AT&T unsurprisingly cancels orders for Pre3
We never got official confirmation that AT&T was going to be a carrier of choice for the HP Pre3, and it looks like we never will. The chaps over at webOSroundup got their hands on an email allegedly sent through the higher ups at AT&T, literally calling for the cancellation of the Pre3 device launch and all associated bulk orders and packaging. Can’t say we blame them.
From the timing and wording of the email, it sounds like AT&T found out about HP's plans to drop webOS device development exactly how we did too, which is absolutely ridiculous. It’s a good thing HP’s getting out of the hardware business, because the way they’ve handled this whole mess should turn off any warm and fuzzies any carriers may have had about them.
It’s possible the Pre3 could still launch on Verizon, but we’d say that’s equally unlikely with the future of the platform entirely up in the air right now. And that makes us sad, because the Pre3 was a phone we were definitely looking forward to getting our hands on.