Speculations concerning a possible webOS tablet made by HP are becoming more and more realistic, as now there’s a rumor going round, saying that the company is preparing a slate called Hurricane. Said device will rely on Palm’s OS and this info was apparently leaked from HP employees. The slate should debut in early 2011 and another unconfirmed name for the device is PalmPad.

Q1 is the time frame of the product’s debut and we have to remind you that HP filed for the PalmPad trademark recently, confirming rumors regarding a possible Palm-based slate. It’ll be interesting to see how webOS evolves towards version 2.0 and how well it fits on a tablet that’s designed to interact with HP’s printers.

[via IntoMobile]