HP "WindsorNot" full-touch webOS smartphone shown off in promo video [UPDATED]Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
There hasn't been much webOS hardware news ever since HP announced that it was discontinuing operations on webOS devices last year. That changes today, though, as a video showing an unreleased webOS handset has been discovered online. The clip was posted over eight months ago (and has since been made private) by the design company Transparent House and shows a full-touch webOS smartphone referred to as "WindsorNot." It's a pretty short video, clocking in at 19 seconds, which is just enough time to let the WindsorNot spin around once and give us a look at its outer shell.
So what do we know about the WindsorNot? Well, it's obvious that it's a touch-only device, which is notable because all of the webOS phones that did make it to market sported slide-out QWERTY keyboards. The front of the WindsorNot looks similar to a handset that leaked out in April 2011, and while at the time that phone was thought to be called "Stingray," it appears that it may actually have been this WindsorNot model. There's a camera located on the WindsorNot's backside, centered directly above an HP logo, as well as another shooter around front. Also found on the device's face is a display that webOS Nation suggests could be the same 3.6-inch screen found on the Pre 3 and what looks to be a physical button similar to the one found on the TouchPad.
Perusing Transparent House's list of video uploads shows that the design company did quite a bit of work for HP, as it also has clips for the Pre 3, Veer and even the unreleased 7-inch TouchPad Go, which is referred to by its codename of "Opal." This WindsorNot is the most interesting of the bunch, though, and it's a bummer that this full-touch webOS handset never actually made it onto store shelves. Below you'll find an image of the WindsorNot's back. Sadly, the promo video was been made private while this post was going up, so for now these images are probably the closest any of us will ever get to the real device.
UPDATE: The images of the device have been removed at the request of Transparent House.