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Pre 3 processor upgrade, becomes Verizon Droid Bionic competition

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.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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