The Veer is akin to a scaled-down version of the Pre, packing a similar slide-down keyboard form factor, HSPA+, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, 8GB of storage, and an 800MHz Snapdragon processor.
On today's show, we're joined by Eric Franklin of the Crave podcast and Wilson Tang from the 404 for what turns out to be a much more reasonable and serious discussion than you might expect. Short version: what's going to happen to the Android tablets now that iPad 2 is out, and will there be an iPad 3? Also, Verizon ends iPhone unlimited data plan and security woes strike the Android platform. Plus: UFOs! --Molly
Hewlett-Packard announces a 9.7-inch WebOS tablet, the HP TouchPad.
HP introduces the TouchPad, a WebOS-powered tablet, along with two new WebOS phones--the Veer and a follow-up to the Pre. The company also announced that WebOS would be headed to PCs.
On Wednesday, HP will show off the products it has been working on since it acquired Palm last year, and we'll be there with live coverage.
For fiscal 2012, CEO Meg Whitman says HP needs "to get back to the business fundamentals," while CFO Cathie Lesjak says the company is "remaining cautious."
Sprint announces via its Twitter account that it will update the HTC Hero and Samsung Moment straight to Android 2.1 in the first half of 2010.
AT&T announces the upcoming availability of the undeniably cute HP Veer 4G.
HP touts over 50 new features in WebOS 2.1 and unveils its TouchPad tablet, Pre 3 smartphone, and diminutive Veer smartphone. Meanwhile, freezing cold in NYC makes for an unusually timid iPhone launch for Verizon.
Still, it's an Exchange 2007 reset, along with a few bug fixes, that's the main component of 1.2.1, making its way to handsets over the weekend.