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French-keyed Veer spied in Germany, AZERTY keyboard confounds the QWERTZ crowd

by Derek Kessler Mon, 18 Apr 2011 9:49 am EDT

We joked that when HP said their mini-smartphone the Veer would be released like the Palm Pre 2, that that would mean SFR in France would be the only ones to get the phone for a long while. And while it’s looking like that blessedly won’t be the case this time around, don’t think for a second that Palm’s favorite French carrier is going to miss out on new webOS action.

Spotted at the re: publica XI conference for bloggers and social media types in Germany was the HP Veer, with a keyboard arranged in the wacky French AZERTY layout. Alongside this Veer destined to view streetside cafés, the Eiffel Tower, and baskets full of baguettes was its bigger brother, the HP Pre 3, which practically dwarfed the little phone. And no, we don’t know why HP brought an AZERTY phone to show off to the QWERTZ German crowd. They like tiny things too – they’re the country behind the Smart car and VW Beetle, after all.

Source: Engadget German; Thanks to Rot for the tip!

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