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Palm Pre 2 Unboxing & 1st Look

by Winston Sih | November 19, 2010November 19, 2010 7:29 pm PST

Last month, TechnoBuffalo brought you a report on HP announcing the Palm Pre 2, the sequel to the Palm Pre saying that “It’s six months since HP purchased Palm, and while there has been a lot of talk about what sort of devices this would bring about, there has been nothing tangible that one could hold in their hands as of yet.  All of that has changed today with two major announcements coming out about not only webOS 2.0, but also the Palm Pre 2 will be hitting store shelves in the not too distant future.”

It’s finally here and in this video, Jon Rettinger will be unboxing the device as well as giving you his initial impressions.

Various tech specs include the following:

  • Display: 3.1-inch multitouch screen with a vibrant 24-bit color, 320×480 resolution HVGA display
  • Built-in GPS
  • Keyboard:Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard
  • Email: Microsoft Exchange email with Microsoft Direct Push Technology POP3/IMAP (Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, AOL, Hotmail, etc.)
  • Messaging: Integrated IM, SMS, and MMS
  • Digital camera: 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, extended depth of field, geotagging, and video capture
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light, and proximity
  • Audio formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
  • Video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
  • Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication; Bluetooth wireless technology 2.1+ EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support
  • Wi-Fi router functionality for up to five devices using Palm mobile hotspot.
  • Memory: 16GB (~15GB user available), USB mass storage support
  • Battery life: Up to 5.5 hours talk time and 350 hours standby time
  • Connector: Charger/microUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm stereo
  • (List complied courtesy of Sean P. Aune)