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AT&T Veer 4G available May 15th for $99 on contract

by Dieter Bohn Wed, 04 May 2011 10:02 am EDT

AT&T and HP have just announced the Veer 4G will be available on May 15th for $99 with a two-year contract. It will be available in both black and white variations onilne and in AT&T stores. Running webOS, the Veer 4G will also fully support flash and have 8gb of internal storage. For those of you holding out hope for a T-Mobile version or even a CDMA version, AT&T notes that the Veer will be an exclusive.

In our hands-on with the Veer, we found it to be about as fast and powerful as the Pre 2 - which is to say that it's probably the most powerful smartphone in a package this small - the "size of a credit card and no thicker than a deck of cards," as the press release after the break notes.

Interested in learning more about the Veer? Here's everything we learned about the Veer last February. We expect that HP will be putting some serious marketing muscle behind the little device, with the tagline "Small is the new big" and a general focus on the fact that while other manufacturers are releasing larger and larger phones, the Veer offers similar power in a small package:

“A large majority of our customers are choosing smartphones but they don’t all want the same thing,” said Michael Woodward, vice president, Mobile Device Portfolio, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “HP Veer 4G gives us a highly unique and feature-rich smartphone for customers who want something a ‘little’ different.”

The Specs on the Veer 4G haven't changed since it was announced: it has a 2.6" touchscreen with 320x400 resolution, a 800MHz processor that performs better than you might expect since it's the latest-generation Qualcomm MSM7230, 8 gigs of storage, a 5mp camera, a 910mAh battery (non-removable) good for 5 hours of talk time, Quad-band EDGE and Tri-Band HSDPA+ and HSUPA Cat 6 (upload speeds max at about 5.76Mb/s) on AT&T's network, and weighs a mere 3.63 ounces. The Veer 4G also can be charged via Touchstone or via its custom, magnetic charging adapter, which doubles as a headphone adapter. Fortunately, it supports WiFi and Bluetooth, so Bluetooth headphones for the Veer are likely going to be a hot commodity.

Finally, the HP Palm blog notes that the Veer 4G will support carrier billing in the App Catalog, so consumers can choose to pay for apps by having them added to their monthly AT&T bill.

Full Press release after the break.

Source: AT&T; HP Palm Blog

AT&T Goes Small With HP Veer 4G

Exclusive Smartphone for AT&T Customers Available May 15, Packs a Big Experience into a Powerfully Small Design

Dallas, Texas, May 04, 2011

Key Facts

The new HP Veer 4G*, the size of a credit card and no thicker than a deck of cards, will be the smallest full-featured HP webOS smartphone to date and AT&T’s** first to run the latest version of webOS software.

Perfect for feature phone or quick messaging phone users looking for all of the features and capabilities of a smartphone without compromising on size and style.

Exclusive in the U.S. for AT&T customers, HP Veer 4G is available in black and white.

HP Veer 4G will be available from AT&T at company-owned stores and online at http://www.att.com/ on May 15 and will cost $99.99 with a two-year contract.

4G Portfolio

 

AT&T is a pioneer in smartphones and devices, and expects to widen its portfolio in 2011. In January, AT&T committed to introducing 20 4G devices by the end of the year. Available exclusively to AT&T customers, HP Veer 4G will be one of several 4G devices offered in the first half of 2011.

 

Customer Benefits

 

With the HP Veer 4G, AT&T customers can have it all – access to the web, apps, social networks and more, all in one powerfully small design. For those who value size, pocketability and style, Veer offers a refreshing alternative to the larger smartphone devices that are currently in the market, without compromising on functionality.

 

Powered by HP webOS, Veer offers an advanced browser and an incredibly fast processor for a fantastic web experience including Adobe Flash support, plus 8GB of internal user storage and a full keyboard that slides out for fast texting and email. Notifications instantly display messages, reminders, and Facebook® updates on a vivid 2.6-inch touchscreen, with instant messages, texts and pictures from the same person available all in one view.

 

HP Veer 4G comes preloaded with several popular apps including mobile hotspot and AT&T Navigator. The mobile hotspot functionality*** allows users to share wireless internet connectivity with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices while AT&T Navigator**** a GPS-enabled navigation service, is designed to provide you with clear and precise audible and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, including full-color moving maps, using GPS directly from your wireless phone.

 

In addition, thousands of apps are available at your fingertips in the redesigned webOS App Catalog - social networking, health and fitness, productivity, finance, games—you name it. With Veer, customers are able to keep multiple apps open at once and easily switch back and forth between them. Purchasing apps is now even easier with the addition of carrier billing. Customers can now buy apps on their phone and have it added to their monthly bill with just a tap.

 

If you need a little help finding your way or locating cool things to do around you, Veer also boasts built-in GPS.

 

Key Specifications

 

HP webOS 2.1

3.63 ounces

Tri-band UMTS: 850/1900/2100; HSDPA Cat 10/HSUPA Cat 6

Quad-band GSM/EDGE

800Mhz processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7230)

2.6-inch multitouch display screen with a vibrant 18-bit color, 320x400 resolution

Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard

Email and integrated IM, SMS and MMS

Facebook integration, YouTube

Wi-Fi/aGPS capable

5-megapixel camera with extended depth of field, geotagging, and video capture

Stereo Bluetooth (2.1)

8GB internal storage(~6.1GB available)

910 mAh battery; up to 5.0 hours of talk time or up to 300 hours of standby time.

webOS WebKit browser with Flash support

HP Touchstone compatible (sold separately)

To learn more about the HP Veer 4G, visit www.att.com/mobilephones-news.

 

Quotes

“A large majority of our customers are choosing smartphones but they don’t all want the same thing,” said Michael Woodward, vice president, Mobile Device Portfolio, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “HP Veer 4G gives us a highly unique and feature-rich smartphone for customers who want something a ‘little’ different.”

 

“Veer is introducing the smartphone experience to a new generation of users,” said Stephane Maes, vice president of smartphone product management, Palm Global Business Unit, HP. “Its unique combination of high-end webOS smartphone features in a surprisingly compact package is just right for customers who want to do more with less.”

 

*4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. Available in limited areas. Availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment. Requires 4G device and compatible voice and data plans. Learn more at att.com/network

 

**AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

 

***Mobile Hotspot Requires a DataPro 4GB plan. Devices connected to your Mobile Hotspot use data from your DataPro 4GB plan. Overage charges apply if the included monthly data allowance is exceeded. Performance may vary depending on the number of devices connected and other factors. If you do not use a password, others will be able to use your Mobile Hotspot connection

 

****Navigator requires a separate subscription

 

Limited-time offer. Requires 2 year agmt., $36 activation fee, eligible voice and smartphone data plan. Early termination fee of up to $325. Smartphone Data Plan Requirement: Smartphones require a DataPlus (200MB) or DataPro (2GB) plan. If you exceed your initial data allowance, you will automatically be charged an additional $10 for each additional 1GB provided on DataPro or an additional $15 for each additional 200MB provided on DataPlus. All data allowances, including overages, must be used in the billing period in which the allowance is provided or they will be forfeited. For more details on Data Plans, go to att.com/dataplans. Sales tax calculated based on price of unactivated equipment Other conditions apply. For complete terms, see att.com/wirelessterms.

ted equipment Other conditions apply. For complete terms, see att.com/wirelessterms.

 

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