Telefónica and its subsidiaries (Movistar and O2) have apparently managed to strike a deal with Palm in order to exclusively sell the eagerly-awaited Pre smartphone in the markets where they operate.
Reportedly, Movistar should launch the smartphone in Spain and several Latin American countries before the summer – but this has not been officially confirmed.
Of course, pricing details are currently missing, but Palm’s brand new smartphone will probably be offered for a wide range pf prices, depending on each country and each contract agreement.
Since Telefónica is mainly a GSM/HSDPA operator, its Palm Pre will be the GSM one we saw at MWC 2009.
As for the CDMA Pre, its release date is yet to be confirmed – but it’s a fact that it will be introduced by Sprint in the US, and probably by Bell and/or Telus in Canada.
Telefónica is currently the world’s third largest mobile carrier, and an exclusivity on Pre would surely give it some credit in the battle with the rival Vodafone (the world’s second largest carrier).
Via Palm Infocenter
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