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.
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.
Full specs below:
3.58-inch diagonal multitouch screen with a vibrant 24-bit color, 480×800 resolution WVGA display
Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard
Qualcomm MSM 8×55 (1.4 GHz)
Microsoft® Exchange email with Microsoft
Direct Push Technology
POP3/IMAP (Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail™, AOL, Hotmail®, etc.)
Integrated IM & SMS
5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, HD (up to 720p) video recording, front VGA
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
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
512MB RAM; choose from 8GB or 16GB internal storage
USB mass storage support
Rechargeable 1230mAh (typical battery)
Charger/microUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Internal stereo speakers and Beat Audio TM
Width: 64mm (2.52 inches)
Height: 111mm (4.37 inches)
Thickness: 16mm (0.63 inches)
156 grams (5.5 ounces)