HP unveiled a trio of new products running its widely-praised new mobile operating system.
First up is the “powerfully small” Veer smartphone, with which, the company says, customers “really can have it all without sacrificing the size they want.” HP says the phone is “the size of a credit card and no thicker than a deck of cards.” (Wouldn’t that be the size of, well, a deck of cards?) It measures 2.1 by 3.3 by .6 inches. Why so thick? While most smartphone have screen-based keys, the Veer has a slide-out keyboard as well as a 2.57-inch touchscreen.
The phone has an 800 MHz processor, 8 gigabytes of storage, GPS, geotagging, and a 5-megapixel camera. No other photography features were described,
For those who want a bigger phone HP debuted the Pre3, calling it “our premier phone, designed for the speed of business.”
The Pre3 has a 3.58-inch touchscreen, 1.4-GHz processor, slide-out keyboard, GPS, a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, and a front-facing VGA fixed-focus camera, that, with its speaker and noise cancellation, provides a “state-of-the-art video calling experience,” HP says. The Pre3 measures 4.37 by 2.52 by .63 inches.
HP also demonstrated its new TouchPad. The tablet computer has a 9.7-inch touchscreen with a 1,024 by 768 resolution. The TouchPad has a 1.3-megapixel front-facing webcam for video calling. It measures 7.48 by 9.53 by .54 inches.
All three devices run HP’s revamped webOS, the operating system it acquired from Palm.
They are scheduled for later this summer, with exact pricing and availability to announced.