HP unveils little and large webOS devices

Palm-owner HP has whet appetites ahead of MWC next week, lifting the curtain on a portfolio of devices sporting the webOS platform. The range includes a tablet device, naturally, as well as another successor to the Pre and – perhaps going against the trend – a small form factor smartphone.

Amid the hype about tablets, the TouchPad is sure to be the star of HP’s show, with its 9.7-inch diagonal capacitive multitouch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2GHz processor, and wifi and 3G connectivity. The device features a camera for video calling, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage and full Adobe Flash compatibility. The camera is only 1.3 megapixel, however.

Incorporating HP’s own Touchstone wireless charging technology, users can also connect two webOS devices together by touch, using a new ‘touch to share’ feature.

The Pre 3, which follows up on Palm’s flagship Pre series, offers a 3.58-inch touchscreen, a 1.4GHz processor and a full slide-out keyboard, as well as wifi and up to 16GB of storage. While the Veer, the baby of the bunch, which HP claims is “the size of a credit card and no thicker than a deck of cards” incorporates much the same functionality, based on an 800MHz processor, a 2.57-inch glass display; full slide out keyboard; and 8GB of internal storage. is going to check these latest devices out in Barcelona, next Tuesday, so more will be revealed then.

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