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.
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