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HP Pre 3 launches in UK for £299

HP Pre 3 launches in UK for £299

The HP Pre 3 is now on sale on the official European store at a price point that's sure to turn a few heads.

The Pre 3 is on offer for £299 on the Palm Eurostore. We’re not sure if this includes VAT as is also selling it for £300, which actually works out to £360 after you’ve paid the taxman. But either way, webOS fans in Europe will be pleased to know that the wait is finally over.

For the outlay, you’ll get a handset that sports a 3.6-inch capacitive touchscreen (a shade bigger than the iPhone 4), a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8x55 processor to keep things ticking over and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, which according to HP is the largest yet on a webOS phone.

Elsewhere, it’s home to a five-megapixel camera with LED flash, autofocus and HD video recording capabilities at 720p, a front-facing VGA for video calls and 8GB of on board storage.

The real highlight of the show, however, is the operating system - webOS 2.2. This features a unique multitasking interface that displays running applications like a stack of cards, which you can flick to easily switch between or terminate.

If you’re of mind to pick up the Pre 3 on contact, it’s available to pre-order on Orange and T-Mobile on plans starting at £20.42 a month.



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