The Wall Street Journal agrees with the proverb: "Good things come in small packages: The Veer is loaded with the latest version of webOS, Palm's stylish, fun, delightfully smart operating system." PreCentral agrees, calling the Veer an “awesome tiny phone.” And starting today, you can get your HP Veer 4G -- in both black and white versions -- online now from AT&T or at AT&T stores starting tomorrow for $99.99 with a two-year contract.
Veer fits easily in your pocket or purse, but still offers the leading-edge features of the most powerful smartphones, like a great web experience and a real keyboard for fast texting and email. It supports everything on the webOS platform -- the intuitive user interface for multitasking, the built-in apps and the App Catalog, and also the ability to customize beyond that (if you're the outside-the-box type). Even leading app developers like WhitePages are enthusiastic about the flexible and powerful capabilities of the homebrew community to extend the functionality of apps using homebrew apps and patches from the community.
Here are a few more highlights from what the reviewers are saying:
The Wall Street Journal
“I loved the way the Veer fit perfectly in the palm of my hand in its closed position, and simple gestures let me navigate webOS using only the thumb of the same hand that held the device.....webOS handles Adobe Flash with ease.”
“…its not like the Veer’s small size makes it less capable… the phone is still quite clearly a smartphone.”
"Small definitely has its advantages....There's something to be said for dropping a phone in a pants pocket and barely feeling a bulge."
“You would think with a keyboard this size that it would be tough to use, but in this case HP/Palm deserves some major props....webOS really rocks on this little guy....performs extremely well, it is very well built, and it is, no question, an engineering marvel.”
“I'm surprised by how much I already like the HP Veer 4G, even though I've only had it for a few hours. After reviewing so many gigantic smartphones it's nice to use something more petite that takes up hardly any room in my pocket.”
"Magsafe-style charger -- why isn't this standard on all phones yet?"
If what you’re looking for is a powerful smartphone in a more compact size, Veer is for you. If your needs call for a bigger screen, stay tuned for TouchPad and Pre3. More details about HP Veer 4G can be found here or at AT&T.