HP Veer, Pre 3 and the TouchPad

HP just announced 3 products:

  • TouchPad: 9.7″ tablet with phone integration (take calls / send text from the tablet itself) available in summer
  • Veer: a credit-card sized phone with portrait slide-out QWERTY keyboard available in early spring
  • Pre 3: the successor to the Pre 2 with a bigger and higher resolution screen available in summer

What’s interesting as well is that they announced that webOS is coming to PCs later in the year (probably more for touch based devices). I would have preferred a 7″ tablet but I guess placing it head to head with the iPad in terms of size makes it a direct alternative to the iPad with out the “it’s too small” / “it’s too big” argument for 7″/10″ tablets. Specs seem good, but more importantly we will have to see if developers will jump on yet another mobile platform.

Catch the full event coverage at Engadget. Quick specs of the device listed below


  • 9.7-inch XGA capacitive, multitouch screen with a vibrant 18-bit color, 1024×768 resolution display (iPad-like sized and screen resolution)
  • 13.7mm thick x 190mm tall x 240mm wide
  • 1.6 pounds
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2GHz
  • Front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam for live video calling
  • webOS 3.0
  • Beats Audio technology
  • Rechargeable 6300 mAh (typical) battery
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR
  • 16/32GB storage
  • 1GB RAM (Twice the memory of Pre 2)
  • True multitasking
  • Touch-to-share (tap phone to ‘transfer’ URL to the phone)
  • Flash
  • Phone integration (text / call from TouchPad with via Pre 3)
  • QuickOffice, Google Docs, Dropbox, and Box.net compatibility. VPN, video calling, wireless printing. Kindle app for webOS
  • WiFi version (available in summer) as well as 3G and 4G versions
  • More specifications here

Pre 3

  • 3.58-inch multitouch screen with a vibrant 24-bit color, 480×800 resolution WVGA display
  • webOS 2.2
  • 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (up to 720p) video recording
  • Forward-facing VGA camera
  • Wi-Fi router functionality for up to five devices using HP mobile hotspot.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8×55 1.4GHz processor
  • HSPA+ and EVDO Rev A World Phone
  • 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR
  • 8/16GB storage
  • 512MB RAM (same as Pre 2)
  • 1230mAh battery
  • Available this summer
  • More specifications here


  • 2.6-inch multitouch screen with a vibrant 18-bit color, 320×400 resolution
  • Qualcomm MSM7230, 800Mhz
  • webOS 2.2
  • 5-megapixel camera with extended depth of field, geotagging, and video capture
  • Credit card-sized: 15.1mm thick x 84.0mm tall x 54.5mm wide
  • Wi-Fi router functionality for up to five devices using HP mobile hotspot.
  • Snapdragon 7230/800MHz
  • HSDPA 7.2/HSUPA 5.76. Quad-band GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900. GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 8GB Storage
  • 512MB RAM (Same as Pre 2)
  • 910 mAh (non-removable); up to 5.0 hours of talk time or 300 hours of standby time.
  • Available in early spring
  • More specifications here

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