HP Pre 3 SIM free webOS handset goes on sale for £399

HP Pre 3 SIM free webOS handset goes on sale for £399

HP have posted up the price of their new HP Pre 3 handset for UK denizens, with the company asking for 399 of your hard-earned British pounds to own this QWERTY-keyboard packing marvel.

HP Pre 3 SIM free webOS handset goes on sale for £399

At that price we don’t expect to see whooping crowds of high fivin’ fanboys setting up camp outside mobile phone outlets for the week, but it does come with the truly luscious webOS and a decent enough set of specs.

The new Pre packs a 3.58-inch multitouch screen supporting a 480×800 resolution WVGA display, slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard and Qualcomm MSM 8×55 (1.4 GHz) CPU.

There’s two cameras onboard – 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (up to 720p) video recording on the back and VGA on the front – plus 512MB RAM and (we think) 16GB internal storage.

Also on-board is an accelerometer, ambient light and proximity sensors, GPS and a compass; Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n 5GHz) with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication and Wi-Fi router functionality for up to five devices using the HP mobile hotspot.

The handset is expected to start shipping from mid July, with pre-orders being taken from HP’s UK site, with the SIM free price of £399 being priced the same as their HP TouchPad 16GB WiFi tablet.

HP Pre 3 SIM free webOS handset goes on sale for £399

Full specs below:

Colour Black
Operating system
HP webOS
Display
3.58-inch diagonal multitouch screen with a vibrant 24-bit color, 480×800 resolution WVGA display
Keyboard
Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard
Processor
Qualcomm MSM 8×55 (1.4 GHz)
Email
Microsoft® Exchange email with Microsoft
Direct Push Technology
POP3/IMAP (Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail™, AOL, Hotmail®, etc.)
Messaging
Integrated IM & SMS
GPS
Built-in GPS
Digital camera
5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (up to 720p) video recording, front VGA
Sensors
Accelerometer, ambient light, proximity, and compass
Media formats supported
Audio formats: DRM-free MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
Video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
Wireless connectivity
Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n 5GHz) with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication; Bluetooth wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support; A-GPS; Wi-Fi router functionality for up to five devices using HP mobile hotspot
Memory
512MB RAM; choose from 8GB or 16GB internal storage
USB mass storage support
Battery
Rechargeable 1230mAh (typical battery)
Connector
Charger/microUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Headphone jack
3.5mm stereo
Speakers
Internal stereo speakers and Beat Audio TM
HP Touchstone
Compatible
Dimensions
Width: 64mm (2.52 inches)
Height: 111mm (4.37 inches)
Thickness: 16mm (0.63 inches)
Weight
156 grams (5.5 ounces)

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