Since HP purchased Palm earlier this year, there has been minimal news/hype in regards to the release of any new devices or software, until the recent release of the Palm Pre 2. The Pre 2 sports a 3.1” capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 320 x 480 HVGA, and a full slide-down, physical QWERTY keyboard. The screen also supports multi-touch gestures, and includes proximity, light, and accelerometer sensors. The Palm Pre 2 is approximately 100.7mm (tall) by 59.6mm (wide) by 16.9mm (thick) and weighs around 145g.
The very first thing you will notice about this device is that it feels extremely similar to its predecessors (Palm Pre and Palm Pre Plus), except for some very minor changes. The housing of the device is made out of a soft touch material, which is easier to grip and handle than the original hard plastic casing. The second noticeable change is the screen, which is now flat and flush to the device. The original Pre had a curved plastic finish that was similarly shaped to the back of the device. The new gorilla glass screen will increase the resistance to scratches, and reduce factors such as reflections, fingerprints, etc. (more…)