Congratulations, webOS devotees. The Palm Pre 2 (GSM) is now available unlocked directly from HP. What's the best part, you ask? It only costs $450, which is relatively little for such a powerful device off-contract.
The Palm Pre 2 will be the first device from Palm to showcase their new webOS 2.0. The new version of webOS will add improved multitasking, instant search and app-launching capabilities from the keyboard, improved social media functionality, and support for Adobe's Flash 10.1. It is also the first device released under the new ownership of HP.
If you had any concerns about Palm disappearing deep into the HP portfolio, consider your fears assuaged. The Pre 2 features a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a 3.1-inch 320x480 touchscreen, a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, and 16GB of internal storage.
The device is available now for GSM customers, and should be arriving in CDMA form on Verizon some time before Thanksgiving. We suspect that it will also make an appearance on Sprint not long after that.
source: HP via MobileCrunch