HP Pre 3 webOS Smartphone Appears To Been Delayed Until Fall

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The next smartphone running the webOS, the HP Pre 3, is apparently not going be released as early as originally expected. This will leave fans of this operating system waiting even longer for a handset with a large display and bigger keyboard.

When HP unveiled this handset back in February, the company said it would debut at some time in the summer. Now, however, an internal document has leaked out that indicates that the Pre 3 won’t be on the market until this fall. No reason for this change was given.

HP Pre3Verizon apparently is going to offer this smartphone, as the FCC approved a version of it for this carrier this spring. Which other wireless carriers will be picking it up is not yet known.

HP Pre 3 Preview
Many users of the first two Pre models asked for a display larger than 3.1 inches. HP clearly listened, as the third version is going to have a 3.6-inch touchscreen, and a slightly larger keyboard, too. It will have the same general design as its predecessors, though: a slider with a portrait-oriented keyboard.

On the inside will be a 1.4GHz processor, and the Pre 3 will have 512MB of RAM. Users will have a choice between versions with 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. This device is going to debut running webOS 2.1, the latest edition of this multi-tasking operating system that is bundled with a range of apps, including a powerful web browser, email app, and video player.

In addition to being a phone, the Pre 3 will include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS, plus it will be able to share its cellular connection with other devices over Wi-Fi. This smartphone is going to include two cameras, a typical rear-facing 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, as well as a front-facing camera with Skype support.

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