1.2GHz dual-core action for Pre 3?

1.2GHz dual-core action for Pre 3?You might remember a few weeks ago there was some confusion about the processor in the HP Pre 3. The official Pre 3 website briefly suggested 1.2GHz dual-core, but quickly changed it back to 1.4GHz single-core as originally announced.

Now Orange has muddied the proverbial waters with a spanking new support page for the HP Pre 3. Under the specs section it states that the Pre 3 will have – you guessed it – a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. What the…?

It’s not clear if the processor will indeed be 1.2GHz dual-core after all, or if Orange is working from slightly-out-of-date info. Probably the latter.

What we do know for sure is that the HP Pre 3 will have a 3.58in display, 5MP camera, 512MB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Oh, and a sliding portrait QWERTY, of course.

It’s been a long wait for the Pre 3. It was originally announced at a high profile event back in February. Orange doesn’t provide an ETA on its support pages, but Expansys reckons stock is “expected in 7 days”. Yowser.

Incidentally, Expansys is going with 1.4GHz single-core too. That’s what our money’s on.

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 16, 2011 at 15:30

Hm...
HP are weird. Why not come out and say, this is how it is?

Incidentally, I tried to find out if, the Kindle app aside, there is an eReader app available for HP's Touchpad. Even tweeted the Q repeatedly...Seems no one knows. Nor did @hp find my Q worthy of a reply. It's very odd behaviour in this competitive market.

matchstick2  Aug. 16, 2011 at 15:42

Clove say they will be shipping the Pre 3 from tomorrow and they are listing it as a 1.4Ghz single core processor like the official HP spec.
http://www.clove.co.uk/hp-pre-3

So we should know for sure what's in them when they start tipping up on people's doorsteps at the end of the week.

Stelph  Aug. 17, 2011 at 11:08

RealMatch  Aug. 17, 2011 at 11:12

That IS cheap...

Wonder what it says about HP's confidence in the product though :(

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 17, 2011 at 11:18

Might be to compensate for some serious gaps in the apps department ;)
HP are aware of the fact that they have a real problem in the Appstore. I'm not talking games or the 200th twitterclient - no doc editing, etc etc

Still, might give it a try...hmm

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