HP finally eliminates the Palm brand, and presents טאבלט And new WebOS-based smartphones
After acquiring Palm, it was clear that HP Go back to the mobile device market, And the real question was when - and how. HP has certainly taken the time, and now, after many rumors (some of which turn out to be quite accurate), HP is introducing the products created as a result of its collaboration with Palm and Palm, one of the market leaders of yesteryear - tablet and two Smartphones, Who are definitely trying to maintain the unique concept of Palm products.
First in line, meet The TouchPad - Tablet The WebOS the first one (It is Topaz whose technical details have been almost entirely leaked recently). The TouchPad's technical data are almost identical to those leaked (and its physical size is almost identical to that of theiPad, Which has already earned him the nickname "competitor of theiPad The first real ") - 9.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 × 768, 1.2GHz dual-core processor called APQ8060 (as opposed to the MSM8660 processor at the same speed in the leaked data) from Qualcomm, A graphics core Adreno 220, a VGA front-end 1.3 megapixel camera for conference calls (no camera Rear speakers), speakers with unique Beats Audio technology, 1GB memory RAM, Storage space of 16GB or 32GB, connectivity Wi-Fi , Bluetooth, support for third-generation networks and other mini-pitches that characterize most tablet devices.
There is no doubt that one of the highlights of the device is the operating system - WebOS, which started with Palm, is now highly praised in version 3.0, due to its interactivity and design, while offering impressive features such as browser Enhanced 5 and Flash 10.1 support and easy and advanced sharing options among other WebOS-based devices. Not for nothing describes HP The TouchPad as "great for leisure and portable productivity, and great as a companion for the WebOS smartphone."
The TouchPad weighs about 740 grams, its dimensions are 190x242x13.7 millimeters, it is equipped with a battery that provides 6300mAh and is supposed to be available sometime in the summer. price? It appears that-HP Plans to seemingly destroy all the good things written in those lines at another time.
The other device that HP presented is a smartphone, which answers the name HP Pre 3 And it's, surprisingly, a fairly faithful sequel to the Palm Pre 2 smartphone. The Pre 3 offers the familiar structure (but one that has almost disappeared from the surface today, with ever-increasing touch screens becoming the almost absolute standard) of a full QWERTY slider and keyboard, and offers a screen 3.58-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 480 × 800, along with a powerful processor called Snapdragon MSM8x55 (again, from Qualcomm), which offers a single core at 1.4GHz. The smartphone runs WebOS 2.2 (version 3.0 is the one that is specially adapted for tablets), contains 512MB of RAM, storage capacity of 8GB or 16GB, battery "Which lasts a whole day" (which is interpreted in words as a rather weak battery of 1230mAh, it will be interesting to see what is the interpretation of HP For "full day"), front VGA camera and 5 megapixel rear camera (why is it here, but not on the TouchPad? HP solutions) that records 720p quality, support third-generation networks, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, acceleration sensors Proximity, Light, Compass, GPS And more.
This is undoubtedly an unusual device in today's smartphone market, especially when it aims to compete with the "heavy guns", which certainly offers interesting alternatives and prominent advantages in certain areas (such as the WebOS system and full keyboard, or the processor that is significantly stronger than most smartphones on the market). ), But on the other hand also comes with some "side effects", including a weight of 156 grams, which certainly does not position it among the lightweight devices on the market. The dimensions of the Pre 3 are 111x64x16 millimeters (again, this is an unacceptable thickness for some consumers), and it is expected to arrive sometime this summer as well. price? Not yet.
Last and favorite of HP's up-up is a smartphone The Veer (Slightly reminiscent of the word "air", no? Conspirators to take positions) Modest and relatively small, which is almost identical to its "Big Brother" Pre 3 in its configuration (slider, full keyboard, touch screen), and offers a 2.57-inch screen and resolution Of 320 × 400, while powered by a new home processor Qualcomm 7230MB, RAM, 800GB storage, WebOS system, 512 back megapixel camera, support for HSPA + networks, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, Proximity sensors, accelerometers and light, GPS, Compass, port USB And a battery of 910mAh.
The Veer is quite compact and looks just like a toy when closed, measuring 54.5x84x15.1 millimeters ("the size of a credit card, and the thickness of a deck of cards" as HP's description), and weighing 103 grams. Unlike the TouchPad and Pre 3, the Veer is expected to hit the market in early spring, though its price is still unknown.
the mother HP Will succeed in conquering the market with a different and unique operating system and powerful and unusual smartphones, while maintaining the familiar Palm line, even after the brand has finally disappeared? There is no doubt that these devices are a refreshing breeze in the endless stream of tablets (and sometimes also smartphones), most of which are rather drab and do not even try to present something new or unique. Whether you HP Whether you succeed or not, it looks like an interesting summer awaits us.