Palm Pre 2 now available in the US, unlocked for $450
The Palm Pre 2 has become available in the US. Not through any carrier (although Verizon is expected to add it to its smartphone lineup at some point in the near future), but direct from HP.
This is the unlocked GSM version of the Pre, and as such won’t work on CDMA networks such as Sprint and Verizon. It costs $450, and shipping is within 24 hours.
The launch follows the phone’s availability in the UK, where it’s also available direct from HP, since no operators there were interested in carrying it.
The Palm Pre 2 comes with the new WebOS 2.0, has a 1 GHz processor and a 3.1-inch HVGA (480×320) display and that trademark vertically sliding QWERTY keyboard.
You can order yours from HP USA here.