We reported on Friday that the HP Pre 3 processor may have been changed to 1.2GHz dual-core, as was stated on the official HP page for the Pre 3. Unfortunately this was an error on the HP Page, which has now been changed to state that the Pre 3 will come with a Qualcomm MSM 8×55 1.4 GHz processor. As Chris Davies of Slashgear points out:
That [Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-CPU APQ8060 1.2GHz/td] would be an odd choice of processor: the APQ lacks integrated cellular, unlike the MSM line. Qualcomm intends APQ chips for non-3G tablets like the HP TouchPad, which makes me wonder whether someone at HP accidentally copied over some text into the wrong listing.
The single-core processor is further confirmed by PreCentral, which has a pre-release unit at the moment. Unfortunately they cannot shed any further light on what is taking the Pre 3 so long to launch, but they have posted this first hands-on video with the Pre 3.