HP Unveiled TouchPad, Palm ‘Think Beyond’ New WebOS!

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Former CEO of Palm was vice-president answerable for HP's shopper division, Too Bradley unveiled the brand new HP merchandise the use of the expertise from the acquisition of Palm ….&#a hundred and sixty;An acquisition has enabled the arena's No. 1 PC to get your fingers on webOS, now referred to as HP webOS, and now place themselves on the smartphone market and pill.&#a hundred and sixty;With a key phrase: integration.



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Jon Rubinstein, Apple's former CEO of Palm and now vice president of HP's business unit responsible for webOS, introduced the "small" Veer - Veer HP , Palm brand now part of ancient history, a bet ventured from HP.

With a shiny new OS, HP had to come up with some impressive hardware to partner it, and just feast your eyes on this specs sheet…

  • Weighs 1.6lb
  • 9.7" Touch Screen
  • 1024×768 resolution
  • Dual-Core 1.2GHz SnapDragon CPU
  • 1.3 MP front facing camera
  • Beats Audio technology

The first thing that jumps at me screaming ‘PlayBook beater’ is the 1.2GHz dual-core CPU HP has packed into the TouchPad. With BlackBerry’s PlayBook being powered by a similar chip running at 1GHz, we expected the Canadian tablet to be the king of speed, at least until the iPad 2 gets announced. But now it’s clear, HP is the one pushing the envelope when it comes to cramming the fastest CPUs into a tablet device. For now at least!

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One could roughly be described as a Palm Pre much smaller – smaller than the Pixi, a surface similar to a credit card, and a physical keyboard. Available in the spring, Veer Snapdragon uses 800 MHz processor, 8 GB of internal memory, Bluetooth, WiFi and 3G +. Like other "Palm", it has a feature WiFi hotspot.

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Le Pre 2 has already a successor, the Pre ^ 3 . It retains its physical keyboard has a screen 3.6 "800×480 VGA camera in front and a 5MP sensor on the back, and will be available in 8 and 16 GB, 3G or CDMA. HP presents it as a phone where you can play: it has a Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. It will unfortunately only available in summer.

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A major advantage of webOS is that it adapts easily to different screen sizes: HP has consistently raised the curtain on his shelf under webOS, the HP touchpad .Design specifications, it is a clone of the iPad: same size, same weight, same screen 9.7 "1024×768, but also a 1.3 MP sensor, a video call feature, stereo speakers signed Monster Beats Audio but also and especially a dual-processor 1.2 GHz heart, again a Snapdragon last generation.

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The interface has been subtly altered webOS: cards and batteries are still there, but the mail client uses a view panel similar to IOS. By default, only email is being displayed in full screen, but a first scan to display the panel with the list of messages, while a new scan to display a third column listing the various accounts.To delete multiple messages, you can press the edge of the screen, touch, and then select multiple messages: there will be more than pressing the Delete button. 

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Notifications are now displayed in non-intrusive pop-up in the upper right corner of the screen, like Growl notifications. The keyboard, meanwhile, can be resized to fit the size of the user's hands. HP is therefore interesting directions in terms of interaction, the better to hide the fact that whole sections of the interface, they are a tribute to Apple more than delivered.

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All these devices can communicate with each other: if one receives an SMS on his pre ^ 3, we can respond to its TouchPad if the device you have in your hands. We can even make a call quickly with TouchPad: it will use the connection of the Pre ^ 3, both devices being connected. HP has this function as a natural evolution of multitasking, a ubiquitous multi-tasking, which is not discriminated according to the tools used. This feature requires TouchStone nevertheless, this charger induction is now also a small relay. Without TouchStone, we can still tap his phone against his shelf: the current Web page reading will instantly from first to second, or vice versa.

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The TouchPad uses webOS 3.0 (which among other things supports wireless printing with HP printers) and it seems the first member of the family: the rumors were stirring effect model 7 ". Like Las Pre ^ 3, the TouchPad will not be available until the summer: HP continues through the Palm playing against his camp – will be tough competition against the iPhone, iPad 2 and 5.

Finally, not content to set up a complete family of smartphones and tablet on webOS rather than Windows (or Android), HP will also bring the former Palm OS on PCs …. More details will follow later this year.

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