HP Veer, likely to be the smallest smartphone you will be able to get your hands on in 2011, appears set to release next month.
The smurf-sized HP Veer with webOS 2.2 is expected to launch at a special event on May 2nd, reports PreCentral. The rumors comes from a reader who has received an invitation to the event that is likely a B2B thing.
However before you sulk it is important to note that later that month AT&T on May 12 we have AT&T who are hosting a webOS 3.0 developer webcast. With both the HP Veer and HP TouchPad yet to select a carrier on even firm release date, AT&T looks to be in the right position to snag one (if not both).
And in case you missed our hands on of the HP Veer earlier this year then keep on reading. As for the rest of your folks, kick back and enjoy your Sunday evening.
HP Veer with webOS 2.2 hands on
With its boxy, compact frame our first thought is this will feel just right to Palm Pixi and Pre form factor lovers. It also keeps the infamous mirror on the rear.
It’s minute 2.6-inch display is a far cry from the 4.3-inch displays popular Android and Windows Phone 7 devices pack, but with sharp colors and vivid graphics, it didn’t hurt the eyes (although felt a little cramped). Moving on the keyboard, there’s strong Palm influence all the way down to the rubber keys but with a little more spaced out.
HP Veer specs
When it comes to specs, the Palm Veer packs a 5-megapixel camera, 8GB on-board storage, HSPA+ support, Flash, Mobile Hostpot, 2nd-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and runs on webOS 2.1.1 (that’s what the device ‘About’ screen states).
The 5-megapixel camera handles low-light shots well, although at the event you would call a low-light situation the equivalent to journalists facing their backs to the spotlight. Speed wise, the webOS phone is quicker than its predecessors, with switching between apps ultra-fast and web browsing much more smoother.
Overall, the HP Veer is a great addition to the HP Palm line. However we can’t wait to get it back to our offices for a thorough testing.