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HP announces Palm Pre Plus successor

Former 3Com company that's now a part of HP has unveiled the Palm Pre 2, the next model in the Palm Pre and Palm Pre Plus family.

The new slider mobile phone from HP will be arriving running the latest version of the Palm multitasking operating system webOS, version 2.0.

HP's Palm Pre 2 has the same outward appearance to the Palm Pre handsets from the past, only now there's a 1Ghz processor powering the handset instead of the 600Mhz version from the previous two models.

The camera's megapixel count had been increased to 5, from the 3 megapixel offering in the last two handsets where the memory and storage remains the same from the Pre Plus, at 512MB and 16GB.

There have been improvements in the new OS, surrounding better multitasking and presentation of the running applications where apps related to each other are grouped together. Other notable enhancements to the OS run along the lines of universal searching, better address book integration, HTML5 browser and Adobe Flash support.

The Palm Pre Plus is currently exclusive to the network O2, although they've made no announcement whether they will be carrying the handset.

Mobile phone network SFR in France is the only European network to announce they will be carrying the Palm Pre 2, at the end of this week.

Vodafone is a large shareholder in that French network, where One Mobile Ring believes from this alone Vodafone in the UK could very well be carrying the Palm Pre 2 and O2 might lose exclusivity.

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