Hands on: HP Pre 3 review


We'll be honest, before getting hands on with the Pre 3 we had played with the HP TouchPad. As a result webOS felt small here, but it's certainly no less powerful. The cards interface looks terrific on a tablet and, while you need to be smarter with how you use it on a phone, it's certainly intuitive and easy to get a handle on.

HP Synergy enables you to sign into your various accounts such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft Exchange and all your data will automatically be synchronised.

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There's also full support for HTML 5 and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta. All webOS devices also include the rather cool 'Just type' feature – simply start typing on the screen and the phone will offer you numerous things you can do with that input, such as a Google search or Facebook post. There's also true multitasking and full office document support.

The HP Palm Pre has a UK release date of Summer 2011.


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