We've been hearing reports that the HP Veer was "just around the corner," and now we know exactly when we'll finally be able to get our paws on the tiny webOS smartphone. AT&T just announced that they'll begin offering the HP Veer 4G will be launching on Sunday, May 15th, for $99.99 with a two-year contract. Confirming a previous leak, the Veer will be available in both black and white from AT&T and will feature a 2.6-inch 400x320 display, 800MHz Snapdragon processor, 5-megapixel camera, 8GB of internal storage, a 910mAh battery, and webOS 2.1.
Although the Veer's small size certainly won't appeal to everyone, that very aspect, along with it's low cost of entry, could attract quite a few folks upgrading from a dumbphone or feature phone to their very first smartphone. I don't know about you, but I'm just glad to finally see some brand new webOS hardware finally coming to market. So, anyone out there planning on picking up the HP Veer 4G later this month?
AT&T Goes Small With HP Veer 4G
Exclusive Smartphone for AT&T Customers Available May 15, Packs a Big Experience into a Powerfully Small Design
Dallas, Texas, May 04, 2011
The new HP Veer 4G*, the size of a credit card and no thicker than a deck of cards, will be the smallest full-featured HP webOS smartphone to date and AT&T’s** first to run the latest version of webOS software.
Perfect for feature phone or quick messaging phone users looking for all of the features and capabilities of a smartphone without compromising on size and style.
Exclusive in the U.S. for AT&T customers, HP Veer 4G is available in black and white.
HP Veer 4G will be available from AT&T at company-owned stores and online at http://www.att.com/ on May 15 and will cost $99.99 with a two-year contract.
AT&T is a pioneer in smartphones and devices, and expects to widen its portfolio in 2011. In January, AT&T committed to introducing 20 4G devices by the end of the year. Available exclusively to AT&T customers, HP Veer 4G will be one of several 4G devices offered in the first half of 2011.
With the HP Veer 4G, AT&T customers can have it all – 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, Veer offers an advanced browser and an incredibly fast processor for a fantastic web experience including Adobe Flash support, plus 8GB of internal user storage and a full keyboard that slides out for fast texting and email. Notifications instantly display messages, reminders, and Facebook® updates on a vivid 2.6-inch touchscreen, with instant messages, texts and pictures from the same person available all in one view.
HP Veer 4G comes 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 Wi-Fi-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 your fingertips in the redesigned webOS App Catalog - social networking, health and fitness, productivity, finance, games—you name it. With Veer, 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.
If you need a little help finding your way or locating cool things to do around you, Veer also boasts built-in GPS.
HP webOS 2.1
Tri-band UMTS: 850/1900/2100; HSDPA Cat 10/HSUPA Cat 6
800Mhz processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7230)
2.6-inch multitouch display screen with a vibrant 18-bit color, 320x400 resolution
Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard
Email and integrated IM, SMS and MMS
Facebook integration, YouTube
5-megapixel camera with extended depth of field, geotagging, and video capture
Stereo Bluetooth (2.1)
8GB internal storage(~6.1GB available)
910 mAh battery; up to 5.0 hours of talk time or up to 300 hours of standby time.
webOS WebKit browser with Flash support
HP Touchstone compatible (sold separately)
To learn more about the HP Veer 4G, visit www.att.com/mobilephones-news.