Palm’s Pre series phones were one of the most popular and much talked about mobile phones we saw in the past . And with Palm’s merger with HP everybody has been extremely curious as to how the new Web OS device would look like? Well we finally have our answer as HP has launched Veer.
It picks up the reigns right where Palm Pixie left off and has a wonderful hardware design especially for those who do not want the very much in trend 4+ inch display smartphones. The OS as usual seems extremely slick and the multi tasking as usual is from another Galaxy. Don’t let the smaller form factor fool you into thinking that Veer has missed out on heavier technical specs.
As the technical specs written below show, this phone is still a beast. The phone is running HP WebOS 2.1.1 which is a slight enhancement on WebOS 2.1 which was running on Palm Pre 2. The browser supports Flash 10.1 so that is another added feature alongside numerous others. It sports a 5 megapixel camera too which is neat and the slide out keyboard is usual Palm standards that is, it’s totally amazing.
Veer is available for $99 with AT&T with a two-year service agreement.
- Operating system HP webOS
- Network specs HSDPA Cat 10/HSUPA Cat 6
Quad-band GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900
- Display 2.6-inch multitouch screen with a vibrant 18-bit color, 320×400 resolution
- Keyboard Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard
- Email Microsoft® Exchange email with Microsoft
Direct Push Technology
POP3/IMAP (Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail™, AOL, Hotmail®, etc.)
- Messaging Integrated IM, SMS, and MMS
- Digital camera 5-megapixel camera with extended depth of field, geotagging, and video capture
- Media formats supported Audio formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
Video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
- Wireless connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication; Bluetooth® wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support; Wi- functionality for up to five devices using HP mobile hotspot.
- Dimensions 103 grams (3.63 ounces)
- Weight 103 grams (3.63 ounces)
So how do you think will the Veer stack against the modern big touch screen phones? Is there even a place for it in the market? Do let us know.