Palm and HP, or HPalm, as some like to call it, are set to unleash a quartet of devices running the webOS operating system, if source code unearthed by keen-eyed developers proves to be the real deal.
The codenames for four devices, Broadway, Mantaray, Stingray and Roadrunner, were dug up by the webOS internals team deep inside the new 2.0 build of webOS.
Some of these codenames have been previously leaked in isolation. The Roadrunner, for example, is rumoured to be first touchscreen-only smartphone running webOS, while Stingray is assumed to be the first webOS tablet, which HP has made no secret about.
The Broadway has also been leaked before in Palm’s App Logs, which specifically mentioned the screen resolution of the device at 320 x 400, the same as the Palm Pixi and Pixi Plus. So it may very well be the Palm Pixi 2.
Mantaray is the only one we haven’t heard of, but its similarity to Stingray suggests that it may be a secondary model to the webOS tablet.
Whatever these devices turn out to be, it looks like HP was sincere in its intentions to acquire Palm for $1.2 billion this summer, by both keeping the Palm brand alive and helping it expand webOS to other devices.
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