Summary: The HP Veer is a nice phone, but whether you'll like it or not depends almost entirely on what you're looking for in a handset. If you want a tiny, easy to use smartphone with a proper keypad, it's worth a look. If you want something with a bigger screen for internet use, however, or apps are high up your list, then the Veer isn't the handset for you.
Excerpt: If there's one word to describe the HP Veer, it's cute. Coming in at a surprisingly small size, the HP Veer is a cute, tiny smartphone -- a miniaturized Palm Pre. However, does the small size help or hurt the Veer in this competitive smartphone...
Conclusion: It’s great to see that the phone market is finally beginning to welcome odd-looking phones again. HP is brave to try something new, and we applaud the company’s courage, but the Veer is not a phone for everybody. Its tiny screen and keyboard will make it difficult to operate for those with large hands.
Pros: Small size is welcomed in a market of huge phones, Refreshing webOS interface, QWERTY keyboard is quite usable, Screen is more responsive than any Android device
Cons: Screen is too small for many users, Proprietary charge port, Audio jack requires a dongle, Poor camera with no autofocus, No microSD storage slot, Screen whittles down webOS app selection, Not a true 4G device
Conclusion: The Veer is a fascinating little proof-of-concept device and quite a marvelous example of what modern engineering prowess can cram into such a small form factor. It also an assuring sign that WebOS 2.x is finally moving forward after the stagnation seen throughout 2010. The problem with the Veer, however, is two-fold and ultimately more endemic with problems within HP/Palm and the WebOS ecosystem in general than it is the Veer's hardware shortcomings.
Excerpt: Announced back in February and recently launched in the U.S., the HP Veer /P160UNA smartphone will hit Europe anytime soon as well. At a size of a credit card and no thicker than a deck of cards, the Veer is the smallest HP webOS phone to date. Running HP's latest webOS 2.1 , the Veer is powered by a Qualcomm CPU at 800 MHz and supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 900/1900/2100 MHz, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, aGPS as well as the...