I have been thinking about a phone with a small but usable form factor for a long time. Microsoft nailed it with the Kin but unfortunately the target audience was not applicable to me. I’m really excited about the HP Veer which is supposed to be shipping in the spring.
The deciding factor is the answer to the question: how much for an unlocked phone? It is only running a Snapdragon 800Mhz CPU and given that the screen is a little over 2 inches, I don’t see why it would cost much more than $399.
Time will tell.
Link: “HP Veer, first hands-on! (updated with video!)” [http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/09/hp-veer-first-hands-on/]