“Where the hell is the HP Pre 3?” is the question on many people’s lips. Mostly people who are eager to get their hands on the Pre 3. It was first revealed at a high profile event back in February, almost six months ago. Jeez.
Play.com, for one, reckons it’ll be here before the end of the month, and now HP is telling developers to crank up the app work.
Registered webOS developers have received an email from HP, explaining: “We are getting ready to launch the Pre 3 smartphone. If you have an existing webOS smartphone app, we encourage you to start preparing your app for the Pre 3 by accessing an updated emulator and other supporting documentation that’s planned to be available this week.
“Starting now, you can submit apps for Pre 3 to the App Catalog. We are in the process of testing existing smartphone apps for Pre 3 compatibility. The apps that are deemed compatible will be automatically made available for Pre 3.”
The App Catalog will also be made available in a further four countries, in support of the HP TouchPad’s launch, namely Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.
App support is a big concern for potential Pre 3 buyers, though it’s been pointed out that many of the hundreds of thousands of apps on the App Store and Android Market are crap. Much more important to woo the big names, like Skype et al. Yup.