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HP took the lid off its next-gen mobile strategy yesterday and unveiled the 9.7-inch Touchpad, a 1.6-pound tablet with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor running off webOS -- the same operating system Palm's most recent products used -- 1,024 x 768 resolution display like the iPad, Beats audio along with Adobe Flash 10.1 and HTML5 support. The company also announced two webOS smartphones, the 3.6-inch Pre 3 and 2.6-inch Veer. The Pre 3 sports a sliding QWERTY keyboard and 1.4 GHz Qualcomm processor, while the Veer will have a 5-megapixel camera and 8GB of built-in memory. A synergistic "Touchstone" feature lets the devices share info like by tapping them together. Fortune senior writer Michael Copeland spent some quality time with the Touchpad yesterday and walked away impressed, pointing to the polished OS and user interface. (eWeek and Fortune) More
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