HP Veer is the teeny-tiny webOS phone for the young crowd
The phone is "about the size of a credit card", and has a Qualcomm 7230 Snapdragon processor, clocked at 800 MHz. It's the same one we have in the T-Mobile G2, folks, so this tiny phone shouldn't complain from lack of power, since the chipset is built with the 45nm technology. Whether the 2.6" display will provide bearable screen real estate though remains to be seen.
There is a a 5MP camera, plus all the goodies expected from a modern smartphone, like Wi-Fi, GPS, microUSB port, Bluetooth and audio jack. It will run on HSPA+ networks, like AT&T and T-Mobile.
The HP Veer has 8GB of built-in storage, and same memory as the Palm Pre 2, 512MB RAM. Look for the tiny webOS 2.2 phone in the Spring. Sadly, it was not specified on which network the bite-size HP Veer will appear, or how much it will cost.
1. Aaron B (unregistered) posted on 09 Feb 2011, 13:30 0 1
So it's a Palm Pre 2 with a smaller screen. Way to go HP/Palm!
2. DJLegacy2k5 posted on 09 Feb 2011, 13:39 0 1
The pre was too small to work on, this has to be horrible to try to navigate on!
3. Morgan Stacy (unregistered) posted on 09 Feb 2011, 13:44 1 2
Are you kidding me? Palm had an opportunity to blow us away today and all they did was release 2 phones that are pretty much the same. The Pre didn't do well so they are releasing the Pre 2, Pre 3, and Veer. All copies of the Pre just with different CPU speeds and screen sizes. Are you stupid Palm? Get over this one size fits all bullshit. Be more diverse and give people a choice instead of all these Pre copies. I really had faith in you guys Palm, but you blew it as far as phones go.
4. 9021378415 (unregistered) posted on 09 Feb 2011, 13:51 0 0
so if i dont want a portrait keyboard im sol palm? if i want a slide out keyboard or touch keyboard am i sol? the answer is yes. palm needs to have a wider selection of phones. all these phones all have the same form factor wtf palm. its gay and didnt sell for a reason. im sure i will get thumbs down but i dont care. its the sad truth. if palm wanted to appeal to more people they would do so by having more than one type of phone
6. cornerofthemoon posted on 09 Feb 2011, 14:00 1 0
I actually like it...I wish it were coming to Sprint but it seems to be a GSM-only device.
7. Jon21 (unregistered) posted on 09 Feb 2011, 14:21 0 0
this is stupid
10. Jeromeo posted on 09 Feb 2011, 15:06 0 1
BTW, this credit-card-sized-crap had better be free on contract or Palm (HP) is SOL...
11. Robert Kelly (unregistered) posted on 09 Feb 2011, 18:45 0 1
Well here is your iPhone nano but if it was actually made by apple it would be considered awesome but since its made by HP its just a piece of crap.
13. networkdood posted on 09 Feb 2011, 19:04 0 0
There is no iphone nano - ipod nano - yes - diff products - 4" plus screens are all the rage...esp for gamers...and old folks who have poor vision :-)
12. jared posted on 09 Feb 2011, 18:48 0 0
really disappointed with hp. should have kept palm name, it is the original smartphone. was looking forward to a remodeled pixi but instead they just shrink a pre and call it a day. switch it up a bit hp if you really want to succeed. was waiting to see these new phones to decide if i was going to buy the iphone. since none of these new phones are the least bit desirable, its the iphone for me. and getting rid of pixi plus.