HP TouchPad, Pre 3 and Veer leak ahead of official unveiling

HP TouchPad, Pre 3 and Veer leak ahead of official unveiling

HP's webOS-powered TouchPad tablet has leaked in a big way within hours of an official announcement.

The sneaky scamps at the appropriately named PreCentral were able to wangle their way into the event rehearsal and nab a good few juicy details. For starters, the TouchPad weighs in at 1.5 pounds and is just 13mm thick, exactly the measurements of the Apple iPad.

And if that wasn't enough, HP's own website in the US was been updated early to reveal not only the TouchPad, but the Pre 3 and another new face, the HP Veer too.

All three are listed as running webOS, and it looks like the platform has been split into three flavours – S, M and L. The Large edition is clearly destined for tablets, which most likely leaves Medium on the Pre 3, and Small on the Veer – hinting that the third device carries a relatively small form factor or basic spec.

HP moved quickly to remove the promo page, but not before Engadget had shared the news with the world.

Interestingly, Robert Scoble of Scobleizer fame revealed earlier: “But recently I got a look at the smartphone that HP will be announcing in an hour and a half. More on that later today.

“What is it? The smallest little phone I’ve ever seen. It’s like a large pebble in your hand. Smooth and really nice to hold.”

By process of elimination, surely that's the Veer?

The big event is set to kick off imminently – and we'll have the key details as soon as they're available.

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