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So, HP puts on a little show, have a little leak, and then lets everyone know that they are basically killing the Palm as a brand. After the Palm buyout, HP decided to stock up on promises, do a little R&D, and here is the first batch of the new WebOS based HP powered devices: Veer, Pre 3, and TouchPad.

Everyone needs a little something to fill up his (or her) shiny new Alumawallet(tm), and the economy has turned cash into an endangered species, why not a nifty new HP Veer? This absolutely tiny device sports a nifty 800Mhz Snapdragon, and even has a slide out keyboard. Other goodies include: Bluetooth 2.1, HSPA+, WiFi, and an all-encompassing 2.5 inch screen. That two and a half inch screen is nearly the entirety of the device’s size too, making the Veer one of the smallest cell phones in some time.

The next phone to be previewed, is the Pre 3. A direct competitor to the iPhone and Droid, the Pre 3 adds a slide-out QWERTY keyboard to it’s touchscreen, making a more organic experience. With it’s 1.4Ghz Qualcomm processor, it has enough processing power to satisfy any apps that will appear on the device. Again, the Pre 3 supports WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, etc. Also, the Pre 3 has a 5MPXL camera and can record 720p video. Can you say, “Viva la YouTube!?”

Saving the best for last, the new Palm TouchPad, sans the Palm, is a nifty new entry into the tablet wars. Anyway, the TouchPad will be entering the arena to square off against the iPad, and it is interesting to note that it is the only competitor so far that isn’t Android powered. Honestly, things could get really interesting should the TouchPad build a little steam under the power of WebOS. The unit is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon, 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and will have optional storage capacities (At the time of this writing it will be either 16GB or 32GB of flash memory). Other things of note is the rebirth of Touchstone wireless docking station, video chat (camera & microphone), and a big fat 9.7 inch screen.

The press conference where this was all released to the public also revealed a few possible extras that are currently behind the HP Veil. WebOS powered HP printers? Yes, HP indicated that they were at least investigating the possibility (I’m willing to bet we are going to see this at least). There were a few drops of tidbits regarding PC level implementations of the WebOS, but without much of any indication as to what such a thing could or would be. With a slew of promised spring and summer releases of the new HP/Palm devices, things could get really warm in the mobile device industry.

Veer:

Operating system

HP webOS

Network specs3

HSDPA 7.2/HSUPA 5.76
Quad-band GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900
GSM/GPRS/EDGE

Display

2.6-inch multitouch screen with a vibrant 18-bit color, 320×400 resolution

Keyboard

Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard

Email4

Microsoft® Exchange email with Microsoft
Direct Push Technology
POP3/IMAP (Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail™, AOL, Hotmail®, etc.)

Messaging5

Integrated IM, SMS, and MMS

GPS6

Built-in GPS (A-GPS)

Digital camera

5-megapixel camera with extended depth of field, geotagging, and video capture

Audio

Speakerphone; dual-mic for noise cancellation for quieter calls.

Sensors

Accelerometer, ambient light, and proximity

Media formats supported

Audio formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
Video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264

Wireless connectivity7

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication; Bluetooth® wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support; Wi-Fi router functionality for up to five devices using HP mobile hotspot.

Memory8

8GB (~6.5GB available)
USB mass storage support

Battery9

910 mAh (non-removable); up to 5.0 hours of talk time or 300 hours of standby time.

Connector

Charger/magnetic connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Headphone jack

Magnetic connector with 3.5mm stereo headset adapter included

HP Touchstone10

Compatible

Processor

Qualcomm MSM7230, 800Mhz

Dimensions

Width: 54.5mm (2.15 inches)
Height: 84.0mm (3.31 inches)
Thickness: 15.1mm (0.59 inches)

Weight

103 grams (3.63 ounces)

Pre 3:

Operating system

HP webOS

Display

3.58-inch multitouch screen with a vibrant 24-bit color, 480×800 resolution WVGA display

Keyboard

Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard

Processor

Qualcomm MSM 8×55 (1.4 GHz)

Email2

Microsoft® Exchange email with Microsoft Direct Push Technology
POP3/IMAP (Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail, AOL, Hotmail®, etc.)

Messaging3

Integrated IM, SMS, and MMS

GPS4

Built-in GPS

Digital camera

5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (up to 720p) video recording, front VGA

Audio

Mono speakerphone; dual-mic noise cancellation

Sensors

Accelerometer, ambient light, proximity, and compass

Media formats supported

Audio formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
Video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264

Wireless connectivity5

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n 5GHz) with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication;
Bluetooth® wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support; A-GPS;
Wi-Fi router functionality for up to five devices using HP mobile hotspot

Memory6

512MB RAM; choose from 8GB or 16GB internal storage
USB mass storage support

Battery

1230 mAh

Connector

Charger/microUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Headphone jack

3.5mm stereo

HP Touchstone7

Compatible

Dimensions

Width: 64mm (2.52 inches)
Height: 111mm (4.37 inches)
Thickness: 16mm (0.63 inches)

Weight

156 grams (5.5 ounces)

TouchPad:

Operating system

HP webOS

Display

9.7-inch XGA capacitive, multitouch screen with a vibrant 18-bit color, 1024×768 resolution display

Keyboard

Virtual keyboard

Email1

Microsoft® Exchange email with Microsoft Direct Push Technology
POP3/IMAP (Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail, AOL, Hotmail®, etc.)

Messaging2

Integrated IM and SMS

GPS3

A-GPS (3G models only)

Digital camera

Front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam for live video calling4

Sensors

Light sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer), and gyroscope

Media formats supported

Audio formats: DRM-free MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
Video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264

Wireless connectivity5

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication;
Bluetooth® wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support

Memory6

Choose either 16GB or 32GB internal storage

Battery

Rechargeable 6300 mAh (typical) battery

Connector

Charger/microUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Headphone jack

3.5mm stereo headset/headphone/microphone jack

Speakers

Internal stereo speakers and Beats Audio

HP Touchstone for TouchPad7

Compatible

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2GHz

Dimensions

Width: 240mm (9.45 inches)
Height: 190mm (7.48 inches)
Thickness: 13.7mm (0.54 inches)

Weight

Approximately 740 grams (1.6 pounds)