This may not be much of a surprise since HP killed webOS but the company said that the Pre 3 handset won’t be coming to the United States. Yes, webOS is quite dead.
If you remember, we first got our hands on the Pre 3 at an event in February and it looked like a solid way to bring webOS back to the masses. With a 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.6-inch WVGA display, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, GPS, WiFi (B/G/N), the Pre 3 looked like the powerful hardware many webOS fans wanted.
It didn’t turn out that way, as HP decided to focus on enterprise solutions and it discontinued its webOS lineup while seeking to sell its PC division. The company liquidated its TouchPad by offering it for $99 and it appears to be doing the same with the Pre 3, as the device will be landing in multiple European countries for $75 unlocked.
If you’re thinking about importing an unlocked Pre 3 and running it on AT&T or T-Mobile, you should be aware that it won’t be able to utilize those carriers’ 3G networks. Still, if you really want it, it is possible. Anyways, let’s take a look at our first video of the Pre 3 from its introduction event and wonder “what if?”
[Via PC Mag[