If Palm — now HP — is going to take their sweet time bringing you new hardware, you might as well work with what you’ve got, no? PreCentral is reporting that a new UberKernel hack for your aging Palm Pre can get the pebble-shaped cell phone running at a blistering 1 GHz. The site describes a Pre running at this new, and improved, speed as “blazingly fast.” The kernel hack also has a handy feature called “screenstate overclocking,” which spins your processor up to a full 1 GHz when the screen is on, and back down to its intended speed when the screen is off. If you are thinking about giving this a shot, be careful. A cell phone designed to run at around 600 MHz, running at close to 1 GHz, could melt a hole right through your Levis!

[Via Know Your Cell]