AT&T could release the HP Veer as early as Monday, marking the world debut of this tiny webOS smartphones. Some of the press images of AT&T’s version have leaked out, showing the device in a white casing.
The Veer was officially unveiled in February, and HP said at that time it would be on the market this spring. Since then, the company has not given any additional details about which carriers are going to be offering it, or when. However, it did invite AT&T and Best Buy employees to the “HP Veer Launch Party Event”, which will be held on Monday, May 2 in Los Angeles. The implications of this are obvious.
In addition, a set of images showing the Veer connected to AT&T’s network have appeared online. These appear to be some of the official press pictures of this soon-to-be-released device.
HP Veer Preview
The HP Veer is going to be for those looking for an even smaller option than the currently-available HP Pre 2, or the upcoming Pre 3. 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 have 8 GB of internal storage, and 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 have a low cost when purchased with a contract.