Posted on 10-Feb-2011 08:55
| Filed under: News
Today HP has announced three new webOS products, including the first webOS slate tablet and two webOS-based smartphones.
The HP TouchPad brings webOS to the big screen, with a vibrant 24.6 cm (9.7”) diagonal flush capacitive multitouch display, virtual keyboard, instant-on access, support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta in the browser and access to thousands of webOS applications.
“Today we’re embarking on a new era of webOS with the goal of linking a wide family of HP products through the best mobile experience available,” said Jon Rubinstein, senior vice president and general manager, Palm Global Business Unit, HP. “The flexibility of the webOS platform makes it ideal for creating a range of innovative devices that work together to keep you better connected to your world.”
Designed to be used alone or as a digital companion to a webOS phone, TouchPad connects those devices through the webOS experience. Voice calls or SMS message can be answered and viewed right on the HP TouchPad. Plus, HP’s new touch-to-share feature will let users simply touch an enabled webOS phone to the TouchPad to share web URLs.
HP TouchPad’s virtual full QWERTY keyboard includes a number row, which reduces keyboard switching, making typing easy and fast. It powers on instantly, bringing the user back to exactly where it left off.
HP is working with Quickoffice to include the Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite, which lets you view and edit documents, such as Microsoft Word and Excel. It also comes with VPN support to connect to corporate networks.
The HP Pre3 is designed for professionals who require powerful mobile productivity with an eye on personal connectivity, all running on webOS. With a large 9.1 cm (3.58”, 480x800 pixels) touchscreen, fast Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8x55 1.4 GHz processor and a full slide-out keyboard, the HP Pre3 is a multitasking smartphone offering business-class email and encrypted data storage to protect critical information, with support for industry-standard VPN to connect to corporate networks. It comes in 8 or 16 gigabytes options.
The HP Veer is the smallest smartphone running HP webOS. The size of a credit card and no thicker than a deck of cards, it offers the higher-end features of a smartphone, such as easy messaging and access to apps, social networks and the web, including support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta in the browser for access to rich, Flash-based web content.
HP Veer is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7230 800 MHz processor, has a full slide out keyboard and eight gigabytes of internal user storage.
Both HP Pre3 and HP Veer support Exchange ActiveSync, Google Gmail, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP for email, and come with built-in GPS.