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.
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?