HP Touchpad, Veer and Pre 3 hands-on videos #MWC11
Last week HP had showed the world how they are going to get back into mobile game with WebOS products that they have acquired with Palm Inc.
Their new offerings – the next generation of WebOS, Touchpad tablet, Pre 3 and Veer smartphones looked pretty cool. We’ve covered the new device specs and features already, so today we’ll only do a quick hands-on overview of the new devices.
Here’s HP Touchpad hands-on video:
Here’s HP Veer:
And HP Pre 3:
Overall – a pretty impressive comeback for what was once known as Palm Inc., even if the old company and brand name had to die. With HP’s manufacturing and distribution might behind it, WebOS got a new lease of life and this time is poised to do much better then it did 2 years ago.
I’m not expecting very much from HP’s smartphone offerings for now. Not because they are bad products, they are actually very good. But getting into operator dominated mobile industry distribution channels is no easy task, and it will take HP a while to break in. But their tablet is another matter. It will be sold through PC distribution channels and HP is one of the best at that. Planned for this summer, HP touchpad will be a little late to the game, with iPad 2 and Android Honeycomb tablet sales in full swing. But as HP ramps up their production volumes, Touchpad and Android tablets should be fighting on equal ground.