Previous leaks indicate that Verizon Wireless might be one of the carriers to offer the HP Pre 3. The FCC has strengthened this possibility as it has published the details of a new version of the Pre 3 with Verizon-friendly innards.
The device sports the HSTNH-F30CV model number and supports CDMA (850 / 1900 MHz), UMTS (900 / 2100 MHz), and GSM (850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 MHz bands. The "V" tagged on the end of the model moniker also hints that it's a world phone bound for Verizon Wireless.
A compact but powerful smartphone will be available for AT&T subcribers later this month. AT&T has announced that it will offer the new HP Veer 4G starting on May 15 for $99.99 on contract.
The HP Veer 4G runs on WebOS 2.1 and features a diminutive design that is "the size of a credit card and no thicker than a deck of cards." It sports a 2.6-inch multitouch display (320x400 resolution), a slide-out QWERTY keypad and a 5-megapixel camera.
It appears that two more smartphones may be heading for the AT&T line-up. FCC documents indicate that the Acer Iconia Smart and HP Pre 3 may make their debut as members of the AT&T smartphone line-up.
It appears that AT&T will offer HP's petite webOS smartphone. This rumor originated from an event invitation to a launch party for the HP Veer on May 2nd in California. Apparently, folks who sent in an affirmative RSVP for the event, received instructions via email to bring an ID badge or a business card from AT&T or Best Buy.
Do you think that the HP Veer can compete with the supersized smartphones on the market?
The HP Pre 3 did not have a clear carrier destination when it was introduced earlier this year. However, the folks at PreCentral have obtained an a new image of the Pre 3 showing the webOS smartphone running on Verizon’s CDMA network.
Verizon Wireless offered the first and second generation Pre to its customers so one might expect that the HP Pre 3 will follow its predecessors.
HP has started the revival of the webOS platform by introducing a couple of new smartphones and a tablet. The company has decided to abandon the Palm brand and chose to go with the HP label for these new webOS devices.
Check out the details on the HP Veer and HP Pre 3 smartphones after the break.
The next generation Palm Pre is now official. HP has announced that the new Palm Pre 2 will be available to Verizon Wireless subscribers "soon".
The new Palm Pre 2 looks largely the same as the original but it also comes with a few additions to its vertical slider design. The Pre 2 features a 3.1-inch HVGA multitouch glass display with 360 x 480 pixels and a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and video capture. This upcoming Verizon wireless phone runs on the heavily updated webOS 2.0 that offers support for Adobe Flash Player Mobile 10.1, Skype Mobile, and VPN access.
More info on the Palm Pre 2 for Verizon Wireless after the break:
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One of my good friends told me a story a few weeks ago: his sister just got an iPhone 4 as a replacement for her Samsung Blackjack. She was pumped. Her and her dad walked out of the Apple store with iPhone in tow, and they both parted ways once they returned home. Within a half hour, the father gets a call from the daughter. "I need a new phone," she says.
Thinking he has just been caught within a wrinkle in time, he politely reminds his daughter that she just got a new iPhone 4 (as he clutched his totem).
"No," she says, "the screen shattered."
This was launch day, mind you, so they--sorry, the father, not the daughter--had to wait in line for over an hour to get a replacement model. It turns out that the helicopter-windshield-grade-glass Apple used on the facade of the phone is strong enough to repel machine gun fire, but weak enough to be shattered by extreme tension and torsion. See, the windshield works because the glass isn't held in much tension. It's free to wiggle and wobble enough to dampen the force of the bullet. Apple glued the screen on so hard that the tension in the glass will cause it to shatter if dropped from more than a few feet.
And there lies the fallacy: to encase, or not to encase?