HP Veer 4G coming to AT&T on May 15

AT&T announces the upcoming availability of the undeniably cute HP Veer 4G.

HP Veer
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AT&T just made the announcement on its newest arrival, and it's a cute little thing. The itty-bitty HP Veer 4G will be available from the carrier starting May 15 in either black or white for a very affordable $99.99 on contract.

First introduced back in February, the WebOS 2.1-based smartphone is most notable for its diminutive size. The slider phone is about the size of a credit card and no thicker than a deck of cards, but don't let it fool you. The Veer 4G is packed with a surprisingly full set of features.

For one, if you couldn't already tell by the name, the smartphone is 4G capable and can be used as a mobile hot spot. It's also equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS. Powering the device is a 800MHz processor, and the smartphone offers 8GB of internal memory--about 6.1GB of that is available to the user--and a 5-megapixel camera.

All in all, the Veer 4G sounds like a great value. That said, there will be a couple of things we'll be looking at once we get one in for review. First, we'll be interested to see what kind of battery life we'll get from Veer 4G, as it only has a 950mAh battery. Also, how usable will the slide-out QWERTY and 2.6-inch touch screen be given the phone's small size?

Nevertheless, we're always excited to get our hands on a WebOS device, so hopefully we'll get one in soon for a full review. In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts on the HP Veer 4G in the comments section.

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Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.

 

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