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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  • metafor - Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - link

    Depends on what you mean by performance. Certainly it may benchmark higher but I think there are inherent advantages of dual-core (one process not lagging another) that aren't tangible in graphs.

    I think today's 1GHz CPU's are plenty to handle most if not all single-threaded tasks. I'm not sure how noticeable a bump to 1.4GHz would be.

    Of course, compared to what Palm had before, this will be lightyears ahead.
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  • Anand Lal Shimpi - Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - link

    Very true. One of the biggest benefits of a multi-core architecture is making up for inefficiencies in any software scheduling algorithms. If a process is incorrectly over scheduled on a single core, the UI thread or other processes may starve. On a dual-core platform, they simply continue executing on the idle core.

    Take care,
    Anand
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  • tviceman - Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - link

    I have to admit I'm a little disappointed to see HP not adopting Tegra 2, but I'm hooked on webOS so I really hope Pre3 comes to sprint. Reply
  • sprockkets - Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - link

    Didn't HP get the memo that chicklet keyboards were so 2003? At least the tablet has some promise to it with their good OS. Reply
  • memoroid - Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - link

    Until HP releases the price details, IMO, it doesn't deserve a comparison Reply
  • Conficio - Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - link

    "touch the Touc?Pad".

    Thanks for being to simely with this info!
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  • Conficio - Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - link

    Thanks for being to *timely* with this info! Reply
  • austonia - Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - link

    iOS, Android, BB OS, WebOS are all on phones & tablets now. where does that leave WP7..? unfortunately named. Reply
  • kmmatney - Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - link

    I think Microsoft is still trying to shove Windows 7 onto tablets Reply
  • Conficio - Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - link

    I'm missing any mention of GPS capability. Does it not have it? Reply

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