Excerpt: The latest webOS smartphone, AT&T's HP Veer 4G is the size of a credit card but still has a physical keyboard and a touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, 8GB of storage capacity...[...]
Pros: Very small and light — you’ll hardly notice that it’s in your pocket, Easy to use operating system, Small but usable keyboard, Excellent PIM experience, Built-in PDF viewer and Quickoffice
Cons: Very small screen can be hard to use, especially when web browsing, Voice quality is acceptable, but not great, Poor battery life, Social networking experience somewhat lacking, Navigation experience hit or miss; sometimes the phone couldn’t pinpoint my location, Camera is adequate, but doesn’t h...
Excerpt: The Veer is ridiculously small. Almost Zoolander ridiculously small. When you first grip the thing in your hand and try out the keyboard, you think, “Oh man, this is never going to work.” But after a few initial typos, it’s actually not that bad at all.
Pros: Fantastically small form factor fits comfortably in almost any pocket. Magsafe-style charger — why isn’t this standard on all phones yet?
Cons: If the box didn’t say 4G on it, I never would have guessed. Palm’s app store has a woefully dismal selection — only the biggest names are there. The battery is non-removable.
Summary: The HP Veer 4G doesn't really offer anything that would tempt an iPhone or Android phone owner to buy this device. It's more like a messaging phone that can do a lot more. But even viewed in that light, the Veer 4G doesn't hit the mark.