Review: HP Veer 4G
HP's developers have been hard at work integrating Facebook into the webOS platform. Most of the integration comes with the Synergy contact management application. It will import all your Facebook contact info even if you don't have the Facebook application installed.
Speaking of which, it isn't, by default; you need to find it in the App Catalog. The same goes for Twitter and most other social networking applications/services.
The Facebook and Twitter apps I found in the app catalog were decent, but not nearly as fully featured as what's available to the iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 7 platforms. They work, to be sure, but aren't are refined as what's available on competing phones.
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Phone Scoop goes hands-on with the new HP Veer and Pre 3 smartphones. These fresh webOS handsets pack more of a punch than their predecessors did.
Feb 9, 2011
Today HP announced the Veer, a webOS smartphone with a full side-out QWERTY keyboard, 2.6-inch screen, gesture area, HSPA+, Wi-Fi mobile hotspot, and a 5-megapixel camera. Under the hood is an 800 MHz Snapdragon processor and 8 GB of storage memory.
May 4, 2011
AT&T today announced that it will offer the HP Veer 4G starting on May 15. The Veer is the smallest webOS smartphone from HP (Palm) to date, touted as being the size of a credit card and no thicker than a deck of cards.
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Jun 1, 2011
Speaking today at the AllThingsD conference, HP CEO Leo Apetheker said that the company is open to licensing webOS, which it acquired when it purchased Palm in July 2010. Apotheker said, "WebOS will also be adopted by many partners who provide services to small and medium businesses.