HP Announces Pre 3 and Veer Smartphones
Last Updated on Wednesday, 9 February 2011 03:35 Written by Adam Warren Wednesday, 9 February 2011 03:35
Today at their media event, HP announced two new smartphones, the Veer and the Pre 3. The Veer runs WebOS and will not be following the current trend that “bigger is better.” It has the classic pebble shape that we have come to love from the PalmPre’s, it will also contain a slide-out keyboard, 2.6inch, 320 x 400 pixel, capacitive touch-screen. It’s run by a 800MHz Snapdragon 7230 processor. Some of the features are HSPA+ radio, Wi-Fi b/g, 8GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 2.1 +ERD, mobile hotspot capabilities and a rear camera, that unfortunately does not have flash. The Veer will be available “this Spring.”
Read on after the break for the Pre 3.The Pre 3 follows the same shape and form of the other Pre’s we have seen in the past. It will have a 400 x 800 pixel, 3.6 inch capacitive touch-screen. It also contains a gesture area and the “largest QWERTY keyboard.” This bad boy will be powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 +ERD, 8 or 16GB of internal storage, mobile hotspot capabilities, a front-facing camera for video chat, and a 5 megapixel rear-mounted camera…with LED flash and HD recording capabilities. It will be available with either HSPA+ or CDMA radios sometime “this summer.”
Both phones are supposed to have 512MB of RAM, the same as the Pre 2.