The Super Small HP Veer 4G Goes on Sale May 15th
HP last year acquired what was left of Palm for an exuberant amount of change. Since the takeover HP, for the most part has kept pretty quiet about their future plans in the mobile sector. Back in February however, HP announced three new devices. The HP Touch Pad is a 9.7 inch webOS tablet that packs some excellent specs and is highly anticipated at this point. Also during this announcement HP let the Palm Pre 3 cat out of the bag, leaving us all to wonder when. The third device on the list of ‘new stuff’ from HP is the super small Veer, and the Veer now has a release day.
The Veer is a vertical sliding QWERTY packing teeny tiny little device that is about as tall and wide as your credit card, minus the super high interest rates. Good news for the paradigm shifting Veer, its coming to At&t on May 15th and will only cost about $100 bucks on a new two year contract. Even cooler, the HP Veer will be made available in black or white, assuming there’s no manufacturing problems. The new Veer has a 2.6 inch touch screen with a 320×400 pixel resolution, amazingly the dimensions of the Veer are small – “a little bundle of joy” as HP puts it. The HP Veer uses webOS 2.1 and runs on an 800 MHz Snapdragon processor. A vertical slide design exposes a full QWERTY keyboard. The Veer has a 5 mega pixel camera and 8 GB of internal storage and all the other goodies you should expect, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n as well as TouchStone compatibility. All of this and a bit more is packed into a frame that is the about the length and width of a banking card and a thickness that is a bit shy of an average deck of cards. The new HP Veer also packs 4G capabilities, supposedly. Throughout the At&t press release you can see asterisk pretty much every time 4G is mentioned. This asterisk will lead you to the bottom of the document as they normally do and disclaim its 4G capabilities by saying “4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. Available in limited areas. Availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment. Requires 4G device and compatible voice and data plans. Learn more at att.com/network”.
So are you interested in the HP Veer 4G via At&t? The HP Veer if ‘pitched’ to the right segment could do very well. I mean anything that runs web OS has to be a pretty good phone no? Let us know what you think of the new Palm – whoops the HP Veer 4G.HSPA+, WebOS, Palm, Veer 4G, AT&T