Palm Elan a third webOS phone for AT&T?

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Palm Elan a third webOS phone for AT&T?
It is well known that AT&T is going to release two webOS powered models this year. PreCentral member TopTongueBarry claims to be an AT&T IT employee and says the carrier has just completed testing on the Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus in front of a possible April 26th launch. He also says that AT&T will soon begin testing on another webOS device called the Palm Elan. The testing should start in 2 weeks for the handset, which talk within the carrier says is equipped with  a soft QWERTY keyboard. According to the word inside AT&T, the Elan will be released in Europe first. Another PreCentral member, Shadow-360, googled the Palm Elan name and found several accessories that manufacturers had listed as being compatible with the Palm Elan before taking them down. Because the same accessories were also for the iPhone, it points to a slate like form factor for the mystery handset. While all of this might be a strange and weird coincidence, a Taiwanese company named Elan once sued Apple for infringing on multitouch patents. Wow! Call it karma or the Circle of Life. You might also note the Palm Elan mentioned as a name in the picture below, next to the Pixi. Many webOS aficionados have been hoping for a high end device and hopefully, the Palm Elan is the phone that makes those wishes come true. Talk of a new webOS device has been circulating and we reported a similar story at the end of last month.

source: PreCentral via Engadget


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6 Comments

1. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Welcome to webOS AT&T users! Let the linux platform infection spread.

2. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Finally. Ive been wanting a new design forever.

3. miikeyroks

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 07, 2009

The elan is just a gsm version of the pixi. BUT there is a 3rd palm phone that is being tested.

4. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

F the Elan... wheres the C40

5. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

I think the Elan is a GSM version of the C40 too

6. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Not a fan of Palm...but I wanna see a picture...found this site...dude made a mock up based on leaked information on the c40...The article said they were testing the Pre, Pixi and are about to test a 3rd device...c40 is a new device...its also been popping up in Sprint's system a couple times since January... http://forums.palm.com/t5/webOS-Hardware/Future-Device-Mockups-C40-Tablet/td-p/262213;jsessionid=8D 85C2AE2230ABA7DD5418F58B6B2F9E

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