French carrier SFR has outed the upcoming Palm Pre 2 and shed light on some details about this smartphone.
First things first, though: this represents confirmation that a Palm Pre 2 is on its way. Believe it or not, it’s the first actual confirmation from such a trustworthy source to hit the interwebs. The codename for the Pre 2 could be Roadrunner, if SFR’s unedited image name is to be believed.
On to details now. Here’s what you can expect from the Pre’s second coming:
- a 1 GHz processor
- 512 MB of RAM
- WebOS 2.0 (that will bring a faster boot time)
- same design as the current Pre family, but with a “flatter screen” – presumably not as curved as on the original
- the USB door has been replaced with an exposed microUSB port
An interesting supposed feature of WebOS 2.0 is going to be “Push”. SFR only explain this as it relates to Facebook and the pushing of messages, events, wall posts and chat from there onto your device, but let’s remain hopeful that this will be a system-wide feature that will be used by other applications as well. It certainly sounds cool enough.
The Pre 2 will also come with better battery life and many performance improvements, and not a moment too soon. These are probably thanks to both the new OS and the bumped up hardware specs.
This is all good-sounding news, but sadly there’s nothing more at this time. No price, no release date. But judging by the fact that this leak occurred on a carrier’s own site, the launch can’t really be that far away.
Perhaps the Pre 2 will see the light of day just in time for the holiday season. We’ll keep you posted.
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