Product information slides detailing a Palm Bluetooth keyboard for the upcoming HP webOS tablet have leaked, revealing the tablet is codenamed “Topaz.”
The leak reveals little else about the tablet, which HP claims it will release in early 2011. However, Engadget, which received the slide from a tipster, says it is “very slick” and features no hard buttons, similar to the Motorola Honeycomb tablet Google’s Andy Rubin showed off last week.
The keyboard seems run-of-the-mill for a mobile keyboard, with Chiclet-style keys, webOS function keys, an on/off switch, and a battery port for AAs. The slide also reveals there is no palm rest, backlighting, or number keys.
Topaz may not be the final name of the webOS tablet. Earlier this year, details regarding the HP Zeus and Zeen tablet/printer combo leaked online for a device eventually dubbed the “Photosmart eStation” at release. In addition, HP filed a trademark for the term “PALMPAD” last summer, and HP VP Todd Bradley referred to the webOS tablet as the palmpad while speaking at a conference.