HP Announces TouchPad, Veer and Pre 3: All Powered by Qualcommby Mithun Chandrasekhar on February 9, 2011 2:27 AM EST
We're here at HP's webOS 2.1 event in San Francisco. HP has announced a couple of big things today; a tablet (HP TouchPad), a (tiny) smartphone (HP Veer) and a professional phone (the Pre 3), all running the webOS 2.1 operating system.
The TouchPad is a 9.7" (1024x768) tablet powered by the Qualcomm MSM8x60 SoC with a 1.2GHz dual-core Scorpion CPU, a 1.3MP webcam, 16 or 32GB storage, 1GB RAM and 802.11 b/g/n. The TouchPad weighs in at about 1.6 lbs and 13mm thick. The TouchPad WiFi-only version will be coming to US sometime this summer with 3G/4G versions and other markets to follow.
|Apple iPad||HP TouchPad||Motorola Xoom|
|Screen Resolution||1024 x 768||1024 x 768||1280 x 800|
|Weight||1.5 lbs WiFi (680g)||1.6 lbs (730g)||1.6 lbs (730 g)|
|SoC||Apple A4, single 1.0GHz Cortex A8||Qualcomm MSM8x60, dual 1.2GHz Scorpion cores||NVIDIA Tegra 2, dual 1.0GHz Cortex A9|
|GPU||ImgTech PowerVR SGX 535||Qualcomm Adreno 220||NVIDIA GeForce ULV|
The Veer is a 2.6" (320x400) dimunitive QWERTY slider powered by the Qualcomm MSM7230 800MHz single-core SoC, 5MP camera, 8GB storage, 512MB RAM, 802.11 b/g and it is coming this Spring.
Finally the Pre 3 is a 3.6" (480x800) QWERTY slider powered by the Qualcomm MSM8x55 1.4GHz single-core SoC, 5MP camera with LED flash with HD video recording (and a front facing camera), 8 or 16GB storage, 512MB RAM, 802.11 b/g/n and will be coming this summer.
If you want to know more about what new features and updates webOS brings to the table, have a look at our webOS overview article here.
We will follow up with a more detailed analysis of the event and announcements (and there's been a LOT of that) later today, so stay tuned!