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HP Pre 3 Preview

HP’s forthcoming flagship smartphone, the Pre 3, will arrive with new software and features, but still retains that reliable Palm Pre design.

Looking like a cross between a pebble and a phone, the HP Pre 3 has full Qwerty slide-out keyboard, whilst the 3.6-inch display is also a capacitive touchscreen, giving you two different ways to interact with HP’s latest phone.

The next generation of software, webOS, looks set to offer plenty of cool features, especially if you’re in possession of the HP TouchPad. Pairing the two together allows you to sync websites, contacts, and even videos, with a tap between the two. HP are calling it Touch to Share, and it’s a very simple method of transferring what you’re doing on the move.

Another feature found in its predecessor, Just Type, has also returned. Type into an instant-access box at the top, and you can decide what to do with it once you’ve finished. It’s a great way of typing off a quick text-message or search-query for the web.

There will be thousands of apps available from the webOS store to boost the Pre 3 too, including access to all your favourite social networks- ideal for making the most of that back-lit keyboard.

Specification-wise, you can store and play music, photos and video. There’s a five-megapixel auto focus camera on the back, with LED flash, and a front-facing VGA for video-calling.

The Pre 3 also has a hefty 1.4Ghz processor, and whilst it’s not going go toe-to-toe with dual-core monsters, it’s a suitably high-powered processor. It looks set to arrive in two different models; 8GB and 16GB.




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