Wireless communication device manufacturers may be interested to hear that AT&T will begin shipping the HP Veer 4G starting May 15th.
It will be the newest smartphone out of Hewlett-Packard's smartphone-savvy Palm division.
The short and squat Veer 4G is as wide and long as a credit card and as thick as a deck of cards, AT&T said. It is, in fact, the smallest phone to date to run webOS platform, while it is also the first on the AT&T network with the update to version 2.1.
"A large majority of our customers are choosing smartphones but they don't all want the same thing," commented Michael Woodward, vice president of AT&T's Mobile Device Portfolio.
He added: "HP Veer 4G gives us a highly unique and feature-rich smartphone for customers who want something a 'little' different."
The new device features a 2.6-inch multi-touch display with a resolution of 320 by 400 and a slide-out QWERTY keypad.