HP Veer: Multitasking Beast

By Posted 10 Feb 2011, 00:12

Today was the HP / Palm event, which we reported earlier. That event is now over and we were right about the unveiling of a few handsets and a tablet device. The announcements included the TouchPad tablet, Palm Pre 3 and the Veer. This little fella might not be getting all the attention, but what if we were to tell you that this was a multitasking beast?

We were shocked to learn that this handset will only have webOS 2.2, but that does not stop it from performing multitasking jobs at remarkable speeds. However, Engadget fears that people might be put off with its form factor, as it looks a little like the Kin from Microsoft – we all knew how that went.

You can see from the video that we have embedded for you below how you can swap from one app to another in rapid succession; Engadget was shocked that there was no hint of a delay of any kind. Now I have an iPhone 4, and I can say that things were very fast from out the box, so we all know that things slow in time and we are certain that the HP Veer will be no exception.

This is the smallest webOS device to date, but do not let its 3.25-inches high size fool you, as it still hides a full QWERTY keyboard. The processor is not going to light benchtest up, as it is only an 800MHz Snapdragon CPU. This is why we were so surprised at how fast the Veer was at performing multitasking. For a complete list of all the specs then visit ZDNET, they also inform us that the HP Veer will not be release until the spring.

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