Back in February HP officially announced the HP Veer, this small smartphone is a more affordable option to the HP Pre 3, however it still boasts some pretty impressive specs and should do well when it hits AT&T as a mid-end device.
It measures in at just 54.5mm x 84.0mm x 15.1mm and weighs a measly 103 grams, however inside you have an 800MHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM, a 5 megapixel camera, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and GPS. The 2.6-inch 320 x 400 pixel display is a little disappointing, however we have to remember that this will probably be a sub-$100 handset when purchased as part of a contract.
According to PreCentral the HP Veer will become available from AT&T on May 2nd, however this has not been officially confirmed by either AT&T or HP, therefore don’t take this rumor too seriously just yet.
By releasing a cheap webOS-based smartphone HP may well start to see developers taking the App Catalog more seriously, this could really be what the platform needs and could raise the profile of the OS which will be great news for the HP TouchPad and HP Pre 3. Remember what the iPod done for Apple?
When we hear of an official price and release date we will keep you posted, will you buy a cheaper mid-end device this year rather than one of the expensive high-end smartphones?
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