HP’s first flagship webOS smartphone, the Pre 3, which is oddly being released months after the HP Veer, is tipped to launch on July 21 on both Verizon and AT&T. That’s only a week away, and now the company has updated their website to reveal a spec boost for the handset. This fuels rumors of a price bump and a possible delay until August.
We first got our hands on the device back in February when it was slated to run on a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Scorpion single-core processor. But the new specs posted by HP now list the handset as running on a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor. It’s believed that this could be the cause of the delay, as the device was slated for a July 8 UK launch that didn’t pan out.
Other specs remain the same, so don’t be expecting a major revamp like we’ve seen with the Motorola DROID Bionic, which had a complete facelift. The Pre 3 will still have a 3.6-inch WVGA (800×400) display along with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and will ship with WebOS 2.2.