The Taiwan Economic Times is reporting that HP/Palm is getting ready to introduce 5-6 new devices, soon. The paper cites that Chinese manufacturing giants Foxconn and Compal were recently awarded new contracts for a total of five to six new Palm-branded devices. Among them is the fabled PalmPad, a webOS-powered tablet that will compete with the Apple iPad, the BlackBerry PlayBook and the flurry of Android tablets currently bombarding the market.
What else could we see if up to six different form factors hit the shelves next year? There’s obviously the tablet. Other options include portrait and landscape sliders, a keyboard-less slate device and maybe the candy bar Pixi form factor. Each of the aforementioned five to six devices will reportedly go on sale in 2011.