HP Veer, the newest addition to the growing webOS family, will land in Europe, or at least Germany, in June, it has been confirmed.
Unveiled in February, the Veer looks set to become the first HP-branded webOS smartphone to arrive to market since the computer’s giant’s acquisition of Palm last summer, after O2 Germany revealed in an official tweet that it would be stocking the handset in June.
Customers living in Germany can visit O2’s website to register their interest for the handset to be notified as soon as it’s available.
The Veer was announced alongside the Pre 3 and the TouchPad, the first-ever webOS powered tablet, in HP’s Think Beyond event in the run-up to the Mobile World Congress.
It is by some margin the smallest of the devices. In fact, it is the smallest webOS phone yet, measuring just 54.5mm in width, 84.9mm in height and 15.1mm in thickness. Somehow it still manages to pack in a 4-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
It’s also home to a 2.6-inch touchscreen, five-megapixel snapper and 8GB of internal storage, plus the usual array of extras such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and A-GPS.
It’s obvious the Veer is being targeted at the teen demographic rather than being billed as a challenger to the iPhone. That responsibility will fall on the shoulders of the Pre 3, which so far has no release date but is widely expected to land before autumn.
Source: O2 Inside via Precentral