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HP webOS Think Beyond event video now available

(UPDATE April 11, 2011This video is no longer available. A summary of the announcements can be found here:


HP introduces the TouchPad tablet, Veer, and Pre3 with executives Todd Bradley and Jon Rubinstein (among others).


(For more links and information, check out our quick reference guide from this morning or follow @hpnews on Twitter)



Helpful timecodes:

00:00 - Opening

09:40 - Introducing the Veer and Pre3

22:30 - Introducing the TouchPad

28:40 - TouchPad and Pre3 feature demonstration


Labels: mobility| webos

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
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