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HP TouchPad tablet and smartphone event: quick reference guide




HP today announced the HP TouchPad tablet and two new smartphones (the Pre3 and Veer) at an event in San Francisco.


The event is the first major new device introduction from HP Palm since the acquisition closed in July 2010.


We’ll be updating this page all afternoon with images, video, links, product specifications, press releases, and more, as they come available.


You can also follow us on Twitter at @hpnews and @palm to stay updated.


Press releases and multimedia

“HP TouchPad Brings webOS to the Big Screen”

“HP Pre3 Introduces the New Look of Business for the 24-hour Life”

“HP Veer Packs Big Smartphone Experience into Powerfully Small Package”



Video of the event (1 hour 49 min) on YouTube

Palm press room


Product websites, with images and feature specifications

HP Pre3

HP TouchPad

HP Veer


Palm blog post: "HP webOS: The next big thing -- and the next small thing, too!"

Top tweets from press and analysts covering the event

Jon Swartz, USA Today:

“HP has been at the vanguard of innovation. It was first, [HP EVP Todd] Bradley pointed out, to create the pocket calculator, portable PC, and inkjet printer” (tweet)


Crawford Del Prete, IDC:

At HP Palm event. Intention for webOS devices is to offer connectivity across devices in new ways. Agree. This is a way to differentiate. (tweet)


Michael Gartenberg, Gartner:

“Seamless flow of information to device/device, screen/screen, and location/location is a key to success” (tweet)

“Synergy was a key difference in #webos. Still the best integration IMHO. Let’s see what’s new” (tweet)

"Ubiquitous #Kindle app. Of course. #webOS" (tweet)


Katie Boehret, Wall Street Journal:

“Ruby holds up HP Veer, smartphone that he says measures abt the size of a credit card. Plays Flash, has 5MP camera, 8GB.” (tweet)

Ryan Block, GDGT:

“Just added HP TouchPad to my want list on @gdgt!” (tweet)


Ben Parr, Mashable:

"I want a TouchPad" (tweet)


Previous notes on mobility and webOS from Data Central

“The Biggest Tech Platform in History: HP mobility guru Jon Rubinstein on the future of wireless”

“Fragmentation in the mobile OS market: is it really a problem?”

“Phil’s predictions for CES 2011”

Labels: mobility| webos
Slick(anon) | ‎02-09-2011 07:25 PM

I hope to get a chance to review the TouchPad...


I, and others, have refused to give-up on our TXs and LifeDrives...will it be possible to transfer our data from those devices, to the TouchPad?



Connie Cicalese(anon) | ‎02-09-2011 08:06 PM

I know what you mean Slick. I've been waiting a long time for HP's TouchPad to come out. I'd love to be a tester, but then again, I'd be pretty sad when I had to send it back. 

Peter Panousis(anon) | ‎02-10-2011 03:29 AM

I'm stoked.


This was a phenomenal event for HP and one that catapults HP back into the smartphone and tablet arena.


Awesome work to all involved and really looking forward to see how well these products are received.

Peter Panousis(anon) | ‎02-10-2011 03:36 AM

One more thing.


What better way for HP to sell their product that to make them available to their employees.


Not only will this allow us to support the local product, but also convey to our customers how confident and comfortable we are in using them in our day-to-day lives, both at work and at home.


Microsoft did likewise with the release of Windows Phone 7 and I see it working for HP as well.


At the very least, make these products available to all HP employees as soon as possible so they can help spread the word.


Donald Stevens(anon) | ‎02-26-2011 08:58 AM

great !! thank you.

TAMS(anon) | ‎03-10-2011 11:23 AM

Hi guys,


With the new TOUCHPAD, is it possible de connect :

1) a cable printer? or is it only wireless?

2) Can we get connectivity with any other smartphone other than HP smartphone such as BLACKBERRY?




Ethan_Bauley | ‎03-11-2011 06:32 PM

Hi Tams,


Thanks for reading. You can find all of the details you’re looking for about the HP TouchPad tablet, including an overview of the product and specs, here:


Also, follow us on Twitter @palm to keep up with news about the TouchPad as it becomes available.



HP Communications

vettivong(anon) | ‎09-05-2011 04:15 AM

Thanks for the information very well.

I used this version much better.


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