The HP Veer is more than just one of the smallest smartphones out there. At only 2.2" wide, the Veer offers a slide out keyboard, Web OS, 4G connectivity and a 5 megapixel camera. Chris Hardwick and Candace Bailey check out the phone that's almost free with a contract.
What You Need to Know
The Veer is almost half the size of a normal smartphone, like the iPhone?.
It also has a weird headphone adapter.
Tapping, scrolling, and multi-touch work really well, just as good as an iOS device.
The problem is, you're going to have to scroll around a lot to see stuff since it's so small.
The keyboard is even smaller than the Palm Pre, but to HP's credit, you can still type on it without making too many mistakes.
Overall, you'll be able to use this phone with less problems than you think.
It's a little slower when loading web pages than the Evo or iPhone, but it does have Adobe Flash capability.
Of course, it has webOS multi-tasking apps launch in different cards that you can cycle through or keep open in the background; this is easily our favorite part of this phone.
The picture quality is surprisingly good, but there's no flash, so anything in low light is going to blur.
HP's app store is struggling at best, so don't expect to find too much in the way of killer apps.
It has a 4G connection, but we haven't seen very fast speeds on AT&T yet, about 1.5 mbps download and half that for upload.