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HP gathered the entire tech community in San Francisco today to introduce the newest members of the webOS family, and now we've got all of the details for you. First up is the smallest device announced today, the HP Veer. Looking a lot like a baby Pre, the Veer features a 2.6-inch 320x400 display, 800MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 7230 core, 5 megapixel camera with video capture, HSPA+ capabilities, 8GB of storage, 512MB RAM, and a physical keyboard.

Next up is the Pre 3, which finally features a larger display to help compete with the new, larger-screened smartphones. The Pre 3 will sport a 3.6-inch 480x800 display, 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8x55 processor, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p video capture, front-facing VGA camera, HSPA+ or EVDO Rev. A speeds, 8GB or 16GB of built-in storage, 512MB RAM, and the usual WiFi, Bluetooth, and sensor trappings. Additionally, the Pre 3's keyboard is said to be larger and more spaced out when compared to its predecessors. Expect to see the Pre 3 arrive some time this summer.

The biggest addition to the webOS family is the TouchPad, which has a 9.7-inch 1024x768 display, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 16GB or 32GB of storage, 1GB RAM, 6300mAh battery, gyroscope, accelerometer, compass, and WiFi, Bluetooth, etc. Of course, since the TouchPad features webOS on a tablet, it'll sport some redesigned aspects of webOS meant for use on a large, touch-only device, which includes a virtual keyboard and a new Growl-like notification system. Expect Flash to make an appearance, as well. One of the biggest selling points of the TouchPad may be its ability to integrate with a webOS phone, allowing you to view and accept texts and calls on a TouchPad. Like the Pre 3, the TouchPad will be coming this summer in a WiFi-only model. 3G and 4G models are planned for later in the year.

Finally, HP also announced that the Pre 2 will available for pre-order from Verizon beginning tomorrow, although they didn't mention a launch date or price point. We've heard February 17th for $100 with a two-year contract.

HP made quite a splash at their big event today, and I have to say that what they've announced looks pretty good so far. I'm not a fan of the small screen size of the Veer, but I have a feeling that a lot of people will be, especially considering that it's got a slide-out physical QWERTY to compliment its touchscreen.

The Pre 3 could very well be the handset that webOS fans have been dreaming of. It's got a much larger, higher-res display (although it's still quite a bit smaller than the biggest Android phones), a bigger keyboard, and a screaming fast 1.4GHz processor. I wouldn't have minded seeing a 4-inch display on the Pre 3, but considering that HP finally bumped the device up from 3.2-inches, I'll take what I can get.

As for the TouchPad, I think HP's got a pretty nice tablet on its hands, but we'll have to see what they can do when it comes to pricing and availability before making any judgments on how well it'll be able to hang with its competitors. Overall, I'm just really excited to finally see some new webOS-powered hardware. What do you all think of HP's new devices? Is the company finally back in the thick of it, or are you not impressed?

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"HP Veer, Pre 3, and TouchPad all made official. Most people know how great WebOS is, but will the same old design for the Pre 3 with much better hardware and a larger screen make it a real competitor?"


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Clint Winstead The Pre3 is a definite contender on par with anything currently available on any carrier. Like many launch day Pre users, I was about to make the jump to Android. Scratch that idea now. WebOS is back in the game in a BIG way. I know carriers haven't been announced yet, but a Pre3 + Sprint = a very happy Clint.
Anthony Douglas WebOS....bahahahahaha
Matthew Munson It should be open to all carriers. WebOS for T-Mobile? might be a good idea.
Facebook user Looks like quite a few love/hate comments...
Billy Johnston Palm is a awsome phone but it would be great to have more options with the palm phones...... I would have to say I like android alot better ....... It would be fool if they could get more opptions for apps and everything ..... With android you have a better option with your apps
Zach Cline Nope HP is crap. The slate was a fail and this will be no different.
Phillip McGriff This Pre 3 Better have a Gorilla Screen with a front facing Camera, and compatible with 4G!! That's really what HP needs 4 that device 2 compete...
Chris Cole The touchpad looks awesome!!! I love my ipad but I'll be getting one of these as well. I hope that people will finally see what an excellent operating system WebOS is and how crappy Android is.
Juwon Howard I would mess with the touchpad but not hp's phones though
Brandon Murray NFC sharing cool..."Hey dude check out this video it's at www...oh wait here (taps phones)" Now his friend has the video on his phone to view.
Ramon Quintero I thought they said they will release products faster. Waiting till the summer is way to long. With tableta coming out on march they will lose customers. I love what they announced but i dont see myself waiting that long
Mikey Salvato The thin is that this CPU in the pre 3 is already outdated as it came in the G2 back in September.the touchpad looks awesome though
Cody Kloepfer Good job HP / Palm.
Karl Littlewood Hope the pre3 comes to the uk.
Jordan Shipp HP touchpad will own the ipad if it's at the right price
Ramon Quintero I really hope it comes to tmobile. We need a webos device. I will so buy it
Michael Buchko Jr. I thought the Pre 2 JUST came out, why is there a Pre 3 already?
Craig Murphy No! I love my Palm 750 but it is time to move forward....going for an Android.
Deval Chhaniyara Looks great, it's is well integrated with smooth animation and transitions. Question is which apps are available and what's the price?
Walt Alan Wilcutts I'd say the 1.4ghz processor and larger/sharper display make it a contender. Especially when you see how it interacts with the TouchPad.
Eddie Cobb I think it will be great as long as its advertised well and on the main carriers.




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