Palm Pre 2 specs, prices, info

Palm Pre 2 Alternatives

Palm Pre 2

Palm has update the Pre 2 with a refined design. The phone has a flatter (glass) screen than the original. It's running an updated version of the previous OS, now called HP WebOS 2.0. Compatible with the option Touch Stone charing dock from Palm/HP.

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Palm Pre 2 Specifications

Manufacturer Palm
Model name Pre 2
CPU speed 1000 Mhz
OS Proprietary
Display Size
3.1" 480 X 320
Touchscreen type
Multi-touch
Display Type
Soft (Finger) Touch
RAM 1024 MB
Weight (Minimum) 145gm / 0.32 pounds
Size 60/101/17.0 mm
Size 2.4/4/0.7 inches
Physical Interfaces Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
USB (Micro)
Wireless Interfaces802.11b/g
BT 2.1
EVDO
Additional3G voice/data modem
Accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Camera 5.0MP Auto-Focus
Capacitive Touchscreen
GPS
Microphone
Voice (Cellular) Capability
Optional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
Docking station
*Specifications can vary

Palm Pre 2 information

CDMA phone for Verizon. Has a sliding QWERTY keyboard and runs HP WebOS 2.0.
Palm Pre 2 popularity (140days)

Palm Pre 2 alternatives

Motorola Droid 3, 4.0 inch, 167 grams (0.37 lbs)
Apple iPhone 4S, 3.5 inch, 136 grams (0.3 lbs)
Samsung T-Mobile Sidekick 4G, 3.5 inch, 159 grams (0.35 lbs)
Fusion Garage Grid 4, 4.0 inch, 137 grams (0.3 lbs)
The Grid 4 runs Fusion Garage's own 'Grid' OS which is based on the Android Kernel. It will be able to run Android apps but does not have access to the Android Market. The Amazon App Store will be pre-installed on the device as well as Fusion Garage's own app store. It's unlikely that Fusion Garage's Grid is going to be able to compete with Apple or Google's mobile operating system offerings.
Motorola Photon 4G, 4.3 inch, 158 grams (0.35 lbs)
Nokia N9, 3.9 inch, 135 grams (0.3 lbs)
As an advanced phone the N9 could be missing some things that early adopters were looking for. Micro-SD expansion, HDMI-output, FM radio, stereo speakers seem to be missing but there appears to be a better focus on usability compared to the N900 'developer' phone. Near-Field Communications, Bluetooth 4.0 and a rich user interface are to be considered though for advanced users. Some may worry about the lack of Xenon flash too but with wide-angle, a wide-aperture and a dual-LED flash, most situations will be covered in the highest quality. Video fans should note that there is continuous auto-focus and stereo audio recording. The user interface doesn't use any buttons and includes double-tap-to-unlock and three different homescreen views. Price, battery life, ease of use and applications will be a big factor in this devices success but whichever way you look at it, it's the most interesting and exciting Meego product to date and should do a lot for the brand.
LG Revolution, 4.3 inch, 172 grams (0.38 lbs)
HTC Droid Incredible 2, 4.0 inch, 135 grams (0.3 lbs)
HTC Sensation, 4.3 inch, 148 grams (0.33 lbs)
Motorola Droid Bionic (XT865), 4.3 inch, 158 grams (0.35 lbs)
Fairly similar to the Motorola Atrix except the Bionic lacks the desktop docking functionality of the Atrix and has half the RAM (1GB vs. 512MB). The Droid Bionic has a better rear camera than the Atrix (8MP vs. 5MP). Other than this and the carriers on which they operate, both are quite similar with 960x540 screens and running 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 CPUs (Dual-Core ARM A9 @ 1GHz). It'll definitely be a powerful phone, but may be bogged down with Motorola's Motoblur interface which has been seen to be sluggish on other phones (fortunately on Android that's easy to fix). It's surprising and disspointing that the Droid Bionic doesn't have the latest version of Android (2.3 AKA Gingerbread).
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