HPs Palm Pre 2 Features Speedier WebOS 2.0, Solid Hardware

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HPs Palm Pre 2 Features Speedier WebOS 2.0, Solid Hardware

by Nicholas Kolakowski

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The Palm Pre 2 includes a 3.1-inch multitouch screen with a 320-by-480 resolution, HVGA display.

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The smartphone also features a slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard.

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Hardware-wise, the 5.1-ounce Palm Pre 2 boasts built-in GPS, an accelerometer, USB mass storage support and 16GB of memory.

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HP WebOS 2.0 supposedly improves on the original Palm WebOS, particularly with regard to speed. The operating system allows for multitasking, integration with services such as Facebook and Exchange, and apps.

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HP WebOS 2.0 also includes cut-and-paste, a feature that many users find necessary. E-mails, texts, statuses and Websites are searchable by typing.

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The Palm Pre 2's 5-megapixel camera with LED flash.

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The original Palm Pre and the Palm Pre 2, side-by-side. Note the models' close resemblance.

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The Palm Pre 2's design isn't a radical departure from the Palm Pre, but it does look and feel more streamlined.

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In a side-by-side comparison, the Palm Pre 2 feels more "solid" and better-manufactured than its predecessor.

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The Palm Pre 2's Touchstone Charging Dock juices the device without plugs or cords.

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