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HP Veer 4G Coming to AT&T on May 15th

by Sean P. Aune | May 4, 2011May 4, 2011 10:34 am PDT

Veer 4GWe haven’t heard too much about the HP Veer since it was originally announced at an event back on Feb. 9th.  While it was promised for a spring release, there hadn’t been another word on it until now, and at some point HP decided to also add a white version to the mix.  Apparently white is the new black when it comes to gadgets?

The new phone, the first to be released with webOS since HP purchased Palm will go on sale through AT&T on May15th for $99 on the usual two-year contract.  If you’re holding out for another carrier to pick up the phone that’s “the size of a credit card and no thicker than a deck of cards” at another carrier, we’re sorry to inform you that this will indeed be exclusive to AT&T.

Unfortunately there was no additional word in the press release about the Pre 3 or TouchPad, but seeing as the Veer is on schedule, hopefully so are those products.

HP Veer Tech Specs

  • 2.6-inch multitouch screen with a vibrant, 18-bit color, 320 x 400 resolution display
  • Dimensions: 54.5 mm x 84.0 mm x 15.1 mm (2.1 inches x 3.3 inches x 0.6 inches)
  • Weight: 103 grams (3.6 ounces)
  • Gesture area, which enables simple, intuitive gestures for navigation
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7230 800-MHz processor
  • Full slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • HSPA+ support
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • aGPS
  • Wi-Fi router functionality for up to five devices using HP mobile hotspot
  • 5-megapixel camera with extended depth of field, geotagging, and video capture
  • 8GB internal storage(~6.1GB available)
  • Proximity sensor, light sensor and accelerometer
  • USB mass storage mode to transfer your media and other files quickly between desktop and device
  • Tri-band UMTS, quad-band GSM/EDGE world phone
  • 910 mAh battery; up to 5.0 hours of talk time or up to 300 hours of standby time

What do you think?  Do you have any interest in the Veer?

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...