP is working on a tablet. We know that. It will probably use a version of the Palm WebOS operating system. We’re pretty sure we know that too. What we don’t know is what HP will call the thing… although a recent FCC filing may shed some light on the matter.

MyHPMini notes that HP has filed for a US trademark on the term “PalmPad.” The trademark would apply to computers, portable and handheld computers, PDAs, electronic notepads, and mobile digital electronic devices. Sounds like that would cover a tablet, wouldn’t it?

I kind of hope that this is just one of the options HP is considering, because PalmPad really just doesn’t sound right. But I guess the world got over the awkwardness of the Apple iPad quickly enough. Maybe PalmPad will grow on us too.

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One reply on “HP files for a trademark on the term “PalmPad””

  1. Personally I think Foleo would be a better name; IMO. It is already registered with Palm and it is a name that was used with a ‘tablet’ type device. PalmPad isn’t bad either but it sounds like HP is following Apple’s lead.

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