“A European wireless carrier has jumped the gun by announcing many of the details of the Palm Pre 2. This device, which will apparently be the next smartphone running HP’s webOS, will be a moderately updated version of its predecessor.SFR posted an overview of this model on its blog as well as a small image. These were quickly removed, but not before word got out.According to this source, the Palm Pre 2 will have the same general design as the original — a slider with a portrait-oriented keyboard. However, it will have flatter screen and a more refined design. Exactly what that means is not yet clear, but it seems likely the upcoming device will still include a 3.1-inch, HVGA touchscreen.This model will reportedly run webOS 2.0 on a 1 GHz processor, and have 512 MB of RAM.How much internal storage the Pre 2 will offer is not yet known; the current Palm Pre Plus has 16 GB of capacity.
More about the webOS
The webOS is a multi-tasking, touch-oriented operating system able to wirelessly synchronize a wide variety of data with online services like Google, Yahoo, and Facebook, as well as Microsoft Exchange.It includes an on-device app store, and a moderate collection of third-party software is available.This operating system was developed by Palm, Inc., a company that was acquired by HP earlier this year. HP intends to use the webOS to become a major force in the smartphone market.
Palm Pre 2 Pricing and Availability
Aside from noting that this carrier will offer the Palm Pre 2, SFR did not reveal when this smartphone will be released, or what it will cost.
However, an earlier unconfirmed report indicated that Verizon Wireless is going to introduce the Palm Pre 2 this month.” via brighthand.com