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HP brings WebOS to phones, TouchPad (photos)

Hewlett-Packard today took the wraps off its long-anticipated tablet, a 9.7-inch device it's calling the TouchPad, and new phones.

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TouchPad

Hewlett-Packard today launched a new round of WebOS devices, including a long-anticipated 9.7-inch tablet called the TouchPad.
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TouchPad alongside new Pre 3 smartphone

The TouchPad is pictured alongside the new Pre 3 smartphone after the two were announced in San Francisco today. The new version of the Pre doubles the display resolution of the previous model, and adds HD video recording and a front-facing camera, along with squeezing in a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor.
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WebOS platform

The TouchPad features a 9.7-inch multitouch display, a virtual keyboard, instant-on access, support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta, and the ability to integrate with HP's other WebOS devices, including the newly announced Pre 3 and Veer.
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Photos on the TouchPad

A view of browsing and sharing photos on the TouchPad.
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Recipe browsing on TouchPad

Browsing recipes on the TouchPad.
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Veer

The Veer, one of the two new phones also announced today, is a scaled-down version of the Pixi, and is small enough to fit easily in the palm of a hand. It's being positioned as an alternative to what HP dubbed "jumbo phones."
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Facebook on Veer

Facebook shown on HP's tiniest WebOS phone, the palm-size Veer.
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800MHz Snapdragon processor

The Veer incorporates a slide-down keyboard, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, 8GB of storage, and an 800MHz Snapdragon processor.
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Veer

HP says it will begin shipping the Veer to customers in the spring, though the company did not specify pricing.
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A Veer in the hand

Similar to HP's other WebOS phones, the Veer can also function as a Wi-Fi hot spot to provide connectivity with other electronics.
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Veer slide-down keyboard

A close-up view of the Veer slide-down keyboard.
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Veer's rear camera

A view of the back of the Veer shows the lens of the 5-megapixel camera with geotagging enabled.
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Side view of Veer

A side view of the Veer, which is about the size of a credit card, and no thicker than a deck of cards.
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Pre 3

The Pre 3 smartphone running HP WebOS boasts a 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor, a 3.6-inch WVGA display, a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, GPS, and Wi-Fi.
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Black finish

The back of the Pre 3, with a soft black finish.
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Side view of the Pre 3

A side view of the Pre 3.
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Pre 3 vs Pre 2

The Pre 3 shown next to its predecessor, the Pre 2.

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