week, we reported that a new Palm device, the Mansion, was
in the works. The device was slated as the follow-up to the Palm
Pre and would feature a touchscreen-only form factor, webOS 2.0, and
a 800 x 480 resolution screen.
on the Mansion front got a little interesting yesterday, when
the French carrier SFR posted photos and specs of the Palm Pre 2 on
its website. While it looked like the carrier would be leaving the
info up, the webpage is no longer available, casting some doubt on
the credence of the information. Regardless, plenty of blogs got to
it in time to document what SFR claimed was to be the new device from
we can expect a 1 GHz processor (possibly
the TI OMAP 3630), 512MB of RAM, webOS 2.0 (which supposedly
means half the boot time), and higher quality materials. The Pre 2
sports the same design as the current Pre with the touchscreen and
slide-up QWERTY keyboard, which means that the Mansion
is possibly a completely different Palm device. This assertion is
further boosted by the fact that SFR listed the codename for the Palm
2 as "Roadrunner".
mention of pricing or availability was made.
Phone 7 news, AndroidCentral has
gotten tips that a number of users still on Android 2.1 --
and even 1.6 -- received a software upgrade over the weekend (meaning
no prompt to download and install) that updated the Android market.
The updated market boasts a sleeker interface, the ability to update
all apps, and allows automatic app updates. If you see the new market
but never upgraded to Froyo, well, here's hoping you'll be able to
update to Froyo soon. Until then, enjoy the added functionality of