This is bad news for owners of the original Palm Pre, Pre Plus and Pixi, as according to folks to talked who Jon Rubinstein after HP’s webOS event, it has been confirmed that said devices won’t be receiving the previously promised update to webOS 2.0. According to Rubinstein, Palm had missed a product cycle in the midst of its financial troubles and subsequent acquisition by HP and the older products don’t have enough grunt to run webOS 2.0 and beyond. He did mention that HP would do “something special” for owners of older hardware when the new devices such as the Pre 3, Veer and TouchPad hit the market, but at this point we can only guess what it might be. If you’re an existing Palm Pre, Pre Plus or Pixi owner, are you planning to upgrade to the latest webOS devices?

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