HP shows off the petite size of the Veer 4G on the back of the New York Times
posted by Alan F. / May 23, 2011, 5:33 PM
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.
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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 May 23, 2011, 7:12 PM 2
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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 May 23, 2011, 7:34 PM 1
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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 May 23, 2011, 8:19 PM 1
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 May 23, 2011, 8:28 PM 1
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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 May 23, 2011, 11:02 PM 0
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