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The HP Pre 3 is expected to release sometime in September 2011. Its sporting a 3.6-inch display with a WVGA 480 x 800 resolution. The Pre 3 is packing a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255T processor coupled with 512 MB of RAM and 16 MB of ROM. It features two cameras, one front-facing VGA camera for video chat and a five-megapixel camera on back with LED flash and autofocus. Other features of the Pre 3 include a slide out portrait style physical QWERTY keyboard and HP webOS 2.2. Read on for the latest Pre 3 news reviews and videos:

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    Last week, we were doing some jawing on the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, debating the merits and pitfalls of the Surface RT. While we've done that on almost every episode of the Weekly since the release of Microsoft's first home-sourced tablet PC, we got more in-depth than usual on last week's episode and I encourage you to check it out. One of the topics we chewed over was that of the Surface RT's actual usability. I remarked that the Surface had so far proven to me more of a novelty than a productivity-enhancer. Despite my feeling that it is indeed a device from the future, I've recently ...

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    The last half-a-year has been a very uncertain time for users of webOS devices. Optimism for the Pre 3 was quickly derailed by HP's announcement of its intent to cease further production of webOS hardware. That started-off a very tense time for users who had invested in the platform, but as the year wrapped-up, we learned of HP's plans to make the platform open source, giving us hope that there may still be life for it, yet. Throughout all of this, HP has tried to stand-by its existing user base and show what support it could through the release of system updates. We heard a little about ...

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    $1.2 billion was the amount HP spent on acquiring Palm, together with webOS, back in April 2010 and allegedly it's the same amount the company asked for when it tried to sell before killing webOS and turning it open source. According to Paul Mercer, former senior director of software at Palm, there was little hope for webOS from the very beginning. "Palm was ahead of its time in trying to build a phone software platform using Web technology, and we just weren't able to execute such an ambitious and breakthrough design", he added, before saying that "perhaps it never could have been ...

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    Despite what HP has done to webOS in the past month, those of you out there rocking an HP Pre3 will be lucky to find out that there is an update rolling out to your devices over-the-air. The new webOS 2.2.4 refresh weighs anywhere between 29MB to 9MB, depending on whether your phone is on AT&T, Verizon or in Europe. So what's in the package? A "variety of software improvements", as described by HP themselves, meaning the refresh will likely fix a couple of issues users were having; it's a general bugfix release but nonetheless welcome. Source: webOS Nation

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    The HP Pre 3 is the best (and perhaps last) webOS smartphone to ever go on sale. It has a fast 1.4GHz single-core Qualcomm CPU with 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage space, a 1230mAh battery, plus a 5MP camera on back with LED flash. Overall the design of the Pre 3 seems dated, and the specs certainly are not up to par with what can be find in high end Android hardware. It's a shame that over six months have passed between the announcement and the release of the Pre 3; had that window have been smaller, the Pre 3 would be met with warmer reception. The smartphone is taller than the Pre 2 in ...

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    After HP's move to abandon webOS, it is just normal to fear that current phones will be left without support but the manufacturer is proving it wrong as we speak. The recently available HP Pre 3, which we unboxed, has received an over-the-air update. The system refresh bumps version numbers of webOS to 2.2.0 build 3171 but other than that, it's not quite certain what exactly has been changed. According to reports, the built-in help is working and there appear to be some improvements to the e-mail section. If you've got the update and installed, let us know what changes or improvements ...

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    While not slated for official release in the US, the HP Pre 3 is still on sale (and prices are getting lower each day), even after HP's announcement that they'd no longer be selling webOS hardware. That said, the Pre 3 represents the best in terms of webOS hardware, which is an exciting prospect. It packs a WVGA 3.6" display, a single-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, 512MB of RAM, and a rear-facing 5MP camera with flash. It's running on webOS 2.2, and HP promises future updates to keep Pre 3 owners happy. This particular model, which you can buy from Clove for £269 or $445, has ...

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    It's hardly surprising that, following HP's news last week that it would discontinue manufacturing webOS hardware, plenty of folks started reacting like rats on a sinking ship; we just saw retailers over the weekend price down TouchPad tablets to the point where they were practically giving them away. While there's a good chance we'll never see another webOS smartphone or tablet, there's still some future left for the platform, with the company announcing its intent to continue supporting webOS smartphones with software updates, to give the Pre 3 a limited release, and to bring the ...

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    HP's never had it easy when it comes to webOS, purchased when it acquired Palm last year. Both Palm's earlier webOS devices, and those since released by HP, have struggled to find their niche in a heavily-saturated smartphone marketplace. Lately, though, things have been looking a little up, with the Pre 3 quietly launching in Europe, and a recent poll showing customer tablet preference for the TouchPad as second only to the iPad. Whatever momentum may have been building is now shot, with the company revealing today that it plans to cease development of webOS tablets and smartphones. The ...

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    Today's news from HP marks what looks like the end of an era, with the company deciding to throw in the towel on webOS-based smartphones. The platform has only been around for about a couple years, starting with rumors of something called "Nova" that Palm was working on. We got a proper name for the project with Palm announcing webOS and the Palm Pre at CES 2009. By summer, Palm had launched the original Pre QWERTY slider. The Pixi gave users an option with a non-slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Early 2010 brought news of upgrades to the Palm and Pixi, both getting Plus designations as part of a ...

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    Ever since HP acquired Palm, the company has been struggling to make webOS smartphones work; will the Pre 3 finally be the device to capture the public's eye? We should find out shortly, thanks to the phone unexpectedly launching in Europe. Earlier this week we saw the European Pre 3 made available for pre-order, and were expecting it to be another couple weeks before the handset actually started shipping out to customers. Since then, though, HP has updated its online store to reflect that the smartphone is presently available, shipping in 1-2 days. Retail partners have also started ...

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    Well if it wasn't enough to find the HP Pre 3 finally making the news again yesterday as it popped up on the Orange UK Support site, this time there's more. We've come across some interesting news where we find HP Germany offering an unlocked version of the Pre 3 for pre-order, and this could finally mean the wait is over. Surely we've had a lot of manufacturers promise release dates and then they end up being unable to deliver, but we'll actually wait for this rumor this one last time. The only sad part of this whole report is that all pre-orders for the Pre 3 will take from two to three ...

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    Its been so long since HP Announced their future Pre 3, that I bet people already think it was launched and nobody cared. After the TouchPad and Veer flopped, it could've seemed obvious, but as it stands, it's still delayed, and possibly destined to make its initial debut in the UK. The Orange UK support site was recently updated to show some love for the device, so as long as they don't end up pulling the page, we can bet it'll be launched some time this month. The device is currently being offered under the already know specs that include 512MB of RAM, the options for 8 to 16GB of ...

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    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 ...

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    A few days ago Brandon postulated that HP's Web OS would die unless they license WebOS and let third party manufacturers begin making devices based on the OS, much like Google does with Android. The Pre3 is just around the corner and should be sporting a higher resolution screen, faster processor, and all around improvements. Brandon feels the "problem" with WebOS is that it is being made by one company who is also making one smartphone at a time -- with new hardware coming out every six or more months. That's all true. Android and Windows Phone have many manufacturers cranking out ...

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