Hewlett-Packard cancels HP Pre 3 sales in U.S.

Hewlett-Packard cancels HP Pre 3 sales in U.S.

(CBS) - As Hewlett-Packard discontinues their HP TouchPad, the company's webOS mobile phone cancels U.S. plans for its HP Pre 3 smartphone, too.

HP TouchPad sold out after weekend fire sale

The business-friendly Pre 3 was unveiled in February. It has a slide-out full QWERTY keypad, a 5-megapixel camera with image stabilization and LED flash, a forward-facing camera for video calling, a 3.6-inch multi-touch display (800 x 480 resolution), a Qualcomm MSM 1.4GHz processor and mobile hotspot support, according to ZDNet...

But, why are we even telling you this? It's not like it's available here, but if you really wanted to get your hands on one, it is possible.

"The phone will not go on sale in the U.S. at all, HP said. But the unlocked device will work to some extent on AT&T's and T-Mobile's networks," reports PC Magazine.

Although the device is sold out in Germany at the moment, PC Magazine says that the unlocked Pre 3 will be sold in Europe at a discount of roughly $75.

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It's not like the ridiculous HP TouchPad fire sale that dropped prices to $99 (16GB) and $149 (32GB) (down over 70 percent from their original $399 and $499 stickers). The Pre 3's original price was around $500 - so even with that discount, it's still a little steep for an obsolete gadget that'll never get an update. The specs, however, leave much to be desired.

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