Tag - Zeen
HP's Zeen tablet has been leaked in what may be signs of a disappointing launch. The seven-inch, Android 2.1 tablet is now expected by Engadget's insiders to be heavily linked to HP's TouchSmart interface and will hide the Android home screen. It may also strip out many of the Google apps, including Gmail and Android Market.
HP's entry into the mainstream tablet arena through the Zeen tablet could come quickly if supplier leaks to Digitimes Research analyst Luke Lin are accurate. It may ship as soon as September and would be on the low end of the catgory. While it would have a seven-inch screen, the Zeen would have the same 800x480 resolution as much smaller phones and would have just 4GB of internal storage.
HP has narrowed down the timeframe for its PalmPad tablet, multiple tips claimed today. Personal Systems Group VP Todd Bradley reportedly held an all-staff meeting on Monday that put the webOS slate in the first quarter of 2011, or no later than March. The "trusted" contacts for Engadget also corroborated reports that its internal codename is Hurricane, though it's likely to change to PalmPad or another name by launch.
HP has filed for a pair of US trademarks that hint at a major return to handheld devices. One, for the term "Airlife," would apply to handheld computers, PDAs and phones as well as computers. The other, "Zeen," would apply to a handheld that can play images, sound and text as well as the software needed to do the same. Both trademarks were requested within five weeks of each other and, given differences, that the two are complementary rather than alternate names for each other or for existing products.