Note: On August 18, 2011, HP announced that they are discontinuing all webOS hardware.
Web OS Phones
HP Veer 4GOne of the smallest smartphones on the planet, the diminutive Veer weighs just 3.6 ounces and will fit in a tiny jeans pocket. It looks like a miniature Palm Pre Plus and does all the same things the Pre does too. Though usability suffers when you shrink a phone this much, the Veer could appeal to those upgrading from features phones and those who despise behemoth smartphones. The Veer 4G runs webOS 2.12 on an 800MHz CPU and it has 4G HSPA. Other goodies include WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, a GPS and 5 megapixel camera.
Palm Pixi PlusThe third time around is a charm, and the Pixi Plus on AT&T is the best Pixi yet from Palm. It's features are identical to the Pixi Plus on Verizon, but it's a bit more responsive thanks to Palm's continued tweaks and improvements. The Pixi Plus is a great starter smartphone that's fun and easy to use, yet powerful. And if you're upgrading from a Palm Centro or an older Windows Mobile QWERTY bar phone it's worth a good look too. Features include a capacitive multi-touch display, an excellent web browser with pinch zoom, WiFi, Bluetooth, a GPS and 8 gigs of storage.
Palm Pre Plus The third time around, the Palm Pre is really hitting its stride. The Pre Plus on AT&T, like the Verizon version, features 16 gigs of storage and double the RAM of the Pre on Sprint. With a 3.1" capacitive multi-touch display, a fresh yet maturing webOS, full multi-tasking and a growing app catalog, this Palm breathes life into AT&T's ailing smartphone touch screen line. Other features include an improved slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a GPS that works with Google Maps and AT&T Navigator, 3G HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth and a solid camera that can shoot VGA video. Well worth a look if the iPhone doesn't float your boat. Heck, it's worth a look even if it does.
Palm Pixi PlusPalm's second webOS smartphone is available now on Verizon as well as Sprint. The Pixi Plus at first glance looks like a reborn Palm Centro with it's QWERTY bar design and tiny rubbery keys. But it runs the thoroughly modern webOS and features a capacitive multi-touch display just like its big brother the Palm Pre. The Pixi Plus costs less than the Pre but it has some good specs including a 600MHz CPU, a GPS, EV-DO Rev. A and 8 gigs of flash storage. It has WiFi, unlike the Sprint version, and it offers the same great cloud syncing to Exchange, Facebook and Google as the Pre.
Palm PixiPalm's second webOS smartphone is available now on Sprint. The Pixi at first glance looks like a reborn Palm Centro with it's QWERTY bar design and tiny rubbery keys. But it runs the thoroughly modern webOS and features a capacitive multi-touch display just like its big brother the Palm Pre. The Pixi costs less than the Pre but it has some good specs including a 600MHz CPU, a GPS, EV-DO Rev. A and 8 gigs of flash storage. It comes with Sprint TV, Sprint Navigation and the rest of Sprint's services and it offers the same great cloud syncing to Exchange, Facebook and Google as the Pre. But is it worth saving $50 to get the Pixi instead of the Pre? Read our review to find out.
Palm PrePalm's back, and in a big way with the Palm Pre, their first Web OS phone. The Pre has all the design queues of an iPhone challenger with its capacitive touch screen, super-fun user interface and iPod masquerading feature for iTunes syncing. Happily, the Pre is up to the job and is as fresh, easy to use and fraught with possibility as was the iPhone when it came out. The Pre is currently exclusive to Sprint in the US, and it features EVDO Rev. A for fast data, a GPS, 3 megapixel camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, email with MS Exchange support, Sprint TV, Sprint Navigation and more.
Palm Pre PlusThe Pre comes to Verizon as the "Plus" version with 16 gigs of storage vs. the Sprint version's 8 gigs. Otherwise, they're largely the same. The Pre Plus has a 3.1" capacitive touch screen, super-fun user interface and iPod masquerading feature for iTunes syncing. The Pre is features EVDO Rev. A for fast data, a GPS, 3 megapixel camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, email with MS Exchange support, VZ Navigator, a YouTube player, Google Maps and more.
HP webOS Tablets
HP TouchPadThe first webOS tablet features a 9.7" IPS touchscreen running at 1024 x 768 and webOS 3.0. It has a dual core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon CPU with a gig of RAM and 16 or 32 gigs of storage. A very user-friendly tablet that's fun to use. It has a capable web browser with Adobe Flash, a solid email client and Synergy for account integration.
OS Smartphone Models
Palm Centro (AT&T) The Centro is back, this time for AT&T Wireless. We reviewed the Centro on Sprint's network last Fall and now AT&T is offering the GSM version for the same low $99. This makes the Centro the most affordable touch screen PDA phone on AT&T's network, and like Sprint, they're hoping that first time smartphone buyers will be attracted by the price and hop looks. The Centro runs Palm OS and it has a QWERTY keyboard that's ready for texting and email, including push email. It has a 320 x 320 color display, Bluetooth, a 312MHz processor and a microSD card slot.
Palm Centro (Sprint)Palm and Sprint are trying to start a quiet revolution: the first PDA phone with a touch screen to launch at $99. The Centro can handle most tasks its big brother the Treo 755p can, but it's slimmed down and more plastic-y (we aren't complaining about the slimming). The QWERTY keyboard is miniscule yet surprisingly usable and the 320 x 320 2.2" display is easy to read. This Palm OS device has EVDO for fast data, Bluetooth and a 1.3MP phone. It targets first time smartphone buyers, so there's no GPS, WiFi-- just a strong core of basics including strong PIM apps, an HTML web browser, email and MS Office doc support. Not bad for the price.
Palm Treo Pro for Sprint The Treo Pro has finally made it to a US carrier: Sprint. This Windows Mobile 6.1 touch screen phone is the first to come with Internet Explorer Mobile 6 with Flash Lite support. It features a front-facing QWERTY keyboard, 320 x 320 pixel display, a 528MHz CPU and 512 megs of flash storage. The Treo Pro has WiFi, Bluetooth with A2DP support and EVDO Rev. A for fast data over Sprint's network. It's got a good GPS and Sprint Navigation to keep you on the right track and a 2 megapixel camera.
Treo 800w It's been almost 2 years since the Treo 700wx came out on Sprint, and now we have its thoroughly modern replacement: the Treo 800w. This is the first Treo to sport the big four: GPS WiFi, EVDO Rev. A and Bluetooth. Looking like an old school Treo mixed with a dash of Centro, the 5 ounce 800w has come down in size while maintaining that excellent Palm keyboard. This Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional phone has a 320 x 320 display, a 2 megapixel camera, microSD card slot and a 333MHz processor with plenty of memory behind it.
Palm Treo 750The latest Windows Mobile Treo Pocket PC Phone gets a lot of love from us. Palm has done more than warm over a Treo 700: this GSM Cingular phone went on a diet, lost the external antenna and gained an improved camera and Bluetooth. Palm's customizations of Windows Mobile and the front-facing QWERTY keyboard make the Treo 750 a breeze to use one-handed. The 300MHz processor, ample RAM and ATI graphics accelerator keep it humming along nicely and 3G plus AKU 3.2 keep the emails flowing in nicely.
Palm Treo 680The "affordable" Treo sells for $199 through Cingular and $399 unlocked for use with any GSM carrier direct from Palm. The Treo 680 sports a sleeker, antenna-less design but inside closely resembles the Treo 650. It's a quad band GSM phone with full Palm PDA features. It has EDGE for data, an SD expansion slot, VGA camera and Bluetooth 1.2 with better range than the Treo 650.
Palm Treo 700wx Though Verizon had an eight month exclusive on the first Windows Mobile Treo, Sprint makes it worth the wait by doubling memory (much needed) and including both DUN and push email support out of the box. The Treo 700wx runs Windows Mobile 5.1 on a 312MHz processor with 64 megs of RAM and 60 megs of available flash ROM. It has Bluetooth, a 1.3 megapixel camera and EVDO (Sprint's Power Vision) for fast data. Well worth a serious look if you've been hankering for a Windows Mobile Treo.
Treo 755pThe Palm OS Treo from Sprint gets a makeover. Sporting the Treo 680 and Treo 750's new design, the smaller, curvier Treo 755p is a welcome update to the Treo 700p. The improvements are more than skin deep with stronger Bluetooth, improved voice quality and better pictures from the 1.3 megapixel camera. The Treo 755p runs Palm OS 5 (Garnet) and is a CDMA phone with EVDO for Sprint. It has a 320 x 320 pixel display, Bluetooth 1.2. MiniSD card slot and a higher capacity battery than the Treo 680 and 750.
Palm Treo 700pThis update to the super-popular Treo 650 is currently available from Sprint and Verizon in the US. It has an integrated QWERTY thumb keyboard, 320 x 320 display, EVDO for high speed data, 60 megs of available memory and a responsive 312MHz Intel XScale processor. It's got a 1.3MP camera, Bluetooth and the usual great Treo usability.
650The most popular
Palm OS smartphone just got better. The Treo 650 adds a slew
of improvements to the very popular Treo 600. It offers a
fast XScale processor, Bluetooth, a gorgeous 320 x 320 transflective
color display and great phone ergonomics. Let's not forget
that handy thumb keyboard, a sharper camera and Sprint's
fast data service. The device in both CDMA and GSM versions in
the US. Currently offered by Sprint, Cingular / AT&T
and Verizon Wireless in the US. An unlocked GSM version is also available
for use with any GSM carrier. Editor's Choice 2005