Conclusion: The Palm Pre 2 is already available on sale for Verizon’s network or unlocked from Palm and other resellers. The $450 unlocked price is pretty good, so if you want a business phone that looks great and can do anything a Blackberry can (only better), then you should definitely consider the Pre 2 as your next smartphone.
Summary: The enhancements in WebOS 2.0 make the Palm Pre 2 a very capable smartphone, but we think it's worth waiting for the HP Pre 3, which will offer hardware improvements to complement the software upgrades.
Pros: The Palm Pre 2 ships with WebOS 2.0, which brings such improvements as better multitasking and enhanced universal search.
Cons: The Pre 2 doesn't offer a lot of hardware changes over its predecessor. The smartphone can also be sluggish.
Excerpt: Aaron does a review of the Palm Pre 2 , HP and Palm's newest webOS 2.0-powered smartphone. It packs a 1 GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, and offers a few improvements over the form factor that you know and love from the original device. Special thanks to our friends at HP Canada for hooking us up with the review unit (eh?)!
Conclusion: Like many people who have used webOS, I think that Palm/HP is onto a winner with webOS but until they offer a compelling app platform for developers, good hardware for users and market the hell out of the handset, I cannot see webOS ever being a success.
Conclusion: Overall, there is a lot to like about the Palm Pre 2 . We like its overall shape, though its design is a bit dated now, but it’s easy to hold and feels comfortable in the hand. The improved webOS 2.0 software and 1GHz processor makes the Pre 2 feel faster and more powerful than the Pre Plus .
Pros: Easy to use webOS 2.0 user interface, Multitasking ‘card’ visualization, Fast 1GHz processor, 16GB internal memory
Cons: Limited app downloads, QWERTY keyboard is still too small, Camera lacks autofocus
Excerpt: The recently announced and launched HP Palm Pre 2 is the first webOS smartphone from HP, after it acquired Palm earlier this year ; but it's also the first webOS 2.0 . The Palm Pre 2 (which follows the Palm Pre and the Palm Pre Plus) is available in a North American CDMA version as well as a rest of the world UMTS version. It's powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm CPU and features a 5 megapixel fixfocus camera with LED flash.
Summary: HP just announced the update to webOS operating system — webOS 2.0 — along with a new phone, the HP Palm Pre 2 smartphone. The HP Palm Pre 2 is powered by 1 GHz processor, 16 GB of storage, 3.1 inch HVGA multitouch display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and Geo tagging, accelerometer, a proximity and ambient light sensors, and up to 5.5 hours talk time and 350 hours battery life.
Cons: Easy to call / text / email quickly with Just Type, Superb at multi-tasking support and visualization, Fantastic Facebook app, Poor camera / camera options, Occasional stability issues, Limited app support