Up until now, Palm lovers in the US interested in grabbing the Pre in all its WebOS glory had to head over to Sprint and sign 2 years of their life away with them. Finally, there is a second option, now that an unlocked GSM version has made its way overseas from Germany and is now available for purchase.
That was the good news. The bad news: it’s $715.
Not just that, it also is sans US 3G; so whether you are a T-Mobile or AT&T customer, you’re using 2.5G EDGE speeds. Fortunately WiFi is included, thus giving you that smooth, fast browsing experience you would normally get at a hotspot.
The other oddity is the QWERTZ keyboard. Nope, it wasn’t a typo. The Y and Z keys are switched on German phones, so it may take a little adjustment when typing.
Fortunately the price tag you’re looking at will not include a contract of any kind (including data). But is it worth it?
I have a feeling most are either joining Sprint or waiting for the Verizon version to come out early next year. What say you?
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