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Can Palm reinvent webOS with a tablet?

Tomorrow at 1pm EST, the new Palm (now owned by HP) will have the spotlight as it reveals its family of new mobile products.
Written by Joel Evans, Contributor

Tomorrow at 1pm EST, the new Palm (now owned by HP) will have the spotlight as it reveals its family of new mobile products. The lineup is expected to include the Topaz tablet, among others.

So far not much is known about these new tablets, other than what we've heard from tipsters. Unfortunately, the latest I heard from my own sources is that there will not be any devices on-hand at tomorrow's event. To that end, Palm may show off actual devices, just not provide any hands-on opportunities.

Does Palm have what it takes to play in the tablet space? My initial thought is YES! I had the original Palm and it transformed the way I work. Of course, these days Palm has plenty of competition in this "new" tablet market, with the iPad leading the way, and Android-powered devices coming in a close second. Also, Palm has had missteps in the past, and one could argue that the Palm Pre and Palm Pixi weren't exactly game changers.

The main Palm site hints at a variety of devices, with a "Think big. Think small. Think ahead. Think beyond." I'm really hoping that the event lives up to the hype that Palm is trying to generate.

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