So the Palm Pre 2 with webOS 2.0 is a new step for both HP and Palm. WebOS 2.0 has “true multitasking,” Stacks (for organizing apps), Just Type, HP Synergy (links your email and social network accounts), Exhibition (run apps designed for Palm’s Touchstone Charging Dock thing) and (finally!) support for Adobe’s Flash Player 10.1 Beta. A new Favorites tagging option, Skype Mobile (on the Verizon version only), text assist, integrated Quickoffice, VPN support, redesigned launcher and full support for Bluetooth keyboards, and SPP peripherals is mainly what’s new with the new webOS.
As for the Pre 2, a 1 GHz CPU is suggested to be in the cards, a five megapixel camera, glass display and a “sleeker, streamlined design” with the same touchpanel with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Essentially it’s what Pre Plus should have and could have been, so think of it as a Pre Plus 2 in some cases. So far SFR in France gets the Pre 2 on Friday, Canada sometimes in the coming months, and U.S in the coming months as well.