AT&T today announced that it will launch the HP Veer on May 15. Unveiled by HP back in February, the HP Veer 4G - as AT&T is going to call it - will give users access to the web, apps, social networks and more, all in one powerfully small design. For those who value size, pocketability and style, Veer offers a refreshing alternative to the larger smartphone devices that are currently in the market, without compromising on functionality. Powered by HP webOS 2.1 and a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7230 CPU at 800 MHz, AT&T's HP Veer 4G supports triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 850/1900/2100 MHz, WiFi b/g Bluetooth 2.1 and aGPS.
Furthermore, the Veer comes with a 5 megapixel main camera on the back with extended depth of field, geotagging and video capture capabilities.
The HP Veer offers an advanced browser and an incredibly fast processor for a fantastic web experience including Adobe Flash support, 8 GB of internal user storage and a full keyboard that slides out for fast texting and E-Mail. Notifications instantly display messages, reminders, and Facebook updates on the devices vivid 2.6" 320 x 400 pixel touchscreen, with instant messages, texts and pictures from the same person available all in one view. The HP Veer 4G is said to come preloaded with several popular apps including mobile hotspot and AT&T Navigator. The mobile hotspot functionality allows users to share wireless internet connectivity with up to five WiFi-enabled devices while AT&T Navigator a GPS-enabled navigation service, is designed to provide you with clear and precise audible and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, including full-color moving maps, using GPS directly from your wireless phone.
In addition, thousands of apps are available at the user's fingertips in the redesigned webOS App Catalog - social networking, health and fitness, productivity, finance, games, etc. That's to webOS's mulitasking capabilities, customers are able to keep multiple apps open at once and easily switch back and forth between them. Purchasing apps is now even easier with the addition of carrier billing. Customers can now buy apps on their phone and have it added to their monthly bill with just a tap.
On a 24 month contract, the HP Veer, which AT&T will offer in both - black and white versions - will be available for US$ 99.99.
Cheers ~ Arne