iPad users have been very patient with Facebook.
They have been begging the social-networking giant for more than a year to release an iPad-native app. And it was reported recently that such an app was in final testing and would likely be released in just a few weeks.
Screenshots published by the tech blog purportedly show the Facebook tablet app running on WebOS. Erick Schonfeld notes that the left-rail navigation bar pops in and out and that the Newsfeed can be viewed in the traditional stream view or a tablet-friendly tile version.
The app looks pretty polished, but there's no word on whether it will be released when HP's long-awaited tablet ships on Friday, as Schonfeld suggests will happen. Facebook's iPad app could still beat it out the door.
Facebook representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment but told Schonfeld later that "this app was not built by Facebook but by HP."
Updated at 8:05 p.m. PT to add Facebook's comment to TechCrunch.