HP has sent out invites to a May 2nd "Launch Party" for the "HP Veer" -- a 2.6-inch touchscreen phone.
"What might lead us to draw such a conclusion? Perhaps this invitation that's popped up online from HP, scheduled for the evening of May 2 in Anaheim, California, for the HP Veer Launch Party Event. We're not sure exactly who this invitation is for, but it's out there for all to see. The three-hour event (preceded by appetizers) will include "hands-on training, exciting demos and HP giveaways" and, well, that's about all we know about this. If you were hoping to get your hands on a smartphone so small it can't fit a micro-USB port or headphone jack, then you might be looking at only a few weeks instead of the indeterminate "soon.""
However, Monday May 2nd might not be the day the Veer hits the general retail market although the first week of May sounds about right. Now this doesn't seem like a press event -- at least we didn't get an invite. Instead it seems that this is for retail associates of some level because after registering, a note pops up indicated that a Best Buy or AT&T ID or business card is required to attend.