Now palm/HP will have an uphill task to look forward to. The new i-phone will be released and it has monstrous specifications and software manipulations. Of-course Steve Jobs can do it as he has more than 35K employees. Here is a list of few things that palm pre-2 at least need to be at par:
1) A-4 & battery consumption: cant come close to it as it was devised by apple itself, however maybe we can beat them in processor speed if pre-2 gets more than 1GHz. Though 1Ghz may consume a lot of battery life for pre-2, than 1Ghz A-4 for iPhone will.
2) Video: HD video w ability to send at lower resolution w 30 fps. One can autofocus while making a video. Once again palm may not have enough resources to work on all these small things that make a software great.
3) Resolution 960* 640, 4 times the last resolution of i-phone. I hope once again palm has the money, time and employees to make it all work. Not sure about the new retina display but we do need quadruple resolution for pre-2.
4) Glass in back and front w body being used as antenna: This will drastically improve reception for iphone, one of the few complaints of the iphone users. I hope pre-2 will come with better or matching reception.
5) Front facing camera: Video chat: Once again an uphill task for palm pre-2. Plus this needs to blend with the UI seamlessly with ability to come in and out of it at a rapid pace, unlike the phone camera app right now we have which does take some time to load. Better night time picture taking ability.
6) Noise reduction: I bet something palm wont even think about as they already have so many things to do on hand.
7) ibook store: that palm lacks completely. Web-OS-2 should come out with a book reading software, that is able to download books from free projects without involving the PC. We need to have ability to read all formats of books. If the publishers wont come to us, darn we should go to them.
8) Few other things like digital compass, gyroscope (again probably not palm priority) to make pre-2 funky and set apart.
9) Somehow convince google to make turn by turn directions for web-OS2. Almost everyone have them, plus this would be a trump card over i-phone beside dual core processor and 4G
10) Movie playing app like netflix
11) FM radio (its such a tiny chip)
12) WIFI n and bluetooth keyboard support.
13) Bigger battery: maybe contact seidoonline for battery help.
14) Better display: Maybe SUPER-AMOLED screen