|The phone's screen is larger than|
any webOS phone's screen to date.
|The Pre 3 is thinner than other|
smartphones in the 'Pre' lineup.
The Pre 3 has a nice metal finish - the back logo (HP), the volume buttons, the power button, and the ringer switch are not plastic like on previous Pre models. The keyboard is the largest keyboard designed for a webOS device and is said to be an improvement from previous Palm phones. The phone keeps the familiar banana like, curved slider, but like the keyboard, is improved upon.
The phone's processor is a Qualcomm MSM 8x55 clocked at 1.4 GHz, and (like the Veer) has a Adreno 205 GPU. The Pre 3 will also have 512MB of RAM, and storage options of 8 GB or 16 GB. The phone will be dual CDMA (EV-DO rev. A) and GSM (HSPA+), making it a world phone.
|The Pre 3 and a HP Touchpad;|
The two can share information
by touching the phone to the home
The phone has a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with video stabilization technology and a LED flash, and will be able to record 720p HD video. The phone also has a VGA (0.3 megapixels) front facing camera for video chat.
The phone will ship with webOS 2.2, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, and Touch-to-Share compatibility (used with a HP Touchpad) out of the box. The phone will be upgradeable to webOS 3.0 at a future date. The phone will support wireless charging on touchstones, and has a 1230 mAh removable battery.
|The phone has a nice policed metal|
finish and an updated camera.
Pricing, carriers, and battery life were not announced. The phone is expected to be available this summer on Verizon's network, but rumors claim it may also land at AT&T and/or Sprint.
Video of the Pre 3 at the UK Gadget Show 2011:
The official introductory video for the Pre 3 (I dunno, call it an advertisement):