HP Palm Pre 3: 1.4GHz Processor Makes Price No Issue

Perhaps this is the phone you have been waiting for, the HP Palm 3! This device has been freshly announced today from the HP webOS event and boy does it look good. We cannot wait for this device to get out there so we can have a real look at it.

Firstly how does it look? It has a sleek design with a slightly curved back with a 3.58” touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 which supports multi-touch. The screen slides up to reveal a QWERTY keyboard.

When you look at the inside and some of the features it starts to get interesting, the device has a Qualcomm MSM 8×55 with a 1.4GHz clock speed which puts current high end smartphones to shame by a full 400MHz. It also has a 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash and auto-focus, it is also capable of 720p video recording.

It doesn’t stop there; it also has the usual features such as 512MB if RAM, WiFi, a front facing camera, Bluetooth, GPS, a choice of 8GB or 16GB of storage and finally WiFi hotspot functionality. Is the Palm Pre 3 a smartphone market game changer?

If you are impressed already then you can read a full list of specifications from the official Palm website. Since the news of the device was broken, many different sites have added their own reports for it, Engadget have taken the device and actually compared it directly with the Palm Pre 2. If you are looking for another article on the Palm Pre 3 then head over to PRnews where Jamie Pert has compiled a report.

What are your initial thoughts on the device? With specs like those does the price really matter? Let us know in the comments below.

  • BeeN

    Ya price matters for me now simply because I'm unemployed – but still faithful to Palm. I have the Pre-Plus and love love LOVE it. Gave up an iPhone and BB Torch for it. I can't say enough about it! I hope HP is reasonable. I'm just sayin'… Thanks for the report!

  • Dav

    yeah, price matters, because I'm factoring in the cost of the original Palm Pre that I have, since it was a bust and Palm lied to sell the phone. The original Pre was loaded with too little RAM and therefore Palm finally announced (admitted) it would never release Web OS 2.0 on it…the promise of which had fueled my purchase and I'm sure the purchase of many others. Namely, the lack of 2.0 means that this phone will never be able to run Flash. So yeah, I'm a little bitter. I wasted a $150 credit when I renewed with Sprint and got this phone, and I'm gonna be pretty mad if HP releases this asking for a few hundred on top of another contract renewal. Or worse yet…I would not be surprised if they didn't even release with Sprint this time.