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Oui Oui! French Carrier Spills the Beans on Palm Pre Deux

Details have been scant about the anticipated Palm Pre 2 or if there was even going to be one, for that matter but French carrier SFR has listed specs for the upcoming smartphone release on its website.

The follow-up to the original Pre, which came out in the summer of 09, will have a 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM and what the site describes as a flatter screen” and more refined design.” It will run on webOS 2.0 and boot faster than the old Pre.

The new Pre is expected to cater to the avid social networker, featuring what precentral.net is calling Facebook push integration with events, messages, chat and wall postings. SFR is not saying how much it will cost or when it will be available to buy in Europe or in the U.S.

This would be the first big smartphone release from HP since it bought Palm earlier this year, primarily for its webOS, widely considered to be one of the tops in the industry. The original Pre opened to much fanfare but failed to sell as well as hoped, leading Palm into a tailspin that ended with its sale to HP. The Pre began as a Sprint exclusive in the U.S., but within a few months became available on both Verizon Wireless and AT&T in an effort to boost sales.

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