HP Palm Pre 3 available for pre order at £349.99

Play.com have put the HP Pre 3 up on their website as available for pre-order ready for a 8th of July release at £349.99.HP Palm Pre 3 available for pre order at £349.99


The Pre has been mostly forgotten, Palms flagship phone was well received when it first appeared but for various reasons has fallen by the wayside.

But, under new owners HP, the Pre 3 is due for release, carrying a decent spec sheet and the much respected WebOS 2.2 along with a cheap price tag this may attract some interest.

Spec pasted below:

  • Operating System HP webOS 2.2
  • Quad band
  • Dimensions 111 x 64 x 16 mm
  • Weight 156g
  • TFT capacitive touch screen
  • Screen 480 x 800 pixels, 3.58 inches
  • Qwerty Keyboard
  • Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
  • Vibration
  • Loudspeaker
  • 16GB storage, 512 RAM
  • 3G
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band
  • 5MP Camera
  • CPU 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8655 chipset
  • Assisted GPS
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Digial Compass
  • MP3/MP4
  • Organiser
  • Document Viewer
  • Adobe Flash Support
  • Voice memo/dial

That I haven’t dug around for more detailed information, I guess we’ll just have to wait for the review units to get a feel for how this stands up against Android and iOS.

Personally I’d love to give it a try, my only concern would be the lack of apps compared to Android and iOS, again, time will tell, who knows what HP have planned.



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  • ghost

    The hardware still needs to be improved.

  • Anonymous

    Are they finally getting it? If the original Pre had launched Sim-free at that price (without the UK 6 month delay) I would have bought it day one!  Why couldn’t they have had this sense 2 years ago!?

    It’s a little late for me but this is still promising.

  • Aran

    Very interested in this operating system, I’ve only heard good things. There is the feeling of HP joining the party a little bit late now though, mid-2011?

  • I used the different Pre’s when I was at the Gadget Show this year, and they were excellent. The clever technology that HP have brought to the Pre includes if you had the HP tablet with Web OS on it and you were looking at a website on your Pre mobile. Just lay it on top of the Tablet and the same webpage, will appear on the tablet. This is a standard feature across all the Pre devices as far as I can tell (they have a small Pre with small touchscreen and small qwerty keyboard)

    I was impressed with how innovative the Pre was. It felt fresh and clever. Nice devices.

  • Roverduk

    don’t believe that price, that would be cheaper than the pre 2 is now, i would buy it i need to go back to a qwerty keyboard

  • Had the Pre, LOVED WebOS but the device was hobbled by a 6 hour battery life, yes you read that right, 6 hours which rendered it completely useless for me.

    If this turns out to have a decent battery life I will definately consider it when my contract is due for renewel.