HP announces Palm Pre 2 with WebOS 2.0

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Hewlett-Packard has introduced WebOS 2.0, the long-promised update to the open-source Linux OS it acquired during its $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm in July. Additionally, HP, which has been keen to rejoin the lucrative smartphone market, introduced the Palm Pre 2 -- a speedier, updated version of the original Pre that will be the first smartphone to run the new OS.

The Pre 2 -- as was recently leaked -- will arrive in the U.S. on the Verizon Wireless network, as well as in Canada, in "the coming months." However, the smartphone is first slated to debut on France’s SFR network Oct. 22.

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