HP launches Palm Pre 2, smartphone powered by webOS 2.0 via SFR and Verizon
Now you get a chance to lay your hands on the latest Palm Pre 2 smartphone that officially launched this Friday. HP made an official announcement introducing the Palm Pre 2 for SFR in France and Verizon Wireless in the US. Palm Pre 2 will come along with the new webOS 2.0 from HP which happens to be the most significant update to the HP webOS ever since it was launched. The handset will be coming in both CDMA and GSM versions and will offer true multi tasking and enables to connect to multiple web services.
Pal Pre 2 which is the successor to Palm Pre and Pre Plus comes with the same form factor but with a little different design this time. The new handset now sports a flatter screen which renders it a different look. The device still has a slide out QWERTY keypad which shows that not much change has been done in the hardware section.
The other features of Palm Pre 2 include a 3.1-inch capacitive multitouch display with 320 x 480 pixel resolution, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro USB and video playback and music player. The significant changes that Palm Pre 2 comes with are a better camera and large memory. The device now gets a 5MP camera as against 3 MP and a memory jump from 8GB to 16GB. It runs on 1GHz processor.
Leaving apart the form factor and the hardware and coming to the operating system, the new Palm Pre 2 is powered by webOS 2.0, the latest upgrade by HP. The highlighting feature of the new OS is that it gives the device a true multitasking feature that lets you switch between apps and go back from where you started. Another useful feature is ‘Just Type’ that lets you type to launch an app, send email and search the phone. Another remarkable addition is the new ‘Exhibition’ feature which lets you configure to show a slideshow including your day’s appointment on the display.
The new Pal Pre 2 comes with HP Synergy feature that lets you access your social network and pull in contacts and account details easily. The new webOS 2.0 now supports a beta of Adobe Flash Player 10.1 in the browser.