Well it seems as if HP has been a busy company sat at the drawing board drafting up ideas of where to go with their newly acquired webOS platform and Palm handsets.
The Pre3 – designed for professional and entertainment use, looks pretty similar to the previous versions of the Palm predecessors.
Improvements that Palm have make on the handset are a Qualcomm CPU which punches a steady 1.4GHz as well as built-in accelerometer and proximity sensor for an enhanced gaming experience.
The handset will be available pretty much all over the world come the summer and compatible both inside and outside of the EU as HP are making the it HSPA+ and EVDO compatible for bands.
Storage, the handset will have a choice of 8GB or 16GB (again, pretty much similar to the Pre2).
The handset will have both a front camera and rear 5-megapixel with LED flash and HD video recording camera.
The front facing camera will be compatible with video calling – could we see Skype?
A lot of people knew already that the Veer would be released by HP but what we were unsure of was the size of the handset.
According to sources which were at the press event of HP, the phone is no bigger than a credit card.
Unlike the Pre3, the Veer is going to be targeted at the everyday user due to the size of the handset, and don’t get me wrong it is small, but saying that, it does has some rather impressive specs.
When handsets of this size have been done before, you find that you win in one area – i.e. size and then the manufacture will skimp on another like the hardware.
HP have managed to cram an 800MHz Snapdragon 7300 processor (this has been found in the HTC Wildfire) and it will mean that for every-day users, this is perfect for them.
The handset has 8GB internal memory, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, HSPA+ and Wi-Fi b/g connectivitiy.
Overall, I think the Veer is going to be an easy sell due to the fact it’s so “dinky and cute” and just the design of it – you have a great platform on a great form factor, what more could you want.
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