HP Veer webOS Smartphone To Launch from AT&T in Early May

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When the wraps came off the HP Veer in February, HP said it would be on the market this spring. Now, a launch date has emerged in early May.

The Veer will be the smallest smartphone running the webOS, with a display that’s just 2.6 inches. Despite its minute size, it is still going to use the same general design as HP’s Pre series, a slider with a landscape-oriented keyboard.

HP VeerHP has not officially announced when this model is going to hit store shelves, but it has posted online the details of the “HP Veer Launch Party Event”, which will be held on Monday, May 2 in Los Angeles. The only ones who are allowed to attend this event are employees of AT&T and the national retailer Best Buy, making it clear which companies are going to be the first offering this diminutive device.

HP Veer Preview
The HP Veer is going to be for those looking for an even smaller option than the current HP Pre 2. It will have a 2.6-inch 320 x 400 pixel touchscreen, and will be about the size of a credit card: 3.3 by 2.2 by 0.6 inches (55mm by 84mm by 15mm) and 3.6 ounces (103 g).

The Veer will include 8 GB of internal storage, but won’t include a memory card slot. It also won’t have a 3.5mm headset jack, and will instead depend on a custom design that holds the headset on with magnets.

Like its larger siblings, this smartphone is going to offer 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. It will also offer GPS, function as a mobile hotspot, and include a 5 megapixel camera.

The price for the HP Veer is not yet known, but it will likely be an entry-level model.

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