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HP introduces webOS 2.0 and new Palm Pre 2 smartphone
Posted on 20-Oct-2010 09:36 | Tags Filed under: News


HP introduces webOS 2.0 and new Palm Pre 2 smartphone
The first device to run webOS 2.0, HP’s new Palm Pre 2 smartphone, will be available Friday in France from SFR and is scheduled to be available in the coming months in the United States from Verizon Wireless and in Canada.

“With webOS 2.0, we’re advancing the innovations we introduced 16 months ago, expanding the features that make webOS great for consumers, enterprises and developers,” said Jon Rubinstein, senior vice president and general manager, Palm Global Business Unit, HP. “We’ve made tremendous strides since the platform launched, and now we’re taking our biggest leap forward with powerful new features that make it easier to get more things done with your webOS device.”

The company says webOS 2.0 offers consumers compelling application experiences not available on any other platform, while providing developers an unparalleled level of openness to integrate their applications and services.

The next generation of webOS offers "true Multitasking", allowing users for example to pause a game, tap an email notification, check the calendar, read a restaurant review, send an email reply, then switch back to the game without closing anything. webOS lets users manage multiple open applications and notifications using natural touch gestures. New in webOS 2.0, Stacks logically groups together open apps.

HP Synergy is also a much talked feature. With the Synergy feature, users just have to sign in to Facebook, Google, Microsoft Exchange, LinkedIn and Yahoo! accounts and all information automatically populates the phone. webOS 2.0 will extend the support for Synergy so developers can easily plug new Messaging, Contacts and Calendar application sources directly into the core webOS experiences.

For Verizon Wireless customers, webOS 2.0 supports Skype-to-Skype calls and messaging while in the United States to anywhere in the world, and low-rate calls to international landlines and cell phones.

An updted browser adds support for more HTML5 features, including geolocation support. And the webOS 2.0 Phone app lets users offers reverse area code lookup and Skype Mobile integration.

To support the new mobile OS HP also introduced the Palm Pre 2 smartphone, the latest evolution to the Palm Pre lineup. Pre 2 is the first Palm phone with a gigahertz processor and features a 5-megapixel camera, a glass screen and a sleeker, streamlined design that gives users the combination of a touchscreen and a slide-out keyboard.


More information: http://www.palm.com/Pre2...




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