HP has announced a significant update to Palm’s webOS operating system. The webOS now jumps to version 2.0 and brings a lot of new features. Some of the notable one found in webOS 2.0 are improved multitasking, Just Type, HP Synergy, Adobe Flash 10.1 support, Skype Mobile (Verizon users only), browser with HTML5 support, VPN, Bluetooth keyboard, Exhibition that automatically shows the pre-defined task when charged on a Touchstone Charging Dock and more.
Taking advantage of this new OS is Palm’s Pre 2. Pre 2 will be initially launched in France, US and Canada and boasts a 1GHz CPU, 3G, 3.1-inch multitouch screen (320×480), slide-out QWERTY, Wi-Fi with hotstpot support, 5MP camera with LED flash, GPS, geotagiing support, Bluetooth 2.1, 16GB internal memory and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Pre 2 will be available from Friday from SFR in France whereas US and Canada will get the phone in the coming months.