The HP Veer is extremely easy to use, as WebOS is among one of the most user intuitive mobile operating systems currently released. It has a unique design that integrates with the black border around the display, feautring an area called the gesture area. The LEDs trail your movement as you use the gesture area, which gives the phone a very classy look and feel. WebOS 2.1 has a bit of added functionality such as stacks, putting similar running applications together, making multitasking easier. It also features universal type, simply type and the HP Veer responds with various options as you keep typing.
Unfortunately, these abilities are extremely limited by the size of the Veer. The keyboard is very cramped and users with slightly larger hands will have a hard time making their way through the keyboard. Even dialing numbers on the screen itself is a pain with the tiny 2.6 inch display. Trying to browse the web is also a pain, be prepared to zoom in quite often and scroll quite often as well. Beyond the disappointment of not being able to fully utilize WebOS, the aforementioned magnetic add on for the 3.5 mm headphone jack is also a pain. Not only is it an eyesore, but while sliding your phone in your pocket, the add on does, at times, come loose, or slide off. Not only a disappointment but also quite an annoyance.
If the device had been built just slightly larger, these problems could have been avoided, but unfortunately, in the case of the Veer, size does matter. The small size makes the smartphone cute, but impractical.