HP Veer To Feature Proprietary Adapter Due To Size.

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In the race to become the thinnest phone, sacrifices are often made. Sometimes, it’s done with little fanfare and clever engineering. Other times however, the reduction in size comes at too great a cost. Such is our view of the HP Veer — a miniature Palm Pre/HP Pre3 of sorts. Because of the overall thin design of the veer combined with sliding keyboard, HP simply didn’t have room to cram a 3.5mm audio port and micro-USB port. The end result is nobodies favorite outcome — proprietary adapter.

While some may say it’s not a big deal to need a small adapter to hook up, the reality of the situation is that it is. Lose the adapter and you’re left having to pay for another adapter just to charge/sync your device — all things that should be handled by your standard mini/micro-USB cable.

Yes, we’re saddened a bit that HP’s miniature Veer comes with a little extra baggage. But we’re also curious — how will the new law mandating one standard charging cable (micro-USB) effect future iterations of this phone and others of similar size? At some point, the generic charging standard will have to change as phones do. Sound off in the comments…

**A couple more pictures after the jump.

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  • February 11, 2011 7:45 pm
  • by: Mike
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  • Cjc

    Still looks kinda chunky. I’d have to see it in person but it looks like this phone will have some people (mostly of the young and female type) digging it.

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