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HP to launch webOS 2.0 Roadrunner HD phone early 2011

updated 07:35 am EDT, Wed October 6, 2010

webOS 2.0 phones inbound early in new year

A Senior HP company exec has stated that its first webOS 2.0 phones will ship in early 2011. The result of HP's acquisition of Palm, one of the first handsets likely to launch could be the rumored Roadrunner HD said to feature an iPhone 4 Retina display equaling 960x640 resolution.

Details of web0S 2.0 to emerge thus far indicate that it will include user interface enhancements such as 'cards' where the OS automatically groups apps according to task, simplifying multi-tasking. It will also open more API's to developers, giving them the opportunity to develop high-quality desktop-class apps.

HP faces a stiff challenge in rebuilding the user base of webOS after Palm failed to deliver on its early promise. Google's Android is continuing to increase its market share against Apple's iOS and the Blackberry OS. With Windows Phone 7 launching shortly, as well as Nokia's recent launch of its Symbian^3 powered N8, HP will be starting from well behind the field.

In addition to the Roadrunner HD phone, webOS 2.0 is also expected be the centre-piece of HPs anticipated PalmPad.



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  1. jdsonice@gmail.com

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Oct 2009

    -4

    Vaporware

    This is pure vaporware. We have heard of so many phones and ipad killers out there. Sigh!

  1. bleee

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: Mar 2002

    +4

    Palm Pre + Web OS wasn't a bad phone or OS

    It just wasn't didn't have enough polish, they rushed it to market. I would say Web OS was more refined than the android releases out at the time.

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