HP Pre 3 stars on The Following

HP Pre 3 stars on The Following
The last time we saw the HP Pre 3, it was being sold on eBay around the time that it was supposed to be selling at US.carriers. By the time the calendar reached the date of its expected U.S.launch, the model was canceled. The HP Pre 3 was the phone that was supposed to take the Pre into the modern world of larger screens and faster processors, a world that it missed while Android was setting the bar higher. The device had a 3.58 inch screen, which would be puny by today's standards. The WVGA resolution on the display left it with a pixel density of  261ppi, not bad for the time. A single-core 1.4GHz processor was under the hood and 512MB of RAM was on board with 8GB of native storage. The 5MP camera on back captured video at 720p and we shouldn't forget the .3MP front facing camera. A 1230mAh  battery helped keep the lights on.

What brings up the HP Pre 3 was its inclusion on the new Fox hit (at least that's what they call it on Fox) The Following. Now to be honest, we really haven't had much of a chance to see the show since we usually spend all day and night hunched over a hot keyboard, just for you. But if you're wondering why the show would use the Pre 3, we might have some answers. They probably are cheap to buy and it would seem that none of the big manufacturers were interested in shelling out for product placement. By using the HP Pre 3, a defunct and obsolete phone, the movie gets a cellphone that it needed for the scene and a current handset doesn't get tons of free publicity.

We should note though, that the HP Pre 3 joins the list of actors that are six degrees of separation, or closer, to Kevin Bacon. The one-time Footloose star (there's a name older than the Pre), is one of the stars of the new series.

source: Fox via webOSNation

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  • Display 3.6 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware , 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB,
  • Battery 1230 mAh
  • OS webOS 2.2



6. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i wish webOS will make a comeback with open webOS!

5. ZeroCide

Posts: 819; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Looks alot like the Pre 2. Which looks like alot of other phones. How can anyone tell it is the Pre 3

4. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

I see lots of shows that have phones, White Collar has all Blackberrys. Grimm everyone seems to have an iPhone. It's funny though when they'll take a phone and add a dumb screen to it, like when someone receives a new message alert it looks like they made it in MS paint style letters on an obvious blackberry. It's just funny looking when in reality that's not at all right!

3. troutsy

Posts: 384; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

I'm still holding hope that they will release this phone.

2. MartianMe unregistered

Razr v9 in red wine color was a beautiful fone.

1. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Must have been a tech prop clearance sale. I saw an old school Moto Razr on tv recently too. Just can't remember if it was on the Following, Person of Interest, Continuum, or some other show at the moment.

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