HP to launch Palm Pre 2 in the UK on November 12th

HP, which acquired Palm in spring, is reportedly preparing to launch the Palm Pre 2 smartphone in Britain on the 12th of November. However, the company hasn't mentioned any official shipping date or the network for the handset.

The Palm Pre 2 is based on WebOS 2.0, and comes equipped with a 3.1-inch touchscreen display, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 1GHz processor and a 5-megapixel photo snapper with LED flash.

Other striking features of the handset include 16GB of internal storage, WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity options. It can be used as a USB mass storage device.

The WebOS 2.0 boasts of some great features, like that of enhanced support for messaging, e-mails and social networking websites, multi-tasking and Adobe Flash Player 10.1.

It also features support for applications such as QuickOffice Mobile Suite, Skype and Facebook 2.0.

The company will try hard to avoid what the Palm Pre and Pre Plus devices experienced. The Palm Pre 2's predecessors failed to take on the BlackBerry and the iPhone.