HP on Wednesday entered the tablet market with its Touchpad that runs the latest version of webOS acquired last year when it bought Palm.

 

It has a 1024x768, 9.7" display and weighs about 725 grams.

The Touchpad will include e-reader software, and users will be able to transfer their Kindle books to the device. In addition, media giant Time will deliver versions of some of its most popular magazines for the TouchPad.

Tapping into its broad product offerings, HP has built in software for printing photos from the tablet. As announced earlier, WebOS will also be coming to HP printers, and the company also said it will bring the operating system to PCs.

The Touchpad comes with 16 or 32 gigs of storage  and has a dual core 1.2 ghz Snapdragon processor. The Wifi versions will be available this summer in the US and select markets worldwide with the 3G and 4G versions coming later.

The company also debuted two smartphones during the same event, the Veer and Pre3. The Veer is about the size of a credit card and has a slide out QWERTY keyboard and 2.6" 320x400 touch screen display. It has a 5 megapixel camera It will be available in early spring.

The Pre3 has a 3.6" 480x800 pixel display and 5-megapixel camera that shoots HD video with stabilization as well as a front facing camera for video calling.

Touching a compatible WebOS phone to the Touchpad can automatically fire up a browser on the phone and display the same Web page that's displayed on the tablet.

All the devices unveiled on Wednesday can be charged wirelessly using the TouchStone device, which now signals devices to display special content such as photos or a clock when they are being charged.