HP to Release New Pre3 Phone

Posted by at 12:15 pm on February 9, 2011

Along with announcements of the new Veer smartphone and HP TouchPad.  HP also announced the versatile HP Pre3 smartphone.Pre3 is one of the products HP announced today to introduce a unique experience for customers around connected mobility. It’s one of the building blocks in HP’s vision to seamlessly connect all your worlds through the power of HP webOS.

“In the suite of webOS products we’re introducing today, Pre3 is our premier phone, designed for the speed of business,” said Jon Rubinstein, senior vice president and general manager, Palm Global Business Unit, HP. “It enables professionals to accomplish more of their important workday tasks while easily keeping their fingers on the pulse of their personal lives.”

Balanced for Speed and Serious Fun

Pre3 is the ideal smartphone for multitasking professionals who rely on advanced messaging and voice capabilities to stay connected. With a slim design and high-capacity battery the phone’s fast performance and large, high-resolution display accentuate the unique webOS experience for both professional and personal use.

The portrait layout enables readability for email, attachments and web, and the new vertical slide-out keyboard – the widest and largest keyboard on any webOS phone to date – helps ensure quick and comfortable error-free typing. It’s ideal for heavy email and messaging needs, web browsing, enjoying multimedia and for staying in touch with business and social circles.


The HP Pre3 smartphone is scheduled to be available in the summer. Exact pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.

  • HP webOS
  • High-speed connectivity
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8x55 1.4-GHz processor
  • 3.58-inch multitouch screen with a vibrant, 24-bit color, 480 x 800 resolution display
  • Gesture area, which enables simple, intuitive gestures for navigation
  • Redesigned vertical slide-out QWERTY keyboard with backlight
  • 8 or 16 gigabytes (GB) of internal storage
  • High-performance browser with full access to the web, including support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta for access to Flash-based web content
  • Wireless connectivity:  Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication
    Integrated GPS (and A-GPS)
  • Bluetooth wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support
  • Wi-Fi router functionality for up to five devices using HP mobile hotspot
  • Multimedia options, including music, photos, video recording and playback, a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack
  • Rear-facing autofocus camera with flash, HD camcorder (capable up to 720p video recording)
  • Front-facing VGA fixed-focus camera for live video calling
  • Email, including EAS (for access to corporate Microsoft Exchange servers) and personal email support (Google Gmail push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP)
  • Robust messaging support (combining IM, SMS and MMS capabilities)
  • Proximity sensor, light sensor, accelerometer and compass
  • Removable, rechargeable 1,230 mAh battery
  • USB mass storage mode to transfer media and other files quickly between desktop and device
  • Ringer switch, which easily silences the ringer with one touch
  • Compatible with HP Touchstone (sold separately)
  • Dimensions: 111 mm x 64 mm x 16 mm (4.37 inches x 2.52 inches x .63 inches)
  • Weight: 156 grams (5.5 ounces)

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