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HP Pre 3 Not Available From Orange After All

Soon after details about the new mobile phone from Hewlett and Packard appeared on the website of European mobile operator Orange, rumours about its release on the network began to spread. However soon after, the network carrier denied it was stocking the phone.

According to tech website IT Pro, a help page on the Orange website on Monday revealed some details about the HP Pre 3, the first mobile phone from the computer vendor firm, suggesting that the phone will be sold in the United Kingdom through the operator.

The HP Pre 3 boasts a 3.6-inch display with a resolution of 480x800 pixels. The phone has a slide out QWERTY keyboard and is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor with 512 MB of RAM. HP Pre 3 is powered by webOS 2.2. The smartphone will bring something different from the current line up of devices such as Apple’s iPhone, BlackBerry and Android powered phones.

Following its appearance on the website of Orange the company quickly came out with a notification to clarify that the network provider will not be selling the Pre 3 directly. The phone will be sold through third party retail websites, once released.

Details about which networks will carry the smartphone have not been revealed by HP. The phone is expected to be launched in the third quarter of the current financial year.