HP-Palm Announcement

HP Veer

My first impression is it is too small. Advertised as the size of a deck of cards, I cant see people warming to that concept. Web use on handsets is getting bigger and bigger. People want rich, full web content. Making screen sizes so small is, I think, going in the wrong direction. The slide out keyboard is therefore a must because the screen is surely too small to support and easy to use an on-screen keyboard.

Processing power is good with a lot of manoeuvrability for future upgrade possibilities. It also makes multitasking a dream.

Build quality looks good (as usual for Palm).

HP TouchPad

The 1.2 Ghz Qualcomm Dual core processor and 9.7 inch screen really help achieve a full web browsing layout that runs smoothly and hosts a refreshingly new multi-tasking style. A resizable on-screen keyboard makes it very easy for any user to get used to while a front facing camera paves the way for many possibilities in future developments. Skype anyone?

HP have done away with the off-screen gesturing that many Palm Pre & Pixi users either loved or hated. Instead they have replaced the with a simple home key on the bottom/right hand side of the screen. Similarities with iPad designs are bound to be made.

Build quality (as with the Veer handset) looks great.


The Pre3 is in essence a revamp of the past Pre models.

This particular redesign does however boast:

  • 3.58-inch multi-touch screen with a vibrant 24-bit colour, 480×800 resolution WVGA display
  • Qualcomm MSM 8×55 (1.4 GHz) Processor
  • 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (up to 720p) video recording, front VGA
  • Support for Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
    Support for Video: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n 5GHz) with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication & Wi-Fi router functionality for up to five devices using HP mobile hotspot
  • 512MB RAM; choose from 8GB or 16GB internal storage & USB mass storage support

In summary, a nice little upgrade to finish off the HP three.