Palm has announced the Palm Pre 2, along with its latest webOS 2.0. Palm Pre 2 has equipped with powerful 1 GHz chipset on the board and carrying a portrait slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The Palm Pre 2 is the new flagship device from Palm which comes to succeed the Palm Pre Plus. The Palm Pre 2 will be the first phone in the market with webOS 2.0 pre-installed in the device.
According to HP, Palm Pre 2 features ‘True Multitasking’, which enables you to switch between apps and then go back to where you left off. It comes with Wi-Fi router functionality for up to five devices using Palm mobile hotspot capability.
Palm Pre 2 sports 3.1 inch TFT capacitive touch display, sliding-out Qwerty keyboard, 5 Megapixels camera with LED flash, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, 16GB internal storage.
Right now, we don’t have clear information whether Palm Pre 2 will be carrying microSD slot support for memory expansion. With version 2.0, webOS now supports a beta of Adobe Flash Player 10.1 in the browser, which provides access to rich, Flash based web content.
|GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 Mhz
|CDMA 1xEV-DO rev.A
|100.7 x 59.6 x 16.9 mm
|TFT Capacitive touchscreen
|Colors & Resolution
|16 Million Colors & (480 x 320) Pixels WVGA
|Input/ User Interface
|Portrait Qwerty keyboard
Gorilla Glass display
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Proximity Sensor for Auto turn-off
|HP webOS 2.0
|1 GHz processor
512 MB RAM
|16GB internal storage
NO card slot for memory expansion
|Browser & Messaging
|HTML, WAP 2.0
Integrated IM, SMS, and MMS
|– 5 Megapixels
– LED Flash, Geo tagging
|Video Recording Capability
|Bluetooth & USB
|Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP & v2.0 micro USB
|Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
|3.5mm stereo headset jack
|Music & Video
|MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, AMR
|Li-Ion Standard battery
|Up to 350 hours
|Up to 5 hours 30 min
|Wi-Fi router functionality for up to five devices using Palm mobile hotspot
Predictive Text input
Released in France
Palm Pre 2 smartphones come with built-in GPS, enabling location-based services in apps like Foursquare, Google Maps, Yelp, and more. It also features ‘HP Synergy’, which arranges social networking accounts, email all in one place.
Price & Availability
Palm Pre 2 has already launched in France through SFR carriers for $140 with contract basis and Palm Pre 2 CDMA model will be launching in US through Verizon in coming weeks, but price details are not known yet.