Palm Pre 2, the first mobile phone HP/Palm brought to the market with the new webOS 2.0 operating system on board, is now available for purchase in the United States unlocked via HP, just as the company promised not too long ago.
However, only the GSM flavor of the device can be purchased from the company's website at the moment, while the CDMA version
of Pre 2 should become available for purchase within the next few months via Verizon Wireless.
The new Palm Pre 2 was put on sale at HP with a price tag of $449.99 attached to it, and those who will make a purchase should receive it within the next 24 hours, the company states.
The specifications list of the handset
includes a 3.1-inch multitouch screen that boasts a 320 x 480 pixels (HVGA) resolution.
Moreover, the mobile phone comes with a 1GHz application processor inside, being able to offer twice the speeds its predecessors did, as well as with 16GB of internal memory (~15GB available), without the possibility to expand it.
The specifications list of the new device also includes a sliding QWERTY keyboard, as well as a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back.
In addition to support for 3G networks, the smartphone
packs Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Bluetooth wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support capabilities.
Some of the main features of the new device would be:
Faster processor: get more done
HP webOS 2.0: Intuitive experience
Multitasking: Switch easily between apps using natural gestures
Just Type: Email, message, search without The Palm Pre 2
measures 59.6 x 100.7 x 16.9mm, weighs in at 145 grams, and is powered by a 1150 mAh Li-Ion battery.
All in all, the new device comes with a nice range of enhancements over the previous models, though it sports the same design as the original Palm Pre
The handset was made available for purchase via HP's website here