Introducing HP’s New Pre 3 Smartphone [Update]

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Update: Palm now has their official Pre 3 page up! Looks like 512MB of RAM is a go. Battery is 1230mAh (compared to 1150mAh on the Pre 2).



If you weren’t too impressed by the Pre 2 as the successor to the Pre Plus and original Pre, you’ll be excited to know that the new Palm Pre 3 ups the ante by offering a much larger 3.6″ WVGA (finally, a resolution and screen size bump!) screen with a larger QWERTY keyboard than the Pre 2. It’s powered by a beefy 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8×55 CPU. No word on RAM(we’re thinking the same as the Pre 2, so 512MB), and it will come in 8GB and 16GB configurations. It can also record HD videon and do video chat with a front-facing camera. Look for this hot puppy this summer. No announcements on pricing or carrier availability just yet.



While the Pre 3 looks to be a pretty impressive WebOS smartphone, we wish it would land sooner. By the time the summer comes around, the iPhone 5 will be available, plus some new hardware from the Android and Windows Phone 7 camp.



What do you think about the Pre 3?

Source: Engadget

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.