Conclusion: I mentioned at the beginning that product launches generally seem to be top down, rather than bottom up. Launch the flagship first, get the enthusiasts excited, then release mainstream and lite versions to cater to flesh out options for everyone else.
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.
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: Pinoys will love this phone not only because it is endorsed by the Pacman, but because the Veer is inconspicuous during a daily commute and doesn’t scream “I have a smartphone!” to everyone.
Pros: webOS, and features like Synergy and Just Type, True multi-tasking, hardware keyboard
Cons: Few apps available for webOS, Small keyboard takes getting used to, Magnetic connector is easy to lose
Excerpt: After months of waiting, new webOS hardware is available on a nationwide carrier. That said, it's TINY! Aaron reviews the HP Veer 4G , and despite its size, it's no slouch. Sporting an 800 MHz processor, it offers a 2.6-inch display, 5-megapixel camera, webOS 2.1, and a full QWERTY keyboard that's...
Excerpt: Though the hardware clearly appeals to a niche market, webOS is back on a carrier. Aaron takes an in-depth look at the HP Veer 4G , one of AT&T's newest smartphones. Powered by an 800 MHz processor, the Veer has a 2.6-inch display, 5-megapixel camera, full QWERTY keyboard, and HSPA+ connectivity...
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.
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.
Excerpt: Unlike the previous Palm and HP Pre and Pixi device updates, HP's new HP Veer is a brand new and totally different webOS smartphone from HP's former Palm division. Running webOS 2.1 , the HP Veer is a kind of different smartphone to all the other smartphones available today.