HP has entered the smartphone and tablet fray, launching its own iPad alternative as well as two phones based on the technology it acquired with Palm last year.

The new TouchPad is based on HP's own WebOS operating system. The company plans to use its channel and resources to build an eco-system for the operating system to rival Apple and Android.
WebOS will also be incorporated into printers and some PCs.
The two new Palm smartphones include the Veer, a phone the size of a credit card as well as the larger Pre3, with a 3,6-inch screen.
HP has also signed partnerships with DreamWorks, Time and Amazo for content.
It says there are about 6 500 apps available for WebOS devices so far.