Design firm Transparent House, who has done work for HP in the past, has released a render of an unreleased all-touch webOS device codenamed NotWindsor, also known as Stingray. The secret device never came to market as AT&T apparently decided it would not be bringing to market any more non-LTE phones, and at that point the TouchPad tablet had taken such a beating the future of webOS was called into question.
We never did see webOS 3.0 on a smartphone, with its virtual keyboard support and improved Synergy integration, but we have no doubt that it would have been pretty great (based on what we saw on the very flawed TouchPad). As you can see the Stingray render above looks somewhat like the Pre 3, but is more squared-off. It’s a pretty nice piece of hardware and we’d have loved to try it.
webOS was declared open source last year and will be rolled out over the course of 2012 to developers so they can build it on devices of their choice.