HP-Palm Announcing New Devices: Phones, TouchPad

Today is Palm's new device coming out day. Palm just announced its 9.7" TouchPad, the Pre3 and the Veer, a tiny credit-card sized phone with a slide-out keyboard. The TouchPad looks really nice but the Veer is probably the thing that will grab the most buzz.

The Veer looks slike a cross between the Pixi and the Pre. The Veer has a browser, runs Flash, has a 5 megapixel camera. It can also operate as a WiFi hotspot. (This will be a standard smartphone feature going forward.)

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There's more discussion of the new products and their specs on Techmeme. These devices look really cool, especially the Veer. The TouchPad is nearly identical in appearance to the iPad. 

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Pricing will be critical to the success of these new devices. Earlier today I argued that HP should open-source Palm. The success or failure of these products will prove me right or wrong on that call. 

Update: The Veer turns out to be a mini-Pre for people with tiny hands and fingers.