HP is doing its best to make a dog’s dinner of releasing it
latest smartphones. Having announced the Pre 3 to great acclaim back
in February, it has since failed to deliver.
HP warned us when it announced the webOS phone that it would
be summer before we would get our hands on one. However as the long, hot days of summer wane we
are beginning to suspect HP could have missed its opportunity.
Back in June, it was announced on Play.com that the Pre 3
would be coming on 8 July. That date came and went and over a month on, we have
no official word on when the Pre 3 will arrive on our shelves.
An indication that the release date is not far off however
has come from UK network, Orange. The network has put the official support page for the phone live on its website. While we realise its not like
an actual launch date, at this stage those of us looking forward to the launch of the Pre 3,
have to hang onto any morsel of encouragement we get.
Even if the Pre 3 launches before the end of August and
thereby just about keeps HP’s promise of a summer launch, it will still probably
be too late for the phone. Further adding to the problems for HP, is the
presence of a 1.2GHz dual-core processor rather than the 1.4GHz one which was
initially believed to be housed within the 3.6in device.
We shall continue to keep our fingers crossed that the Pre 3
will be launched sooner rather than later but could it be too late already? Let
us know what you think in the