A Preview of the HP Veer
The tiny HP Veer promises to "fit in your pocket with room to spare", and measures in at no larger than a credit card with dimensions of 84 x 54.5 x 15.1 mm.
It may be small, but the teen-focused HP Veer still manages to pack a 2.6 inch 320 x 400 capacitive touchscreen, alongside a slide-out QWERTY keypad for speedy messaging. With webOS 2.2 onboard, the compact screen feature's HP's "Deck of Cards" multitasking display, and provides live updates straight from Facebook and Twitter.
Backed up by its 800MHz processor, the Veer also sports a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera capable of recording video, although lacks the front-facing snapper of its Pre 3 sibling. When you're not behind the camera, the HP Veer comes equipped with an integrated media player for viewing back movies, as well as Adobe Flash 10.1 support for streaming footage straight from the web. The handset also arrives with 8GB of internal storage, but sadly no room to expand.
Connectivity wise, HP's entry-level smartphone comes equipped with Bluetooth 2.1, HSDPA and WiFi speeds, ideal for accessing the web and sending emails. Also taking advantage of its 3G connectivity is its integrated GPS, offering on-the-go navigation.
The HP Veer will be hitting the UK in Q3 2011.
A full review will be published here once the phone has been released.
HP Veer News
The pint-sized HP Veer will be headed to Europe in two-months time, according to a Tweet from O2 Germany. Despite being pegged with a May 2011 release date, the German network Tweeted that the “HPÂ VeerÂ expectedÂ in JuneÂ atÂ # O2″. If our German translation is anything to go by, that is.Â O2 customers living in Germany can register their [...]
It may not be the most most-highlyÂ specced smartphone of 2011, but HP‘s latest pint-sized webOS slider, the HP Veer, looks set to hit Europe in May. Originally pegged with “Spring 2011″ availability, the all-new release date comes from O2 Germany, who Tweeted the good news. The numerical network said: “NextÂ #smartphone withÂ #webOS:Â #HP #Veer expected in May [...]
It looks like HP and Palm have scrapped the Pixi as its minature webOS smartphone, opting for the pint-sized HP Veer, which was announced at last night’s San Francisco conference. The handset was launched alongside the HP Pre 3 and the HP TouchPad, and certainly fulfils “Think Small” portion of HP’s “Think Small, Think Big, [...]
HP Veer Specifications
84mm x 55.4mm x 15.1mm
Full capacitive touch screen
Type: TFT LCD
Size: 2.6 inches
Resolution: 320 x 400
A-GPS with maps
Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed
Up to 5.76 Mbps upload speed
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack
Data: Standard microUSB
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
5.0 megapixel camera
Battery Capacity: 910 mAh
Talk Time: 300 minutes
Standby Time: 300 hours
Audio supported formats
Playback: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
Video supported formats
Playback: MP4, H.263, H.264