Enterprise Mobility: HP WebOS-Powered Palm Pre 2 Sports 10 Key Features
Hewlett-Packard Oct. 19 offered the first indication of what it will do with its Palm assets and talent with the introduction of HP WebOS 2.0 and the Palm Pre 2 smartphone, which will be available Oct. 22 in France from SFR and in the United States from Verizon Wireless in the coming months. Pricing is not yet available for the device, which sports a 3.1-inch multitouch screen with a 320-by-480-resolution HVGA display and slide-out QWERTY keyboard. HP bought struggling Palm for $1.2 billion in April, sparking speculation about whether HP would force Palm to scrap its phones and make just tablet computers with WebOS. HP's introduction of the Palm Pre 2 is proof positive that the company intends to vie for market share against Research In Motion's BlackBerry devices, Apple's iPhone and smartphones based on Google's Android operating system. In this slide show eWEEK lists 10 key features of the Palm Pre 2, based on WebOS 2.