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.
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