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Palm Pre 2 gets official with HP webOS 2.0

Palm Pre 2 gets official with HP webOS 2.0

HP has officially announced the Palm Pre 2, the much-rumored replacement to the original Pre, and running HP webOS 2.0.  Headed to Verizon and a Canadian carrier "in the coming months", but making its debut on French carrier SFR this Friday, the Palm Pre 2 has a 3.1-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 1GHz processor and 16GB of onboard storage.

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Ex-MeeGo VP joins Palm with Samsung R&D boss tip insiders

Ex-MeeGo VP joins Palm with Samsung R&D boss tip insiders

Executive positions at the big mobile makers are a little like musical chairs: the same people just keep circulating.  According to AllThingsD, Ari Jaaksi - who left his position as Nokia's MeeGo division head earlier this month - has joined HP as Senior Vice President of webOS.  Meanwhile ex-Samsung R&D boss Victoria Coleman has also jumped ship to the Palm division, where she will now be overseeing platform and app development for future versions of webOS.

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The Daily Slash: October 14th 2010

The Daily Slash: October 14th 2010

Plenty of speculation being tossed around today, whether it's regarding the BlackBerry Storm 3 or even more rumors about when the iPhone will launch on Verizon. Even the Palm Pre 2 might be landing on Verizon soon enough. Outside of the speculation, in our story from around the Web, we've got Lithium-ion Solar Street Lights getting launched in Japan in January next year. And then, we'll wrap up the rest of the night with stories from around the R3 Media Network. Welcome to the Thursday edition of The Daily Slash.

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Palm Pre 2 Landing on Verizon’s Network, Leak Suggests

Palm Pre 2 Landing on Verizon’s Network, Leak Suggests

The information about the Palm Pre 2, the successor to the original version, is slowly and steadily coming out of the pipe. We know that the device will feature a 1GHz processor under the hood, and we'll also be able to find 512MB of RAM. We even know what it's going to look like. And, without a shadow of a doubt, we know the device will launch webOS 2.0 into the world. What we don't know, is where it's heading. But, thanks to a leak from an anonymous tipster, Verizon may be in the running to get it soon.

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The Daily Slash: October 12th 2010

The Daily Slash: October 12th 2010

As we march on through October, we're having to keep up with companies all over the globe announcing something new. Today we saw the release of Sony products with Google TV, and we even got some on-time analysis of the upcoming products. In our story from around the Web, we'll take a look at how Intel is doing, as they've just announced their third quarter results. And then to end the night, we'll take a look at what's been going on around the R3 Media Network. Welcome to the Tuesday edition of The Daily Slash.

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Palm Pre 2 Shows up on French Carrier SFR’s Website, Reveals 1GHz Processor

Palm Pre 2 Shows up on French Carrier SFR’s Website, Reveals 1GHz Processor

The questions swirling around the upcoming unveiling of the Palm Pre 2, or Mansion (or something else entirely) haven't been about whether or not the device exists, but what the features would be. What would be the defining characteristic of the next webOS-based device, that would make the customers fall in line for its release? Well, according to French carrier SFR, it looks like the Palm Pre 2 is certainly coming, and it could indeed be packing a punch.

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Palm P102UEU “Pre 2″ clears FCC with Euro 3G/UMTS

Palm P102UEU “Pre 2″ clears FCC with Euro 3G/UMTS

Palm's new webOS smartphone looks to be another step closer to launch, with the European 3G/UMTS version crossing the FCC as the Palm P102UEU.  Tipped to be Europe's Palm Pre 2, the test results apparently suggest a slider with very similar aesthetics to the existing Pre (since the two share the same part number for the Touchstone-compatible battery cover) and a 1GHz processor.

The news follows a sighting of the Palm P102UNA and Palm P102EWW in a European test database last month, which were believed to be North American versions of the same device for GSM and CDMA networks respectively.  The FCC filing adds another tidbit about the battery, which at 1,150mAh is the same capacity as the existing Pre power pack.

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The Daily Slash: October 4th 2010

The Daily Slash: October 4th 2010

It's the first Monday of October, and right now we're just about ready to wrap up the night. First up, as we take a look at stories from around the Web, we learn that Skype has just appointed a new CEO for the company today. And then, as usual, we'll wrap up the daily happenings from around the R3 Media Network. So, hopefully you had a good Monday, and welcome to The Daily Slash.

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