Hasn't hurt IBM/Lenovo either....
seem to recall there's been products kicking around for years called thInkPADs. What's Jobssy's claim to the name? Tw@!
HP has filed an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office to protect what may very well be the name of its upcoming webOS-based tablet: Palmpad ... or PalmPad. Who knows, since the application simply reads all-caps PALMPAD. A slick bit of marketing savvy, we believe, seeing as how Palm's name recognition remains …
Continuing the lineage of "Palm" is both a brilliant move as well as a strong message that such a strong brand will not be allowed to die out. Let's not forget that Palm turned 3com around; and in the right hands (as with HP), it can very well reawaken that revolution.
Time was against the Palm Pre; that too was a revolution in the making.
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How is this a clever name? PalmPad - as it won't fit in a "palm" the name is dumb. Now "webPAD" would have been smart as the OS is called "webOS". But "PalmPad" is stupid, it doesn't chime with HP's brand, and I doubt Palm's name carries any meaningful weight anymore. I think HP should concentrate on the technology they got (webOS is a really nice platform) and leave the Palm mark behind.
If HP try to stop anyone using the term PAD then they are onto a sure loser.
As has been mentioned, the ThinkPad & iPAd are already out there. What abot the ideaPad, the intelliPad etc?
As Mr 'his holiness' Jobs says, it is common sense so I'm with him on this one. (Ducks to avoid anti Jobs missiles)
Oh. Then there are the millions of legal leeches shoe by some act of god or whatever use 'legalpads'. you know those horrid bits of yellow paper....
Thumbs down as it is not a fail unless HP try to stop people using the term Pad...
I look forward to some PalmOSPad or an Android Pad, its the right OS for it. I like the concept and target of the Apple iPad, I see were it fits in. Almost like a thin client with some thin applications on it. It has to be cheap and run FLASH to support all the existing and upcoming video streaming sites that exist. It needs a long user replaceable battery. I would never buy an iPad as I dont like control freaks who steal my location data and define what I can or can not do with MY hardware. Plus, how can Apple be trusted with its outright lies about the iPhone4. So Palm, make something I can sit on the sofa, in bed, on holiday, in the cafe, library, waiting room, school, bog without looking ashamed.
with Reg articles on Apple. They are all shit. Every single bastard one of them. SHIT.
This site has been reduced to a pathetic stream of Apple gossip, speculation and innuendo. A once decent read is now worse than most Apple fan blogs ever were. Jesus, Think Secret was better than this.
Grow the fuck up.
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