A somewhat unique and unidentified mobile computing device making the rounds in the blogosphere today bears a possible subtle resemblance to Palm device, which of course is leading to a lot of speculation. Some are even speculating it could be a possible Nova powered
prototype. The device in question was first spotted
in a Korean article
about the failings of UMPC devices. It has since made the rounds by way of a post on engadget
. The original photo
appears to have been taken around early June, possibly during the Computex Taipei conference.
What is linking the device to Palm is the curiously similar thumboard. If you look closely the unidentified device thumboard, it matches up key for key with the thumboard on a Palm Centro or Treo (see the pic after the break). Even the arrangement of all of the various function keys, such as the @, #, brightness, find and other shortcuts are exactly the same.