HP Pre3 priced and dated ahead of UK launch

HP Pre3 priced and dated ahead of UK launchWe'd kind of forgotten about the HP Pre3, but the plucky little fella has given us a gentle tap on the shoulder to remind us of its presence, and is now available to pre-order ahead of a July 8 launch.

That's what Play.com is telling us anyway, with the Pre3 having been priced at £349.99 ahead of its grand arrival.

The Pre3 was first announced back in February, and attracted plenty of attention – as much for its webOS operating system as for its juicy specification.

HP inherited webOS when it bought out Palm a year ago, and the Pre3 is the first fully realised product of that union, falling fully under the HP name and with an all-new version of webOS running on board.

With its 3.58in WVGA display and beefy 1.4GHz processor, the Pre3 certainly looks the business, but four months after its announcement we're still waiting for the handset to appear in the wild.

According to Play, however, that wait will soon be over and the Pre3 will be heading out the door in just three weeks' time.

Of course, we've become used to online retailers making calculated guesses as to when upcoming handsets will be released, only to be proven patently wrong when the day in question comes and goes without the new model appearing.

Here's hoping Play has its facts straight this time.

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 17, 2011 at 10:08

Good price.

Stelph  Jun. 17, 2011 at 10:42

Very good price, I assume for Sim free and the mobile networks will offer reduced prices on price plans so I think this could sell well.

Have the prices for the tablets come out? If there are as sensible with pricing the tablets, and considering some of the technologies that HP have talked about with thier smartphone/tablet interactions HP could be moving into a strong position

Stelph  Jun. 17, 2011 at 10:42

Saying that im still not a fan of the keyboard, never could get on with the original Pre keyboard

blizzard7  Jun. 17, 2011 at 11:03

This actually looks, dare I say it, good.

mrew42  Jun. 17, 2011 at 12:15

This does look very nice indeed. And very keenly priced.
Mmm..

myfathersson  Jun. 17, 2011 at 16:00

Clove.co.uk also have the Pre3 for pre-order but are only quoting 'early July'. Plus they want an extra £10.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 17, 2011 at 17:28

myfathersson,
did you check to see if Clove add any accessories? Might explain the price.

myfathersson  Jun. 18, 2011 at 19:52

There don't appear to be any extras with the Pre3 from Clove. I have pre-ordered mine from Play.com and will be putting my order in tomorrow (19th June) for my TouchPad with HP.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 18, 2011 at 20:12

curse you :p
cool - sadly, I'll have to give it a pass for now - lot of no-3G in my neck of the woods. Can't deal with a phone that doesn't have Opera Mini :( That aside, I loved my Pre 2, and the Pre 3 looks mighty.
Enjoy :)

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