Ever since HP CEO Mark Hurd said he wasn't interested in smartphones
, it's like the company's been making up for lost time -- first by denying
the exec's predilections, and more recently by actually asking
us to speculate wildly
. Now Palm's Developer Relations team has reportedly stepped in to confirm that speculation, telling devs that future devices and a new version of webOS are on the way. While there's no knowing if those devices are smartphones or when we might see them, we're told to expect a "very exciting" next year.