Palm Pre coming to Europe in early H2 for $500-550. $399 on Sprint

Palm had one impressive device announced yesterday with their WebOS based Palm Pre.

But for us here in Europe, there was a touch of unease. Current Palm Pre is CDMA phone and is going exclusively to Sprint in U.S.

Should we have to wait for more then a year for the next gen device , like we did with you know what?

Fear not. Palm is already working on a GSM/UMTS Pre device and it should hit U.K. and several other European markets sometime in the second half of the year.

This was confirmed by Paul Ghent, VP of sales for Palm Europe. So it’s a pretty solid thing.

The less solid, but I believe rather reliable,  info comes from Eldar Murtazin of Mobile-review.

On his personal blog Eldar says that European version “… will be launched around a mid year. Actually both versions (U.S. and European) will be launched almost at the same time  (within a month, maximum two)

From which I guess that Sprint Palm Pre will hit the market late in H1 (around May-June) and European Palm Pre will come out in July-August.

Eldar also got the price points for the new Palm Pre devices. In Europe, unlocked, Palm Pre will cost $500-$550. And the price of Palm Pre on Sprint will be $399.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

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  • http://www.staska.net Staska

    Well, my guess is the Pre will be launched sometime in June-July both in
    U.S. and Europe. Which can explain the mixups between H2 and H1, since it's
    actually only several weeks difference in this case.

  • Kallisti

    The Pocket-Lint-story got the information from the Palm Europe VP of sales, while the information from IDG that Palm Pre is destined to come to Europe in H1 comes from Palm CEO Ed Colligan. Seems to be some mixup in their talking points! But I'll go with the CEO's info any day..

  • http://www.technology-guide.co.uk/ Katie

    It is a fabulous device, we are very eagerly waiting for the device and even we also waiting when does it will launch or come in the market.Please let us know when it is come in the market.

  • http://www.technology-guide.co.uk/ Katie

    It is a fabulous device, we are very eagerly waiting for the device and even we also waiting when does it will launch or come in the market.Please let us know when it is come in the market.