AT&T will offer an incredibly small smartphone
that packs a lot of punch, and it will be available in just over a week. The
new HP Veer 4G is a smartphone that is the size of a
credit card and about as thick as a deck of cards. It weighs 3.63 ounces and
has a 2.6-inch multi-touch display screen, which features 18-bit color and
smartphone features HP webOS 2.1, an 800Mhz processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon
MSM7230), Tri-band UMTS (850/1900/2100; HSDPA Cat 10/HSUPA Cat 6), 8 GB
internal storage and a 910 mAh battery (5.0 hours of talk time and 300 hours of
standby). In addition, the Veer 4G has a 5-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth
2.1, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi/aGPS capability, and a webOS WebKit
browser with Flash support.
noted that thousands of apps are available in the webOS App Catalogue that
range from games and social networking to business and finance. Facebook and
YouTube integration as well as integrated email, IM, SMS and MMS comes
standard. The Veer 4G will also come preloaded with AT&T Navigator and
"Veer is introducing the
smartphone experience to a new generation of users," said
Stephane Maes, vice president of smartphone product management, Palm Global
Business Unit of HP. "Its unique combination of high-end webOS smartphone
features in a surprisingly compact package is just right for customers who want
to do more with less."
Veer 4G's release is just the beginning of AT&T's plan to introduce a total of 20 4G
devices in 2011. AT&T's 4G commitment is meant to broaden its portfolio in
The HP Veer
4G will be available on May 15 and will cost $99.99 with a two-year contract.
It will be sold exclusively to AT&T customers, who have the option to buy a
black or white Veer 4G.
large majority of our customers are choosing smartphones, but they don't all
want the same thing," said Michael Woodward, vice president, Mobile Device
Portfolio, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "HP Veer 4G gives us a
highly unique and feature-rich smartphone for customers who want something a