Apotheker indicated that the Palm Pre branding will be gone:
"The product line will get a new name and come under the HP brand, Mr Apotheker says; the days of Palm and Palm Pre seem to be numbered.
Then, on 14 March, we will get the big unveiling, Mr Apotheker's "secret answer" and "vision of what HP is capable of in the future... the starting point"."
I think we have seen the last of the Pre form factor in the Pre 3, and that their "one device every two months" will yield a 4"+ screen bar pjhone to compete with the Droid/HD2 smartphones as their next smartphone announcement; here's my logic:
Veer: its small, credit card size will defintely appeal to current dumbphone users who just can't ever see a phone being larger than the palm of thier hands, but would welcome all that additional functionality.
Pre 3: competitive against the iPhone and all moderate screen sized smartphones, with the additional benefits of dual cameras, fastest processor, and a truly usable physical keyboard, not to mention the WebOS experience.
The only thing missing, at this point, is that large screen smartphone device - and I speculate that this is an HP concept and will not be in any way, shape or form, a Pre in name or formfactor.
Just to add a little more - I'd not be surprised if HP introduced a landscape slider later this year, as well. The Sidekick had very good success a few years back.