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HP shows off the petite size of the Veer 4G on the back of the New York Times

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HP shows off the petite size of the Veer 4G on the back of the New York Times
The HP Veer 4G has been plastered on the back of today's New York Times in a full-page ad by the handset's manufacturer. In a smart move by HP, the phone is pictured in its actual size which allows readers to see just how petite the credit card sized smartphone is.

The copy of the ad doesn't deal with the phone's middle of the road specs, concentrating instead on the device's main selling point as the smallest 4G smartphone in the nation. The HP Veer is currently on sale for $99.99 at AT&T with a signed 2-year contract and there is no doubt that HP spent a pretty penny on the advertisement hoping to whip up some interest in the model.

source: Precentral

HP shows off the petite size of the Veer 4G on the back of the New York Times

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posted on 23 May 2011, 18:03 1

1. Tristan (unregistered)


Hp is moving in the wrong direction.

posted on 23 May 2011, 18:18 1

2. rename42 (unregistered)


Wow ... what insight. Have you even scene one?

posted on 23 May 2011, 19:12 2

3. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


This Veer is way to much of a niche product due to it's size. I think it is brilliant to package a smaller device to all the 4" plus products out there. But this thing is so small, it is near unusable. Not sure if this was the best choice to kick off the new WebOS devices. What would have been wrong with the Pre 3, Touch pad, and say a 3.5" to 3.7" landscape slider or pure touchscreen to offer a smaller option to the Samsung Infuse and Droid X2?

Nothing against the Veer, but like Will Smith said in "Men In Black" about his first gun, the Screaming Cricket-
"..I think I am gonna break this thing!!!"

posted on 23 May 2011, 19:34 1

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


I think releasing the Veer now and waiting to release the Pre 3 is smart. It's a neat little device that peaks people's interest and once they hear good reviews about it, if it is too small or unusable for them, they will jump on the Pre 3 train and wait a few months for it to launch. I hope WebOS does well with these devices, it would be good to see another big dog in with all the iOS v. Android stuff. More options for O.S. will drive competition and all O.S. will work harder to gain or maintain and edge

posted on 23 May 2011, 20:19 1

5. ArmageddonX (Posts: 96; Member since: 11 May 2011)


HP/Palm told a blatant lie to it's customers about webOS 2.0 & Flash coming to Legacy Devices; to their most loyal customers who have stuck with you through the tough times. Me entire family will all be getting non-webOS devices come fall. I'll never buy another HP mobile product ever again.

posted on 23 May 2011, 20:24

6. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Try crying a little more... we'll call the wambulance for you.

posted on 24 May 2011, 02:35 1

10. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


It ain't whining if you own the phone. It's called experience, then. You are allowed to be irritated.

Now, people who cry about the system and have never have owned it- that's whining.

posted on 23 May 2011, 20:28 1

7. zaxkh121556 (unregistered)


1: Att not real 4G
2: Isn't the tiny thing the reason the first failed so bad?
3: everyone should thing about how this would look on a 4.3inch screen....some noobs only by phones because of the screen size....thats how you get more sales.

posted on 23 May 2011, 23:02

8. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


1st. There is no real 4G yet, 2nd Wrong, its was poorly advertised and OS was still premature 3rd we all have diff taste. I dislike gigantic evo sized phones.

posted on 23 May 2011, 23:40

9. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


no... u just like webos and wont admite the veer isnt its shinning moment.. i personally think webos wud be pretty sexy on a 4.3 inch pre with no keyboard

posted on 25 May 2011, 01:22

12. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I Agre, i do like web os. and 4.3 is too big. 3.7-4"in perfect. Keyboard is a turn off unless its landscape.

posted on 24 May 2011, 08:21 2

11. Gorilla (unregistered)


Saw this phone first hand on Saturday at Best Buy Mobile.

Key pad is too small and difficult to type
Does not have an SD slot

At first sight looks cool but not very functional phone, reminds me of the Kin 1 & 2

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