Palm Pre to hit Australia in August via Telstra

We know that Sprint should release the Palm Pre in the US sometime during June (hopefully not later); but what about the other parts of the world?

Well, in Australia, for example, the mighty Pre might land in August, offered by Telstra – hence we’re talking about the handset’s GSM version.

According to Smarthouse.com.au, Palm Pre’s release via Telstra was officially confirmed by Brett Murray, Country Manager at Palm Australia.

A Telstra insider has also said that the mobile operator has three-month exclusivity on the smartphone, but this is not yet confirmed.

Like in the US, initial Palm Pre stocks might be low in Australia, because of  “Telstra’s marketing machine.”

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Reportedly, Palm wants to sell the Pre to Telstra for 400 AUD ($296) per unit, while the carrier will offer it for 299 AUD ($222) with a data plan, or for 899 AUD ($667) free of contract. These prices are probably not too different from the ones Sprint will offer the smartphone for.

Via PreCentral

Author: Ilinca Nita

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