HP's been extremely direct in saying that it plans to release webOS tablets
and other devices in the future, and now that the Palm acquisition is complete
, it looks like those plans are starting to move forward -- the company just filed a trademark application for "PalmPad," which certainly sounds like a webOS tablet to us. We don't know much apart from that, but it's certainly an encouraging sign -- and we can't help but feel a twinge of nostalgia for a name that harkens back to the glory days of the PalmPilot. Now we're just wondering when (this fall?
), how much, and -- as usual -- what this means for the HP Slate
. We'll keep our eyes open.