Palm isn’t just looking to capture a slice of the consumer smartphone market, they’ve got their sights set on pushing the Palm Pre onto business users as well. Word on the street has Palm preparing a WebOS 1.1 update that will bring added Exchange Active Sync features. The 1.1 update is also expected to launch alongside a bevy of new WebOS apps.
Rumored to be baked into the WebOS 1.1 update is the ability to remote wipe data on the Palm Pre, enhanced PIN security, stronger digital certificates and automatically locking the phone when left unused for some time. The enterprise market is already geeked on the Palm Pre, and these added business-class features should make the Pre all that much more appealing to corporate types in the US.
And, we’re also hearing that the WebOS 1.1 update will be accompanied by some unknown number of new WebOS applications. Whether the new apps will be bundled with the WebOS firmware or if they’ll be made available through the App Catalogue, it’s anyone’s guess. Thankfully, we shouldn’t have to wait more than a month to find out!