HP Pre3 gets dual-core processor, but still isn't here yet

HP Pre3 gets dual-core processor, but still isn't here yetIs HP for some kind of slow release record with the Pre3? There we were thinking it was finally going to hit the streets a week ago, only it didn't. To remind you, this is a phone that was announced in January.

It's been so long, in fact, that HP has started fiddling with the spec, changing from a 1.4GHz single-core processor to a 1.2GHz dual-core number.

This is no rumour or leak, either: it's HP itself that has revealed the news, well in a roundabout way, anyway. It's updated the Pre3 website with the new info – that the Pre3 will have a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, as opposed to the 1.4GHz Scorpion chip we were expecting originally.

And it's hard to divorce the change from the sheer length of time the Pre3 has taken to rock up, as the dual-core Snapdragons were just a scribbled note on our mobile wishlists back when the webOS handset first hit the headlines.

There's nothing to suggest that HP's been holding back on launching the Pre3 specifically to wait for a mobile processor. If that was the case, after all, why not simply hang on another year and go quad-core?

Anyway, as far as we can tell it's the only change to the spec, so it's pretty much back to waiting again...

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 18, 2011 at 11:51

Gee, next they announce they'll wait for Mango...
Boooh boooooooooooooooooooh

rhwindowcleaning  Jul. 18, 2011 at 11:53

Have you looked at the Pre3 specs at the link you gave? It says "Processor Qualcomm MSM 8x55 1.4 GHz"
So what are you talking about?

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 18, 2011 at 13:26

Seems the HP folks corrected the PRE3's page - back to single core.

Earlier the UK specsheet DID show dual-core for the Pre3. Was reported on many sites.

Now we can guess if it was an error or just a 'too soon' glitch.
I think it's unlikely. Devs already have test devices. All single-core.
Maybe a later Pre3 Plus?


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