Pre 3 processor upgrade, becomes Verizon Droid Bionic competition

By Posted 18 Jul 2011, 19:05

While the majority of Verizon customers are patiently awaiting the release of the highly anticipated 4G LTE-capable Motorola Droid Bionic, one handset which is quietly progressing under the radar is the Hp Pre 3 which is also due for release on Verizon soon.

For those of you who are intent of getting one, we have some fantastic news for you, as we’re hearing news that HP has swapped the single-core processor featured in the Pre 3 to a brand new dual-core, a move which is sure to make many consumers think twice about what handset they want to pick up during the Summer.

Originally, the Pre 3 was set to be shipped with a 1.4GHz Scorpion CPU processor, but details over at BGR has revealed that the device may end up with a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor instead, which is obviously great news for those who were planning to get one.

Just for a refresh, other specs of the device include a 3.58-inch multitouch screen, a 5MP camera with LED flash and 720p video recording and also a separate VGA camera on the front of the device for video chats. On the memory front, users will be able to make use of 512MB of RAM and a choice of either 8GB or 16GB internal memory.

Additional information reveals that the Pre 3 is set for a July release on Verizon, meaning that it could land in the next few days on Big Red. With this in mind, it will be interesting to see just how many consumers are thinking about getting the Pre 3, even more so now that it could be upgraded with a dual-core processor.

Is the Pre 3 now an attractive proposition on Verizon or is the Droid Bionic still the handset that is miles in front on Verizon in terms of consumer demand. We have read an awful lot of comments from you saying that you’ll be switching your focus to another handset if Verizon doesn’t hurry up and release official details for the handset after months of delay.

While the addition of a dual-core is good, we still don’t think it will turn many heads. The deciding factor will ultimately be whether you like using a different operating system or not, as webOS certainly offers a different experience to Android. Having said that, there are a lot of webOS fans out there, so this news about a possible processor upgrade is going to be very pleasing indeed for some of you.

  • http://twitter.com/BrianB13 BrianB13

    The HP Pre 3 is no competition for the Bionic.  The specs alone tell you that.  Just look at that cute LITTLE screen.  Smaller than an iPhone.  Besides, I wouldn’t want to buy a HP phone anyway.  I will stick to the companies that have been making them for quite a while.