HP just announced there new mobile operation sofware webOS 2.0. also Palm Pre which is both of this have been rumors lately. New Pre still has a curved design, a sliding QWERTY keyboard, and a 3.1 inch HVGA touchscreen display. However, it’s thinner than the Pre 1.
HP enhancements such as improved multitasking with an additional feature, Stacks, which keeps related items together. Also new is Exhibitions, a feature which enables you to use the optional Palm Touchstone Charging Dock and watch a slideshow of Facebook photos or your agenda for the day.
- 1GHz processor (the first Palm smartphone to have such a CPU – it was about time)
- Stereo Bluetooth
- 3.5mm headset jack
- 5MP camera with flash and video recording
- 16GB of internal memory
In addition there is the Synergy feature which auto populates your phone with your personal data when you sign into Facebook, Google, Microsoft Exchange, LinkedIn and Yahoo.
WebOS 2.0 features:
- Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Beta
- Stack – which “automatically groups related cards together and stacks them to make it easier to navigate if you have lots of apps open”
- HP Synergy
- Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite “for viewing Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint docs”
- Skype Mobile (only on Verizon)
- Redesigned App Catalog
A WebOS 2.0 update “will be delivered to existing customers in the coming months” (I assume existing customers means all users who have a Pre, Pixi, Pre Plus or Pixi Plus).
First to run the new OS will be HP’s new Palm Pre 2 smartphone. Arriving to the USA via Verizon Wireless in the coming months.