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AT&T Gets First 4G WebOS Phone

Dallas – AT&T will expand its
selection of Hewlett-Packard phones based on Palm’s WebOS operating system with
the launch of the diminutive Veer 4G, the first 4G WebOS smartphone announced
to date.

The touchscreen-equipped slider,
available May 15 at $99.99 with two-year contract, is also the smallest WebOS
phone from HP to date. The 3.63-ounce phone features credit-card length and
width when closed and the depth of a pack of cards, AT&T said. It will be
available in black and white.

 The Veer 4G, which will be available
exclusively on the AT&T network, is also AT&T’s first WebOS phone with the
newest WebOS version – 2.1. The phone, unveiled by HP earlier this year, uses
4G HSPA+ technology on AT&T’s 850/1,900MHz bands and foreign 2.1GHz bands.

 “HP Veer 4G gives us a highly unique and
feature-rich smartphone for customers who want something a little
different,” said Michael Woodward, VP of AT&T’s mobile device

 Features include 800MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon
processor, 2.6-inch 20 by 400 multi-touch display with 18-bit color, 8GB
embedded memory, Adobe Flash, mobile hot spot to connect up to five Wi-Fi
devices simultaneously to the Internet, assisted GPS, AT&T Navigator
cloud-based navigation service, 5-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth 2.1, and
integrated email, instant messaging, SMS, and MMS to show all communications
from a single person.

 With the launch, AT&T is enabling carrier
billing of WebOS apps.