HP Pre 3 Unboxing (Video)

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 quadband GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and triband UMTS 900/1900/2100, meaning in some places, you’ll get 3G connectivity over AT&T.

The design of the Pre 3 is (perhaps too much) reminiscent of the Pre 2, Pre Plus, and Pre. It’s taller to accommodate the higher-resolution screen, plus the keyboard is larger. Besides that, it’s a Pre all the way.

How is using webOS with a WVGA screen? We’ll have more in an upcoming video!

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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.