“HP, a late participant in the smartphone frenzy, this week
announced the release of webOS 2.0, — an update to what was once
considered a groundbreaking mobile operating system — that will
serve as the backbone for its new Palm Pre 2 line of smartphones
and, eventually, its ambitious tablet PC plans.
“Although the Palm Pre 2 will only be initially available in
France on carrier SFR starting Friday, HP (NYSE: HPQ) said it will
be available to U.S. consumer and enterprise customers in the next
few months via the Verizon Wireless network.
“The debut of the new mobile OS and Palm Pre 2 mark the first
significant sign of life from HP on the smartphone front since it
completed its $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm back in April.”