Palm Pre debuts on O2 website, available "before Christmas"

27 July 2009

Very quietly and without too much fanfare, the Palm Pre has slipped onto the homepage of the O2 website:

Palm has signed an exclusive UK distribution deal with O2 - a smart move for Palm since it ensures O2 won't market the iPhone too aggressively against it, although that decision made a little more sense before the rumours about T-Mobile and Orange stocking the iPhone 3G began circulating.

The brochure page for the Palm Pre talks potential buyers through the functionality, but reveals little that we didn't already know - no hints on pricing, only that the handset will be available "in time for Christmas". What the page is missing is the ability to subscribe for news on the Palm Pre once a launch date and pricing is announced; if you want to know more, you'll just have to check back between now and December 24th.

TOPICS:   Mobile

7 comments

  • J D.
    Can't believe Palm are placing this on O2! and how hard can it be for them to make a European version of the handset its already out in the US.
  • Tom P.
    Please give me one, a Palm job thing.
  • Guy w.
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  • Shooter M.
    @ J Dhillon: Do you think Palm want to put this with Voda or Orange and face a fight against the iPhone? Or is putting it with O2 a way to ensure that it gets marketed alongside the 3GS? And why release it at the same time as the 3GS, when it is clear that this is the phone flying out the door just now?
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  • Erik S.
    I've had my Pre considering that shortly following launch and am glad to get (via this forum) that I can now set a ring tone on incoming text messages and can search via e-mails and this kind of. Now is there any hope for an upcoming release by which I can seek my calendar? Would make my employment significantly less complicated, locating dates of last appointments. No other complaints, except that yesterday I used to be in and out of Sprint support (not unusual). I believe I used to be roaming, and looked at my calendar. Anything inside the calendar was just one hour earlier than what I had input. The clock was one hour early as well. I was frightened to death--then, the moment we got back into Sprint support again, everything was normalized. Has this happened to any person else?? Shopping forward to answers, but please keep in mind, I'm no techie and speak English as opposed to technospeak.
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