While we are waiting for the Pre 3, the Pre 2 smartphone by HP will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com on Feb. 17. Pre 2 is the first device to run on HP webOS 2.0, allowing quick and easy multitasking of e-mail, games, music and more. Here is more:
- 3.1-inch glass multi-touch screen with a vibrant 24-bit color, 320 x 480 resolution HVGA display - Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard - Support for Microsoft Exchange e-mail, as well as personal e-mail support (Google Gmail push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP) - Integrated IM, SMS and MMS - VZ Navigator capable ? Receive audible turn-by-turn directions to millions of points of interest and share the directions with others - TI OMAP 1GHz processor with 512 RAM - 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, extended depth of field, geo-tagging and video capture - Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11 b/g/) - Bluetooth wireless technology 2.1+ EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support - 3G Mobile Hotspot capability - Dimensions: 2.34 inches (w) x 0.66 inches (d) x 3.96 inches (h) - Weight: 5.1 ounces
- Contact Integration via HP Synergy ? Customers can keep contacts and calendars up to date automatically with built-in integration for Facebook?, Google, LinkedIn?, Yahoo! and Microsoft Exchange.
- Customized Inbox ? Customers can view all of their accounts together or separately to access work e-mail alone or combined in a favorites folder with personal e-mail from places like Gmail or Yahoo! Mail.
- Full HTML Browsing ? Customers have access to full websites just like on their Macs or PCs. They can play video, upload photos, access online banking and much more. webOS also now integrates a beta of Adobe Flash Player 10.1 in the browser, which provides access to rich, Flash-based Web content.
- With Just Type in webOS, customers can start an e-mail, create a message, update their status and search their favorite websites ? all before they even open an app.
- Mobile Music Store ? Customers can buy and download music right from their webOS smartphones using the Amazon MP3 app when on a Wi-Fi hotspot.
- Skype mobile ? webOS 2.0 supports Skype-to-Skype calls and messaging while in the United States to anywhere in the world, and low-rate calls to international landlines and cell phones.
Pricing and availability:
- Pre 2 will be available from Verizon Wireless for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in Verizon Wireless rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Pre 2 customers will need to subscribe to a data plan. Unlimited data plans are available to customers starting at $29.99 monthly access. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
- For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com