If you’ve been following our news for the past few weeks, you’ve probably been wondering “Think big? Think small? Think beyond?” Today, we can finally give you some answers to those questions you’ve been asking yourself.
Today we’re sharing not just some cool product news (getting to it in a second…), but a vision for HP webOS. Companies talk about visions all the time – “today we’re going to share our vision for the first chocolate-covered portable snowblower” – but what we’re sharing today is more than just some exciting new products (yes, yes – in a moment).
Over time, you can expect HP webOS to become part of your entire mobile experience, not just your phone. With our announcements today (almost there), you can get a taste of that vision with webOS products available in three new flavors: small, medium, and large.
There’s been plenty of speculation about “large” – HP TouchPad. If you’re a fan of webOS (and apparently lots of folks are), you’re going to love what webOS can do when it has plenty of screen real estate to play with. Not only does TouchPad boast a bright and beautiful screen (perfect for video calling), but the overall experience is enhanced by Beats Audio technology for great sound through the built-in stereo speakers. TouchPad has plenty of horsepower to ensure a great multitasking experience, whether you’re using it for work or play (or both at the same time).
Now for the “small” announcement – HP Veer. The Veer packs a huge punch in an amazingly pocketable form factor. About the size of a credit card, it sports a slide-out keyboard, full multimedia capabilities, built-in mobile hotspot functionality, and a nifty magnetic connector. With 8 GB of storage and same memory as the Pre 2, it has enough under its diminutive hood to play even the most intense 3D games.
Finally, here’s a happy “medium”: the HP Pre3. Building on the award-winning Pre platform, the Pre3 bumps up keyboard size and the display resolution, adds video stabilization, a 1.4-GHz Qualcomm processor, and a forward-facing camera for video calling.
What else? To get even more of a sense of how we’re “thinking beyond” with webOS, check out more details of the new products, accessories (like the new Touchstone functionality), partners (like the new Amazon Kindle app, fun apps from Dreamworks like Shrek and Kung Fu Panda, and some innovative new publications from Time) over on the Palm website.