Although we couldn't even touch the TouchPad (irony!) or the Pre 3, we did get to play with HP's smallest member of the webOS family, the Veer. Having gotten used to seeing and using 3.7, 4.0 and 4.3" devices over the last year, my first reaction after seeing the Veer was that of absolute shock; this thing is SMALL!

I have included below a couple of hands-on shots of the Veer. Check back later today for a much more detailed and in-depth look at the TouchPad, Pre 3, Veer and webOS in general.

Gallery: Veer hands-on

webOS 2.1, TouchPad, Veer and Pre 3!
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  • NitroTwiek - Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - link

    webOS 3.0 in the table? And somehow, Apple's conversion of 730g to imperial units ends up being 0.1 lbs lighter? Reply
  • Anand Lal Shimpi - Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - link

    sorry! fixed!

    Take care,
    Anand
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  • fabarati - Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - link

    What? The pre 3 and veer are WebOS 2.2 and the touchpad is WebOS 3.0

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/09/hps-touchpad-sh...
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  • Anand Lal Shimpi - Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - link

    The demos today were on 2.1 I believe, however HP's site makes reference to 3.0/2.2 (although technically doesn't commit to shipping with those versions as anything could happen between now and Summer). I've removed the version numbers for now until HP officially commits to something.

    Take care,
    Anand
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  • fabarati - Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - link

    Oh, I see. Never mind, then.

    Btw, how does the displays on the new devices stack up against others? No one is writing which technology is used (presumably because HP hasn't told anyone yet) or even how good they are.
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  • NitroTwiek - Thursday, February 10, 2011 - link

    NP... Just glad to see these go up so fast :) Reply
  • ViperV990 - Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - link

    I can't believe HP ditched the best part about the Pixi - its slim and sturdy form factor - while keeping the worst part about it - the 2.6" 320x400 screen. Why would anyone get this over a Pre 2? Reply
  • dagamer34 - Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - link

    My guess is that the Veer isn't meant to compete with the Pre 2, just be a cheaper version of it. Reply
  • bplewis24 - Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - link

    Can't wait to see how a 1.4GHz chip performs in comparison to the 1.0GHz Tegra SoC and even the Qualcomm 1.2GHz dual core SoC.

    Brandon
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  • zorxd - Wednesday, February 09, 2011 - link

    indeed, 1.4 GHz single core might perform better than 1GHz dual core in most smartphone applications Reply

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