HP Pre 3 cancelled in the US, drops price in Europe

23 August, 2011 | Comments (11) | Post your comment

Tags: HP, webOS, Touch UI

It's been four days since HP announced they will discontinue the webOS phones and tablets. Since that day a lot has happened.

First, HP slashed the TouchPad price to $99 in the USA. Hours later most of the retailers were out of stock. The same thing is expected to happen in Europe any day now, but there is nothing official so far and no significant price cut has been witnessed on a large scale though some users report temporary price drops at some retailers.

Second, Microsoft has made a move to the webOS developers, offering them free Windows Phone tools, phones and training.

Thirdly, the Android community stepped up and founded a project that aims to port the open-source Android to the Touchpad in an attempt to breathe life into the otherwise nice-looking hardware.

Today HP went ahead and did the same thing with the just released HP Palm Pre 3. The US geeks might have been lucky to get cheap TouchPads, but they won’t be able to do the same with Pre 3. HP is cancelling the Pre 3 launch there before it's even happened.

The European HP Pre 3 however is already rolling out so HP now plans its next logical move - slashing the price of the phone down to $99 (SIM-free). The price cut is expected any moment now in France and in the UK. The Pre 3 is already out of stock in Germany so it won't get it is out of the promotion before it's ever happened.

If you live in the USA, your only chance is to get a Pre 3 from Europe. You just need to check if it will be compatible to your network (AT&T and T-Mobile). You can check the Pre 3 specs from here. If you live in the old continent, stay sharp, otherwise you'll miss the moment.

HP has announced it will continue to push updates for the webOS on TouchPad, Veer and Pre 3. The Pre 3 will be also released in "very selective areas". It won’t take HP long to empty its warehouses from the webOS devices, so watch over the internet retailers for promotions. We guess the Veer will soon go on sale too (if at all).

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HP Pre 3 cancelled in the US, drops price in Europe - reader comments

  • Chris Leonard

yeah please spill the beans , would love to find this for the beans .

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  • 2011-08-24 11:13
  • SiG5
  • Pete

Has anyone found where you can buy the Pre3 online in the UK for the said discounted price?

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  • 2011-08-24 05:42
  • pui%
  • TruthSeekr

WebOS was a great piece of software no doubt. But hp is headed by a bunch of spineless cowards...ones who paid $1.6 billion for something they would kill before they even gave it a fair chance! Without a doubt the most gutless computer company...

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  • 2011-08-23 19:17
  • vGVx