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HP unveils Pre 3 and Veer with WebOS

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Feb 2011 2:59 User comments (3)

HP unveils Pre 3 and Veer with WebOS HP, along with the TouchPad tablet, also unveiled two new WebOS-based smartphones today, the Pre 3 and the Veer (which will replace the Pixi).
The small Veer will have a 2.6-inch touchscreen display with 320x400 resolution, and includes a full slide-out QWERTY. The smartphone will run on an 800MHz Snapdragon processor, include a 5MP camera, built-in Flash, GPS, HSPA+, 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and 8GB storage.

Jon Rubenstein, head of HP's mobility group, says the Veer is "something that is powerful yet elegantly small."

Up next was the successor to the popular Pre (Plus) line, the Pre 3, which has a 3.6-inch touchscreen with 480x800 resolution.

The smartphone will run on a very powerful 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor, have 512MB DRAM, dual cameras with LED flash, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, an accelerometer, proximity, and light sensors, and a compass.

HP's Pre 3 will be available as an HSPA+ and EVDO Rev A world phone, and with 8GB or 16GB.

Each of the devices are Touchstone compatible for easy wireless charging.

No word on price or a set release date outside of "summer."

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3 user comments

110.2.2011 4:48

Too late on the Pre3 announcement. Was a loyal Palm fan for years, but after HP bought Palm and then wouldn't commit to supporting smartphones despite repeated requests for information, I switched to the iPhone 4, and sold off all my Palm items for pennies on the dollar (bad move, I guess). It would take a free phone (the Pre3), free touchstone, and free upgrade on all apps I had to get me to even consider switching back.

210.2.2011 14:47

Originally posted by formerPalmfan:
Too late on the Pre3 announcement. Was a loyal Palm fan for years, but after HP bought Palm and then wouldn't commit to supporting smartphones despite repeated requests for information, I switched to the iPhone 4, and sold off all my Palm items for pennies on the dollar (bad move, I guess). It would take a free phone (the Pre3), free touchstone, and free upgrade on all apps I had to get me to even consider switching back.
just sell the iphone(is always a tool looking for one)... FREE stuff!


311.2.2011 9:29

I still have a pre and love it. I will certainly be buying one of these for my wife and I as well as the iPad clone. WebOS is amazing and the linux kernal is super stable. Will this release validate the 1 billion dollars HP spent for webOS and palm, no. But it certainly can't hurt HP by having an amazing mobile OS supported by the likes of Adobe, Epic Games, Sprint, and Verizon.


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