HP Veer 4G Hands On Video, Unboxing

Here’s a first look at the HP Veer 4G, coming to AT&T on May 15th at a price of $99.99 (with a 2-year agreement). Our first impressions are as you’d expect, the Veer is surprisingly small. The keyboard is reminiscent of the Palm Pre Plus keyboard, but improved. It is smaller than the Pre keyboard, with the keys roughly the size of those found on the Pixi Plus. The magnetic latch is a welcome addition. No more USB doors to fiddle with and the latch attaches with ease. The back of the HP Veer is a hard plastic, slightly different from the Touchstone backing on the Pre.

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We haven’t spent much time yet with the Veer, but build quality appears to be pretty solid throughout. The sliding mechanism is very smooth and quiet. The HP Veer is the antithesis of today’s smartphones. In a crowded field of large screen devices, the HP Veer dares to move in the opposite direction, with it’s impossibly small stature. Thanks to it’s small size and support for lanyards, it could have wide appeal to those looking for wearable tech or those looking to avoid the bulk found in other larger phones. It’s not a word I use often, but the Veer is “cute”. I can say with certainty that we won’t see Veer commercials with F16’s bombing corn fields.

Stay tuned for our review in the coming week.

HP Veer 4G, Available on AT&T May 15th

Yes, the day is upon us. The first HP branded webOS device, the Veer 4G, will be available on AT&T starting on May 15th. The Veer will be available in both black and white. Priced at $99.99 (with a new 2-year agreement), the Veer is one of the smallest smartphones available.

Early reports are that despite the small size, the Veer 4G is a very powerful little phone. So are you jumping for the Veer or waiting for the upcoming Pre 3? That’s the question facing many Palm faithful coming May 15th.

via Palm Blog

No Sprint 4G webOS Device Coming This Year?

Clearwire (owned mostly by Sprint) just reported profits and normally you don’t get much information on new phones, but that’s not the case this time around. According to Reuters (via @saschasegan), “The company also promised to sell two high-speed phones by the end of the year with one device from Samsung Electronics and another from HTC Corp.” Now it’s entirely feasible that they felt comfortable pre-announcing these two phones and Palm could slip in a 4G phone this year, but we’re thinking that’s not likely.

Is 4G going to be a niche market this year or were you hoping, dreaming of a 4G webOS device? If the  C40 isn’t a 4G compatible device, then what exactly is this mysterious device?