The Pre has been mostly forgotten, Palms flagship phone was well received when it first appeared but for various reasons has fallen by the wayside.
But, under new owners HP, the Pre 3 is due for release, carrying a decent spec sheet and the much respected WebOS 2.2 along with a cheap price tag this may attract some interest.
Spec pasted below:
- Operating System HP webOS 2.2
- Quad band
- Dimensions 111 x 64 x 16 mm
- Weight 156g
- TFT capacitive touch screen
- Screen 480 x 800 pixels, 3.58 inches
- Qwerty Keyboard
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- 16GB storage, 512 RAM
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band
- 5MP Camera
- CPU 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8655 chipset
- Assisted GPS
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Digial Compass
- Document Viewer
- Adobe Flash Support
- Voice memo/dial
That I haven’t dug around for more detailed information, I guess we’ll just have to wait for the review units to get a feel for how this stands up against Android and iOS.
Personally I’d love to give it a try, my only concern would be the lack of apps compared to Android and iOS, again, time will tell, who knows what HP have planned.