HP announced HP Veer and HP Pre 3 webOS smartphones

HP just released the HP Veer and HP Pre 3 smartphones, as well as the HP TouchPad tablet, all running webOS.

It's been almost a year since HP acquired Palm for $1.2 billion and we're finally seeing devices coming out as a result of the acquisition.

HP Pre 3:

The new Pre 3 features:
  • 3.6-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen with 480x800 pixels of resolution
  • slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and a LED flash
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing one for video calling
  • 1.4Ghz Snapdragon 8x55 processo
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 8GB and 16GB storage options
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n on boar
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • a built-in A-GPS module
  • an accelerometer
  • a proximity sensor
  • a light sensors
  • plus a compass
  • GSM/HSPA+ and CDMA radios on-board

HP Veer:

The HP Veer runs webOS 2.2 and packs a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard.

  • 2.6-inch capacitive multi-touch display with a resolution of 320x400 pixels
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 7230 processor ticking at 800Mhz
  • 512MB of RAM
  • HSPA+
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • quad-band GSM telephony support, no CDMA here
  • 8GB storage and there's no microSD card slot
  • 5 megapixel fixed focus camera
  • Weight : 100grams

HP plans to release the Veer some time this spring, while the Pre3 will be available in the summer. There's no word about pricing yet.