updated 05:40 pm EDT, Fri August 20, 2010
Palm-based Roadrunner HD may pack 960x640 display
HP's future Roadrunner smartphone could be the first device outside of Apple with a display as sharp as the iPhone 4's if developer logs posted overnight are indicators. A webOS game from Killin' It LLC, Cloud Hopper, recorded a "Roadrunner HD" device running a 960x640 resolution, as sharp as Apple's Retina Display, along with webOS 2.0. As the app is closed source, unlike in previous logs, it would be difficult if not impossible to fake the ID.
While a chance remains that the information isn't accurate, the details point to the former Palm team planning a much more significant update than it has in the past and having one of the highest resolution displays in the industry. The team was initially rumored to have gone silent following the mild Pre Plus and Pixi Plus updates, but HP has said it still plans webOS smartphones and would immediately leapfrog most rivals on a technical level with the display alone.
Little is currently known about webOS 2.0, but the software has already had modern features such as multitasking, social networking integration and cloud syncing. [via PreCentral]