Last week a WebOS app developer spotted a new device in through its application analytics firm Metrix. Like Flurry hidden in many iPhone applications, Metrix reports back to developers on the hardware and software caught beneath the launched application. According to the developer’s Twitter account, Cloud Hopper was an app of choice for testing purposes for WebOS 2.0 and an unreleased hardware codenamed ‘Roadrunner HD’.
That’s not all the Metrix analytics report revealed. Apparently the device in question is sporting a resolution equal to the iPhone 4’s Retina Display at a crystal clear 640 x 960. As noted earlier, the same report reaffirms the device running WebOS 2.0, likely the next software release out of the newly acquired Palm. Unfortunately the Metrix report catches no additional hardware information on the unreleased device but with such a high pixel count, we can hope it’s either a Retina Display equipped smartphone or the PalmPad that’s making rumor headlines everywhere.
It’s been quite some time since we heard anything out of Palm or HP on an upcoming device. The now dated Palm Pre Plus & Pixi Plus are certainly due for a refresh if not hardware overhaul. Maybe a slate that’s similar to the Droid X, iPhone, or Nexus One? Leave the hardware keyboards to RIM.
What do you think? Is it an upcoming phone, a tablet, or something completely different? Anything you’re hoping to make it into WebOS 2.0? Let us know below!!