The long-rumored first WebOS tablet was finally unveiled by former Palm CEO John Rubinstein. The device has a 9.7-inch multitouch screen and, unlike the current WebOS smartphones, uses an on-screen virtual keyboard.
Here the 1.6-pound TouchPad is shown from its back and its side. HP said users will be able to subscribe to several magazines, including Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, and People. On the business side, HP said it's partnering with Quickoffice to include a suite that allows users to create, edit, and view Word and Excel files.
Here John Rubinstein, the Senior Vice President of HP's Palm unit and former Palm CEO, shows off the new TouchPad tablet. The device can connect with HP's upcoming Pre 3 smartphone to display text messages and make calls through the tablet. The TouchPad also includes a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, similar to Apple's iPad.
Also announced at HP's WebOS event was the HP Pre 3, the latest iteration of the handheld, which uses a larger screen and keyboard than its predecessors, but physically looks very similar to them. It uses a super-fast dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.4GHz processor, a front-facing camera for video chat, and can function as an HD camcorder.
HP's "smallest" announcement at the WebOS event was the new Veer handheld, which basically resembles a tiny Palm Pre. HP said it's the size of a credit card and about as thick as a deck of cards, but packs an 800MHz processor and a full slide-out keyboard. It weighs just 3.6 ounces.
A bit late to the tablet game, Hewlett-Packard showed off its upcoming WebOS-powered TouchPad, along with two new phones. Here's a look at the company's latest devices.