Palm Mansion may have a 5-inch or larger touchscreen, launch in Q1 2011
While we’ve already seen the first smartphone to run HP’s new WebOS 2.0 – the Palm Pre 2 – more devices are reportedly still in the works. One will clearly be the PalmPad, HP’s WebOS-powered tablet. However, we’ve heard rumors before of another device, codenamed (or possibly named) Palm Mansion. The only details we’ve had on this elusive device so far were that its touchscreen will have a WVGA (800×480) resolution (as opposed to all of Palm’s previous WebOS devices that have had only 480×320 screens); and that the Mansion will be a touchscreen-only device, no vertical QWERTY keyboard in sight.
Today’s rumor says that Palm is working on a device that will have a touchscreen “slightly bigger than 5 inches”. And while the source of the rumor hasn’t been able to confirm that this is going to be the Mansion, it certainly may be, given the release time frame for both devices: the first quarter of 2011.
Information is still very thin on this, so do take it with more than a pinch of salt, but it just may be that the Palm Mansion will be more of a competitor to the Dell Streak than anything else. We’ll keep you posted.