When HP officially unveiled the Pre 3 early last month, the company didn't say which wireless carriers will be offering this webOS-based smartphone. New evidence suggests that one of these will be Verizon.
HP is reportedly working on a webOS-based phone that will use a very popular design: a bar shape without a keyboard. This model will apparently be the first running this operating system to depend on an on-screen keyboard.
Verizon introduced the HP Pre 2 in February for $150, but this newest webOS-based smartphone is now available for free with a two-year contract. This device has a 3.1-inch touchscreen and a sliding keyboard.
Current indicators suggest that the smartphone market will grow almost 50% in 2011, as millions of consumers leave their old phones behind in favor of more advanced technology. And market analysis firm IDC predicts the Android OS will come to dominate this market in the coming years.
A webOS 2.1 upgrade is now available for the unlocked version of the HP Pre 2. This isn't a huge upgrade, but it does bring a few new features to this smartphone.
It's been a slow grind for the Pre 2, but the phone has finally officially made its way to Verizon. This
Talk about having your thunder stolen. The HP Pre 2 smartphone, formerly the Palm Pre 2, is now available for pre-order through Verizon on HP's website. The news, unfortunately, comes quick on the heels of the Pre 3 and Veer announcements at the HP webOS event on Wednesday.
Jon Rubinstein, the head of HP's mobile division and former CEO of Palm Inc., has some bad news for most users of his company's smartphones: the Palm Pre and Palm Pixi, and the Plus versions of both, will not be updated to webOS 2.0.
HP has just officially announced a pair of webOS 2.1 smartphones: the Pre 3 is going to have a 3.6-inch display, while the Veer will be a much smaller option. The HP TouchPad tablet was also unveiled today.
When the Palm Pre 2 was unveiled last year, HP said this webOS-based smartphone is going to be released by Verizon Wireless. More than three months later, this still hasn't happened. That's apparently about to change, though.
There are many advantages for businesses in arming their employees with smartphones, but the process of deploying them requires careful planning or they can become a liability.
Users of the Palm Pre and Pixi can breathe easier now that HP has promised to release operating systems upgrades for these smartphones. webOS 2.0 contains enhancements to multitasking and other features.
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