HP Pre 3 Coming to Europe This Month
Where, oh where, is HP’s Pre 3? The company revealed the smartphone all the way back in February. While the HP Veer has come to market since then, the Pre 3 remains elusive. Pre-orders have been open for the smartphone’s European launch, and though we last expected them to start shipping in mid-July, that did not come to pass. While we’re still not sure exactly when the Pre 3 will become available, at least we now have a windows more specific than “summer”, with an HP exec revealing the smartphone will make its retail debut in Europe this month.
Delays for the Pre 3 are nothing new; prior to all this, we were expecting the handset to launch in June. Now we have what looks like a definitive answer about the phone’s release, but that comment was directed at the European launch; what about the US? We’ve been on the lookout for the Pre 3 at both Verizon and AT&T without much success. At one point, a July 21 Verizon launch seemed possible, but fizzled. Armed with this latest news, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect the Pre 3 in the States for sometime around its European release, even if after a slight delay. If not in late August, then September looks like a possibility, even if it is shaping up to be a month full of high-profile smartphone releases.