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AT&T, Verizon lurking between the lines of HP's Pre 3, TouchPad pages

by Phil Nickinson Wed, 09 Feb 2011 5:46 pm EST

The Pre 3 was announced this morning (check out our hands-on!) and said to be coming in two flavors HSPA+ and EVDO Rev. A. That narrows it down to the four major U.S. carriers, of course -- Sprint and Verizon on the CDMA side, and T-Mobile and AT&T on GSM. Not much of a help.

Let's face it -- we'd be mighty surprised to see that T-Mobile and Palm had made up, so scratch it off the list. As for the CDMA carrier? According to the source code of the Pre 3 page, looks like we'll be talking about a launch on Verizon (and notice how AT&T appears to be confirmed there as well). And a Verzion mention is pretty interesting in its own right, seeing as how the Pre 2 will finally be on sale on Verizon tomorrow.

By the way, the Pre 3's not alone here -- the code appears on the TouchPad page as well, but not on the Veer. And there's no mention of Sprint -- yet.

But as long as we're stirring the pot, let us hope beyond hope that the Pre 3 (and/or TouchPad) doesn't get renamed to something like "Pre 3 4G" if and when it hits AT&T, which has been strutting around its newfound "4G" network and slapping the label on anything that'll stand still long enough. [PreCentral forums]

 

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