HP CTO's Phil McKinney has been teasing his twitter followers with two images that show him supposedly playing with a couple of new gadgets from HP's research lab.

We say supposedly, because as the pictures show, all we are getting to see right now is him holding a Photoshopped black rectangle in the two shots, one the size of a phone, the other the size of a tablet. A third black Photoshopped rectangle is around his wrist.

The images come of the back of McKinney's call for votes to let him do a panel at SXSW 2011.

The CTO is hoping to do a panel titled Hacking the Future where he looks at what the future will be like it 5 to 10 years (Something Pocket-lint did back in February with its Future week that looked at the technology of 2015).

While the gadgets that he is holding could be real, chances are if they are to appear in his talk we might not see them until 2015.

It's also worth noting that in the past McKinney has shown off bendable e-ink technology, a dual display tablet and several cognitive devices that "learn" what you do by being behaviour aware none of which have become commercially available yet.