Conclusion: 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.
Pros: The HP Veer follows in the footsteps of the HP Pre, with a touchscreen display, pebble-like design and a sliding QWERTY keypad. It's a seriously small handset, however, with a 2.4-inch touchscreen, and it makes a refreshing change from large smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S II. As with the larger Pre, the keys on the HP Veer get a rubber finish, and it's both comfortable and easy to type accurately if you have small fingers. Unfortunately, although the Veer is gr...
Cons: The HP Veer features a 5-megapixel camera, in keeping with plenty of its rivals. Quality is poor, however, and we were disappointed with the photographs it took. The size of the Veer will be a bigger issue for most people, however, as it's simply too small for those with larger hands and fingers.
Summary: The HP Veer 4G looks cute and packs in a good amount of features for the price and size, but ultimately the smartphone's compact design hinders usability and limits its appeal.
Pros: The HP Veer 4G has a cute, compact design. WebOS continues to shine in areas such as multitasking and universal search.
Cons: The Veer 4G's tiny screen makes even the simplest tasks difficult. The smartphone uses a proprietary connector and requires a separate adapter if you want to use headphones. AT&T's "4G" data speeds are slow.
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
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. At 3.25 inches long, the Veer is tiny, stealthy and unassuming. It’s so small, it’ll even fit in the coin pocket of your jeans.
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. While the design is remarkably small and pocket-friendly, the screen is tough to read in portrait mode, and you have to attach an awkward accessory just to plug in headphones.
Pros: Very small and light, Well-designed keyboard, Time-saving Just Type feature, Loud speaker
Cons: Headphone jack requires accessory, Screen too small, Slow "4G" speeds, Poor video camera