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Gallery: HP's 9.7-inch webOS TouchPad tablet and phones

Fresh from news that its top tablet competitor is releasing shortly, HP takes the wraps off its 9.7-inch TouchPad tablet. Plus, we show off HP's newest webOS smartphones.

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Fresh from indications that its top tablet competitor is releasing iPad 2.0 shortly, HP takes the wraps off its 9.7-inch TouchPad tablet. HP's long-rumored tablet will be powered by webOS, a 1.2GB Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, come with 16GB or 32GB storage, and weigh 1.6 pounds. In this gallery, we'll take a look at TouchPad and what it does - followed by the web OS phones that HP also announced.

For more specs, read Rachel King's blog and for more details read Sam Diaz's blog.

No prices, carriers, or availability have been announced. It is expected to be available this summer. Larry Dignan says the phone's success will be based on price.

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Activity cards are meant to provide an easy way to visualize and organize what you’re working on.

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The 9.7-inch screen will work for video calls.

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You can type from an external keyboard or ...

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The onboard touchscreen.

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TouchPad features a calendar.

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TouchPad will include Beats Audio.

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You will be able to print wirelessly and surf with a beta of Adobe Flash Player 10.1.

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You can play movies or use it as an ereader. It will be compatible with Kindle ebooks.

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Play games like Armegedden Squadron II.

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Many apps such as these will be available in the redesigned App Catalogue.

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Touchstone technology lets you take information such as a website on your Pre - then tap the phone on the TouchPad and it will connect to the site.

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The TouchPad comes with a stand.

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Of course you can buy accessories such as a wireless keyboard.

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The Veer, one of the two new phones also announced today, is a scaled-down version of the Pixi, and is small enough to fit easily in the palm of a hand. It's being positioned as an alternative to what HP dubbed "jumbo phones."

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Facebook shown on HP's tiniest WebOS phone, the palm-size Veer.

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The Veer incorporates a slide-down keyboard, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, 8GB of storage, and an 800MHz Snapdragon processor.

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Similar to HP's other WebOS phones, the Veer can also function as a Wi-Fi hot spot to provide connectivity with other electronics.

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A close-up view of the Veer slide-down keyboard.

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A view of the back of the Veer shows the lens of the 5-megapixel camera with geotagging enabled.

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A side view of the Veer, which is about the size of a credit card, and no thicker than a deck of cards.

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The Pre 3 smartphone running HP WebOS boasts a 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor, a 3.6-inch WVGA display, a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, GPS, and Wi-Fi.

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The back of the Pre 3, with a soft black finish.

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A side view of the Pre 3.

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The Pre 3 shown next to its predecessor, the Pre 2.

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