HP Announces The Veer, A Credit Card Sized webOS Device

Hot on the heels of the Touchpad, we have Palm’s new WebOS phone, the HP Veer. It’s about the size of a credit card, but has all the functionality of a full webOS device built into that 2.6-inch, 320×400 screen. It’s got HSPA+, 8GB of storage inside, and a Snapdragon 7230 CPU running at 800MHz. Hey, and it runs Flash!

Jon Rubenstein described the phone as something that “fits in your pocket with room to spare,” saying that one size doesn’t work for all. Tell me about it. This one has a more 4:3 form factor, too, which will be weird for a lot of people. But hey, weird can be good.

It’s also got a 5-megapixel camera on the back. Weight is a mere 103 grams, or 3.63 ounces, though at 15mm thick it is a little chubby, and I’m concerned that my man-hands won’t be able to type on that tiny keyboard. And I’d lose this thing in my pocket. Planned availability is “this summer.”