Saturday, February 12, 2011

HP Releases TouchPad and two new smartphones touting WebOS 3.0(for TouchPad) and WebOS 2.2 (for Phones)

On Feb'09, 2011 HP released it's TouchPad Tablet with WebOS 3.0 and two new smartphones namely Pre 3 and Veer that use WebOS 2.2 which an update on WebOS 2.0 which was released with Pre 2. 


This also marks the official demise of the Palm Brand. There are many Palm users who mourn this - but things like this happen - remember ATi? Anyway so here's the first three offerings from HP's stable now. 







TouchPad: 

Color

Black

Operating system

HP webOS

Display

9.7-inch XGA capacitive, multitouch screen with a vibrant 18-bit color, 1024x768 resolution display

Keyboard

Virtual keyboard

Email1

Microsoft® Exchange email with Microsoft Direct Push Technology
POP3/IMAP (Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail, AOL, Hotmail®, etc.)

Messaging2

Integrated IM and SMS

GPS3

A-GPS (3G models only)

Digital camera

Front-facing 1.3-megapixel webcam for live video calling4

Sensors

Light sensor, accelerometer, compass (magnetometer), and gyroscope

Media formats supported

Audio formats: DRM-free MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
Video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264

Wireless connectivity5

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication;
Bluetooth® wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support

Memory6

Choose either 16GB or 32GB internal storage

Battery

Rechargeable 6300 mAh (typical) battery

Connector

Charger/microUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Headphone jack

3.5mm stereo headset/headphone/microphone jack

Speakers

Internal stereo speakers and Beats Audio

HP Touchstone for TouchPad7

Compatible

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2GHz

Dimensions

Width: 240mm (9.45 inches)
Height: 190mm (7.48 inches)
Thickness: 13.7mm (0.54 inches)

Weight

Approximately 740 grams (1.6 pounds)







Pre 3:



Color

Black

Operating system

HP webOS

Display

3.58-inch multitouch screen with a vibrant 24-bit color, 480x800 resolution WVGA display

Keyboard

Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard

Processor

Qualcomm MSM 8x55 (1.4 GHz)

Email2

Microsoft® Exchange email with Microsoft Direct Push Technology
POP3/IMAP (Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail, AOL, Hotmail®, etc.)

Messaging3

Integrated IM, SMS, and MMS

GPS4

Built-in GPS

Digital camera

5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (up to 720p) video recording, front VGA

Audio

Mono speakerphone; dual-mic noise cancellation

Sensors

Accelerometer, ambient light, proximity, and compass

Media formats supported

Audio formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
Video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264

Wireless connectivity5

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n 5GHz) with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication;
Bluetooth® wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support; A-GPS;
Wi-Fi router functionality for up to five devices using HP mobile hotspot

Memory6

512MB RAM; choose from 8GB or 16GB internal storage
USB mass storage support

Battery

1230 mAh

Connector

Charger/microUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Headphone jack

3.5mm stereo

HP Touchstone7

Compatible

Dimensions

Width: 64mm (2.52 inches)
Height: 111mm (4.37 inches)
Thickness: 16mm (0.63 inches)

Weight

156 grams (5.5 ounces)





Veer:

Color

Black

Operating system

HP webOS

Network specs3

HSDPA 7.2/HSUPA 5.76
Quad-band GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900
GSM/GPRS/EDGE

Display

2.6-inch multitouch screen with a vibrant 18-bit color, 320x400 resolution

Keyboard

Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard

Email4

Microsoft® Exchange email with Microsoft
Direct Push Technology
POP3/IMAP (Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail, AOL, Hotmail®, etc.)

Messaging5

Integrated IM, SMS, and MMS

GPS6

Built-in GPS (A-GPS)

Digital camera

5-megapixel camera with extended depth of field, geotagging, and video capture

Audio

Speakerphone; dual-mic for noise cancellation for quieter calls.

Sensors

Accelerometer, ambient light, and proximity

Media formats supported

Audio formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
Video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264

Wireless connectivity7

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication; Bluetooth® wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support; Wi-Fi router functionality for up to five devices using HP mobile hotspot.

Memory8

8GB (~6.5GB available)
USB mass storage support

Battery9

910 mAh (non-removable); up to 5.0 hours of talk time or 300 hours of standby time.

Connector

Charger/magnetic connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Headphone jack

Magnetic connector with 3.5mm stereo headset adapter included

HP Touchstone10

Compatible

Processor

Qualcomm MSM7230, 800Mhz

Dimensions

Width: 54.5mm (2.15 inches)
Height: 84.0mm (3.31 inches)
Thickness: 15.1mm (0.59 inches)

Weight

103 grams (3.63 ounces)



You can see the PROMO Video Below! 



HP PRE 3 Promo


For More Info you can check out following links: 
http://www.engadget.com/tag/HP/
http://gizmodo.com/#!palm
http://www.precentral.net/
and of course  http://www.palm.com/us/


WebOS's future is looking bright!!!

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