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AT&T announces credit card-sized HP Veer 4G webOS phone, shipping May 15

Today AT&T announced the new HP Veer 4G smartphone, calling it the smallest full-featured HP webOS smartphone to date. The description says the Veer is the size of a credit card with the thickness of a deck of playing cards and weighs just 3.63 ounces.

Key Specifications:

* HP webOS 2.1

* 3.63 ounces

* Tri-band UMTS: 850/1900/2100; HSDPA Cat 10/HSUPA Cat 6

* Quad-band GSM/EDGE

* 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

* Wi-Fi/aGPS capable

* 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)

HP Veer will be preloaded with several popular apps including mobile hotspot (tethered data plan required) and AT&T Navigator, a GPS-enabled navigation service. Thousands of additional apps are available in the redesigned webOS App Catalog. Apps purchased on the phone are added to the user's monthly bill. The Veer includes app multitasking and users are able to keep multiple apps open while switching back and forth between them.

The HP Veer 4G will be available from AT&T at company-owned stores and online at www.att.com on May 15 and will cost $99.99 with a two-year contract. It will be available in black and white.

Posted by Gadget Guy at 2:21:21 pm on May 04, 2011

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