HP brings Palm's webOS to new mobile phones and a tablet

Business and consumer electronics giant Hewlett-Packard has launched a few new devices, the HP Veer, HP Pre 3 and the HP TouchPad tablet.

The new HP products run from their webOS platform, which came from the company's recent acquisition of Palm and appeared on handsets such as the Palm Pre and Pixi.

HP's Veer is a small handset, measuring the same size as a credit card in height alone. The mobile phone has a 2.57-inch screen and runs from a 800Mhz Qualcomm Snapdragon 7230 processor, with 8GB of internal storage and HSPA+ capabilities.

The Pre 3 arrives with one of the largest Qwerty keyboards seen on a Pre device, with a familiar gesture area that accompanied the older Palm devices. The phone has a 3.58-inch 480x800 WVGA touch screen, with a 8 or 16GB of storage, a 1.4Ghz Snapgragon CPU and 5 megapixel camera that's capable of HD video recording.

HP also announced a tablet device, running from the same fast webOS. The TouchPad has a 9.7-inch 1024x786 touch screen display, with 16 or 32GB of storage, with a dual-core 1.2Ghz processor, a 1.3 MP camera, whilst weighing in at 740grams and measuring only 13.7mm in thickness.

The webOS on the HP TouchPad still has a similar look to the past Palm mobile phones, with a fast multitasking OS that effortlessly displays multiple running application with the ability to switch between over 200 apps running at once with no lag on the phone.

HP's tablet also has a range of accessories; from a keyboard and stand that effectively turns the TouchPad into a laptop whilst the wireless TouchStone charging device is available too.

All of the new HP products are due out later in the year and there's been no price attached to them yet, although we expect HP to sell the handsets directly SIM free and unlocked - just as they did with the Pre 2.

Originally published at OneMobileRing.com