This column was the very first to report about HP's upcoming webOS tablet, which had the code name of "Hurricane." Now, it has been reported that tablet will officially be called the PalmPad, although my source from HP says that's not official either.
Our insider tells us that just like HP's tm series notebook, the webOS tablet will have a screen that recognizes a wacom pen while functioning as a capacitive touchscreen. That means the webOS tablet--unlike the iPad--will be an actual tablet. You will be able to take handwritten notes on it and easily search your notes. Let's hope the tablet has a program as useful as Microsoft's OneNote.
"Even though the iPad has done well, there is still a lot of dissatisfaction. It is not good for taking notes and it is not good for watching movies since Apple decided that people would rather have a square screen that was relevant ten years ago," says Los Angeles industry analyst Paul Mueller. Let's hope that HP's new webOS tablet, whatever it ends up being called, will wind up in consumers' hands soon.