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Fast Facts – Palm Pre 2

The Palm Pre 2 just got its details fleshed out. Sounds painful, but isn't

It wasn’t a well-kept secret that the Palm Pre 2 was on the way, but now we know the when, the why, the what and wecommended wetail pwice.

What is it?

It’s the first Palm handset since the company was bought by HP, the first model to run the new webOS 2.0 and, of course, the successor to the original, impressive Palm Pre (read our full Palm Pre review).

Why should I care?

Because webOS shows promise. It’s not just an iOS-alike, but a well-thought-out system that deserves more than just a cursory glance. Updates include better browser support for HTML 5, Flash 10.1 Beta, improved multi-tasking and contact favourites. And the handset itself is packing some decent firepower – a 1GHz processor, 5MP camera, glass touchscreen and a slide-out qwerty keypad.

Anything else I need to know?

It’ll be available in the UK SIM-free and unlocked by Monday 15th November, with prices starting from £400. Order your Palm Pre 2 here. Existing Palm Pre owners should be able to get the webOS 2.0 update within a few months.

We’ll have a hands-on video before you can work out the best way to say webOS 2.0, and a full review shortly after.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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