HP Pre 3 Pre-order: Unpredictable Release Availability

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Back at the beginning of April we discussed that the HP Palm Pre 3 was an elusive device, but now new details has come to light regarding the HP Pre 3 pre-order. However, looking over on Amazon it seems that we have an unpredictable release availability, as they have a price but is currently out of stock.

We have to inform you that this is on the Amazon Germany website and has a price of €449.00, which is around $640. That price does include free shipping, and they do encourage you to place your order now. Maybe they feel that these handsets will sell like hotcakes – well big hotcakes that are too large to fit in your hand comfortable that is.

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If we look at the estimated shipping dates, then we can expect to see the HP Pre 3 land in the middle of June – maybe Apple should have launched the iPhone 4S/5 in the same month after all? We can still remember when the first Pre was launched; Palm called it the iPhone killer – funny how many other phone makers have said that.

For those who do not remember what specs the Pre 3 will be packing, we thought we would give you a little refresher. You will get a 3.6-inch screen, 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM and a 5-megapixel camera. Now there are three things wrong with this, the screen is not large enough, HP should have opted for a dual-core processor, and they should have squeezed a few more megapixels in.

Do you think that HP has got it all wrong with the Pre 3?

  • Anonymous

    You like to complain about everything, very few phones are releasing in
    dual core and most phones today are launching with a single core 1Ghz.
    If you know any thing about a processor you would know  its better to
    have a higher frequency than a low dual core, depending on the
    difference in frequency, if you want a smooth performance rather than just power. In simple terms its like having a muscle car
    or a sports car. The sports car rides really smooth and is very fast,
    but the muscle car will have the raw power that the sports car lacks.

    If you are looking for a smooth experience, which most phones users are,
    you want a high frequency. I don’t see anything wrong with the screen
    size, the screen is about average. In fact many of the large screen
    phones aren’t selling as many devices, ones you get to large you might
    as well go all the way to the tablet. I would like to have seen it a
    tiny bit large, but the size it is shipping with I wouldn’t consider a
    con.

    You shouldn’t have even bothered with this, you can tell from the
    beginning of your article that you don’t care for this device/OS at all.
    Tired of people writing articles when they are biased, have some one
    else who isn’t so you can actually post something constructive.

  • Anonymous

    HP is doing everything right so far including marketing.  They’ve signed on some of the most influential icons in the entertainment industry to help promote the best mobile operating system in the industry webOS.  This includes lady Gaga (pop music), Dr. Dre (hip hop, rap music), Manny Pacquiao (world boxing), etc.

    With HP the leading technology supplier in the world, and with their plans to release over 60 million devices using the new webOS technology from laptops, touchpads, notebooks, desktops, and mobile phones, I’d say HP will eventually have a strong foothold in the technology space.

    I can’t wait to move on to the next cool gadgets and buy the Palm Pre 3 and the HP TouchPad.  It’s gonna be awesome!

    (The Palm Pre didn’t kill the iPhone…it turned out that the Android phones were the real iPhone killers afterall)

  • http://twitter.com/thanatossassin freshly thanatossed

    Specs don’t mean anything if it phone handles itself well. Just go ask some android devices out there.

    We can only wait and see how it does

  • http://twitter.com/thanatossassin freshly thanatossed

    Specs don’t mean anything if it phone handles itself well. Just go ask some android devices out there.

    We can only wait and see how it does

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XOSHUC2VXLZ3LW7NH4OGOEFHSU AhmedN

    so if this reviewer had his/her way, then all phones would be large-screened dual core bricks?

    no thanks. diversity is good. if you want a bigger screen, move along. this size is literally perfect. my friends with android devices are always jealous of the size of my current pre. i do not want to carry a brick!

     if you want more crappy megapixels (really? 5mp should be enough for such a small lens, but then again i don’t suspect you know much about photosensors and lens resolution), move along as well.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XOSHUC2VXLZ3LW7NH4OGOEFHSU AhmedN

    so if this reviewer had his/her way, then all phones would be large-screened dual core bricks?

    no thanks. diversity is good. if you want a bigger screen, move along. this size is literally perfect. my friends with android devices are always jealous of the size of my current pre. i do not want to carry a brick!

     if you want more crappy megapixels (really? 5mp should be enough for such a small lens, but then again i don’t suspect you know much about photosensors and lens resolution), move along as well.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XOSHUC2VXLZ3LW7NH4OGOEFHSU AhmedN

    so if this reviewer had his/her way, then all phones would be large-screened dual core bricks?

    no thanks. diversity is good. if you want a bigger screen, move along. this size is literally perfect. my friends with android devices are always jealous of the size of my current pre. i do not want to carry a brick!

     if you want more crappy megapixels (really? 5mp should be enough for such a small lens, but then again i don’t suspect you know much about photosensors and lens resolution), move along as well.