Yesterday, HP sent a wave through the technology community by launching an all new Pre, the Pre 3 and a tablet called the Touchpad. What we didn’t report on at the time was the launch of a brand new phone that looks like the Pre, but sports a smaller form factor. It’s called the Veer.
Yup, it’s super pocket friendly. What you’re looking at is a 2.6-inch 320×400 resolution touchscreen with 18-bit color support. Hidden beneath it is a full slide out QWERTY keyboard. It support MS Exchange, has a 5 megapixel camera, speakerphone, accelerometer, ambient light and proximity sensor. There is WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and WiFi Hotspot mode. There is a-GPS, 8GB of storage and a 910 mAh battery that is said to provide up to 5 hours of talk time or 300 hours of standby time. Under the hood is the Qualcomm MSM7230 at 800Mhz, which is a bit slower than the Pre 3, but it’s a smaller, less powerful and cheaper phone, so we’ll take it. It measures 2.15″ x 3.31″ x .59″ (WxHxT) and weighs 3.63oz. Lastly, it supports quad band GSM (850/900/1800/1900) and HSDPA connectivity.
Like the Pre 3 it will launch with WebOS 2.2, at least that’s what we’re hearing, but we don’t know where, when (sometime this Spring) and how much it will cost when it launches later this year.