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HP Pre3 now expected to ship in August, at least in Europe

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HP Pre3 now expected to ship in August, at least in Europe
The HP Veer 4G and HP TouchPad have already been out for a while now, but there is still that particular webOS family member that the fans of the platform are eagerly expecting, namely the HP Pre3. Fortunately, rumors have suggested that the Pre3 is not that far from hitting the market, at least in some countries, and today, we have come across another hint pointing in that direction.

The UK HP Palm website has been updated with some new information regarding the release of the Pre3, which is now expected to ship at some point this month. However, the Devil hides in the fine print – a disclaimer clarifies that the smartphone's estimated launch timeframe is still “a subject to confirmation.”

Perhaps, HP is simply waiting for the right time to launch the Pre3 and wants to make sure that the App Catalog has plenty of software tailored to run on the device. Or could there be another reason that we have yet to find out about preventing the smartphone from launching in a timely manner?

Whatever the case may be, those of you who wish to pre-order an HP Pre3 can do so right now and be among the first who will get their hands on the webOS-powered smartphone. As for the Pre3's arrival to the US, it still seems like we will most likely have to wait until later this fall. Until then, we will probably get plenty of Pre3 video previews to tease ourselves with.

source: Palm via PreCentral Forums

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posted on 05 Aug 2011, 06:50 1

1. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


I would be posting from a pre3 IF I COULD!

The "right time" has come and gone. Last nov we got this device flashed at us. In feb we were told in EARLY summer. Now? Maybe by fall. Not to mention the promised 2.0 update for the pre plus which never materilized.

Now, not only will I not wait, I will never purchase ANY hp product again. My new cannon printer can attest.

Total shame too. I have had every single os over the years
including windows 6.1 on my Htc Touch Diamond... And webos kills them all. My 70 year old non tech Mom loves her pre2 mostly for the ease of use & multitasking.

I thought hp buying palm would be a good thing.

nope.

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 09:26

3. snowgator (Posts: 3188; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


HP is sure full steam ahead on tablets, though. This is nuts. I love about half my Pre plus- the software half. The hardware gets a little more sloppy every day. I was pumped to get a gander at a larger, more supported HP Pre. Doesn't look like I will get to either. Hope they do get WeBOS to a Samsung or LG in the next year which will at least try to do right by it on smartphones.

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 10:11 1

4. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


No doubt it is hard to overcome the hardware. My pre ( when I had sprint ) needed a warrenty; on my third pre plus from vzw. Touchstone inductive stand only way battery is usable.

Worst part? The pre2 is monumentally better hardware. Just no one knows because the pre3 was promised before the pre2 was for sale. I was moving mom onto family plan & she wanted pre only. Shrug.

So annoying to see os updates for tablets. Hp actually announced the 2.0 update for the plus...and then nothing.

Total honesty... If the pre3 beats the sgsII to the market. I would still give it a look.

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 11:14

6. snowgator (Posts: 3188; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I actually believe you on the Pre 2. HP puts out dependable hardware. They haven't been #1 in PC's, laptops, and notebooks due to putting out crap. That is why I was excited. Was willing to fall on my sword as far as apps went to get another WeBOS device with a usable keyboard, brighter more responsive screen and better reception. Stupid HP. Do hope the Pre 3 is a success in the markets it is released. Will encourage HP to give a little more love to the potential cash cow they now own...

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 07:13

2. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Have you tried samsung bada os ?
That is a really good OS.
If you have not tried it yet, i reccomend you to buy one of the Samsung Wave phones with bada.

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 10:32

5. beatlesfan (Posts: 150; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


WebOS would have a fighting chance with this phone if they launched it on Verizon with LTE IMO.

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 10:17

7. GeckoHA559 (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


There they go again, they keep delaying the release. If only they could have come up with at least 2 more smartphones in this year with slab/candybar form factor they would have a chance of competing in the market, but no all hope hinges on the pre 3 and its smaller counterpart veer.
Other manufacturers have already introduced small smartphones.
WebOS is good but the HP and delays make this a fail even before launch.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 12:18

8. TrollingMotor (unregistered)


After two failed Pres they are still going with the same design?

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