Unshipped AT&T and Verizon HP Pre 3 show up on eBay along with AT&T TouchPad 4G

Unshipped AT&T and Verizon HP Pre 3 show up on eBay along with AT&T TouchPad 4G
Apparently, the HP Pre 3 was going to be made available at both Verizon and AT&T before HP stopped producing webOS hardware. While HP is not selling the device in the U.S., someone has put the phones up on eBay. The only model that we can say was sold on the auction site was one that came in a box with the Verizon logo. The Verizon variant of the HP Pre 3, went for $750. Interestingly enough, it turned out to be a "World Phone" with both CDMA and GSM radios aboard. And while a few AT&T branded models were listed for as high as $659.00, those listings, along with one seeking $899.99 for an AT&T branded HP TouchPad 4G, appear to have been removed without even one bid for the devices on the site.

This might be a good time to point out the dangers of bidding on a HP Pre 3 on eBay. Because the phone is available in France, as we reported, some models are being sold with an AZERTY keyboard. These units are unlocked and are allegedly compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile's pipelines in the States. We noticed some listings for a QWERTY keyboard equipped unit that said on the bottom of the listing that the phone actually had an AZERTY styled keyboard. Be careful!

source: eBay, webOSRoundup via electronista


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3 Comments

1. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Have I metioned how much of a painful waste this whole HP/WeBOS thing was? I was so excited for the future of this OS when they bought them. Now that I have had a Pre Plus, I would have been high on these devices and would have considered them even with a poor app selection. Painful waste.

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I am surprised HP hasn't unloaded their inventory of Pre3 devices like they are doing with the tablets. It is not as if the Pre3 wasn't being produced.

3. Mooooo

Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

Yea they should unload them at a really fair price. Get them into the hands of people who want them. What is the point of not now doing this.

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