Feeds
80%
Palm Pre 2

Palm Pre 2 WebOS 2.0 smartphone

Refined rather than revamped

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Tweaks here, tweaks there

Palm has done a bit of work on its email functionality too. You can now view all of your accounts together or separately, and if you have a lot of messages you can also search through them by tapping in a few letters on the keyboard. There’s push email with support for Microsoft Exchange but you still can’t view threaded messages.

Palm Pre 2

Plenty more apps in the store

The camera has been beefed up to 5Mp and now has a flash as well as an extended depth of field and geotagging. That’s about it, however, with no controls besides turning the flash on and off. Picture quality’s not bad, though it deteriorates quickly in lowish light and the position of the lens, effectively in the middle of the phone if you have it open, seems to be just right for covering with your finger.

Palm’s App Catalog is building up nicely with more than 4500 programs on offer, according to Palm, and it's now easily browsable by category. Quickoffice is pre-loaded so you can read, but not create, Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. Same goes for the PDF viewer.

Sample Shots

Palm Pre 2

Click for a full-resolution crop

Palm Pre 2

Click for a full-resolution image

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Next page: Hardware hiccoughs

More from The Register

next story
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
Intel's LAME DUCK mobile chips gobbled by CASH COW
Chipzilla won't have money-losing mobe unit to kick about anymore
First in line to order a Nexus 6? AT&T has a BRICK for you
Black Screen of Death plagues early Google-mobe batch
Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK
... when you close the slidey doors, that is ...
Disturbance in the force lets phones detect gestures with Wi-Fi
These are the movement detection devices you're looking for
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Driving business with continuous operational intelligence
Introducing an innovative approach offered by ExtraHop for producing continuous operational intelligence.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?