Palm Pre 2: Photo and Processor Speed & RAM Info

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It would be fair to say that the smartphone industry has moved on a lot since the release of the original Palm Pre, therefore it is no surprise to hear that its successor will have a sleeker look, faster processor and more RAM.

A recent article posted on Engadget suggests that the Pre 2 will feature a 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP3630 processor and 512MB, which is very similar, if not identical to the Motorola Droid X‘s performance hardware.

Also See: webOS 2.0 update will release on Palm Pre Plus

As for the sleeker look another Engadget article gives us what we believe is the first-ever look at the smartphone (image embedded at the end of this post), as you can see it looks like its predecessor, however it appears to be flatter and perhaps have a less glossy finish.

I must admit this photo disappoints me slightly as it isn’t a lot different to the original Pre, therefore it seems as if webOS 2.0 may be the real reason to buy the Pre 2, don’t forget this updated OS will not be coming to any existing Palm devices.

Do you think a faster CPU, more RAM and webOS 2.0 is reason enough to upgrade from the Pre to the Pre 2?

  • Bren

    I dumped the first Pre because of the build quality. I went through 4 phones in 1 year for various physical issues with the phone. The Web OS is awesome but if the hardware isn't there to support it; it's junk!

  • Lucas

    webOS 2.0 WILL be coming to all devices when it is release, please research your facts before submitting a product review.

  • Garrett

    Jamie Pert, please don't spread false information. Where did you here that current webOS devices won't be getting webOS 2.0? Regardless, you're wrong. Palm has stated that webOS 2.0 will be available to ALL devices.

    Next time do a little bit more research…

  • Tim McGee

    I bought my Pre the day it came out, June 6th, 2009. I loved the swipe features but I would never buy another Pre. Why you may ask? The app store. <-#1 reason for not buying a Pre.
    Fast forward almost 1 year to the day. I bought my Evo 4G and there is no comparison. The Evo 4G has a better operating system, larger screen, better and larger on-screen keyboard, better camera, larger amount of memory allowed, a "real app store", the ability to reformat the content on the screen to read it without moving your hand across the screen for every sentence, 4G speed, and Hot Spot feature makes this a no brainer regardless of how many awards and hype I read.