HP Veer, Pre 3 and Touchpad WebOS devices leaked on website

HP has leaked their upcoming line of WebOS devices on their website this morning, according to Engadget, shortly before their highly anticipated press event where the devices were expected to be announced. According to the drop-down under the “Deals and Offers” page on the HP website, three devices, the HP Veer, Pre3 and Touchpad are clearly listed as new WebOS devices. The sneak peek is no longer available to US connections, but it seems that international users can still see it.

This is HP’s first use of their Palm IP acquisition, and many have been waiting patiently to see what HP was going to do with the critically acclaimed OS. According to Scobleizer, who leaked a preview this morning, the smallest device (it’s unclear whether this is the Veer or the Palm 3) is so small that it has no plans to compete with likes of Android of iOS devices, and it’s possible that HP will try to succeed where Microsoft failed miserably with the KIN fiasco.

The touchpad seems to have the exact same dimensions as the iPad 2, and it will be interesting to see if HP’s implementation of a tablet version of WebOS has a chance against the mobile juggernaut that is Apple's iOS.

We’ll keep you posted.

Image credit: Engadget

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I don't really care about any WebOS phones but I am curious about the Touchpad. While I love my iPhone and iPad, I wouldn't mind having a second tablet/pad/slate. I'm not sold on the Android experience for tablets. WebOS apps seem to have more polish to them than Android apps. But price will be the most important feature. I suspect that HP will announce pricing for the Touchpad after Apple has announced the 2nd gen iPad.

These new devices look pretty sweet to be honest, I had an original Pre and it was a great phone, just lack of Apps that made it inferior to competitors. WebOS is actually really nice to use.

Meh... how many billions will HP spend on WebOS and get nowhere? All this harping at MS on their marketshare but man, HP is winning the fail battle if you ask me.

blahism said,
Meh... how many billions will HP spend on WebOS and get nowhere? All this harping at MS on their marketshare but man, HP is winning the fail battle if you ask me.

Well seeing as they've barely had time to create new products since acquiring Palm I wouldn't dismiss them yet.

Stetson said,

Well seeing as they've barely had time to create new products since acquiring Palm I wouldn't dismiss them yet.

They could've beefed up the Pre line yet didn't, not that it would've been hard to do either. I honestly don't see these things going anywhere for HP in the future. If they can sell them to enterprise as a package along with new PCs and Servers then maybe they'll get some money back otherwise as far as selling directly to consumers, I just don't believe it will go anywhere.

GP007 said,

They could've beefed up the Pre line yet didn't, not that it would've been hard to do either. I honestly don't see these things going anywhere for HP in the future. If they can sell them to enterprise as a package along with new PCs and Servers then maybe they'll get some money back otherwise as far as selling directly to consumers, I just don't believe it will go anywhere.

Well, they just beefed up the pre line with a 1.4ghz snapdragon processor. Is that enought "beef" for you?

reidtheweed01 said,

Well, they just beefed up the pre line with a 1.4ghz snapdragon processor. Is that enought "beef" for you?

No, it's not, they should've done more with the Pre 2 and not "just" now. No one cares enough anymore, sure the OS is nice but regardless, there's not enough interest in it anymore.