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Palm Pre to hit UK on October 16th

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Sep 2009 14:13 User comments (2)

Palm Pre to hit UK on October 16th O2 has announced that the popular smartphone Palm Pre will will be released in the UK on October 16th, making it available via their direct store as well as Carphone Warehouse, Phones4U and other retail partners.
The phone will be free if you sign up for 18 or 24-month contracts, which cost £73.41 or £44.05 per month.

The phone has a 3.1-inch touchscreen with 480x320 resolution and a slider design which hides a full QWERTY keyboard. More notably, the phone uses Palm's own WebOS Linux-based operating system, which offers multitasking for applications and "Synergy" for contacts integration.

Ronan Dunne, CEO of Telefonica O2 UK added: “Today’s announcement reinforces O2’s position as the home of the smartphone. With the addition of the excellent Palm Pre to our already extensive portfolio, we will continue to offer our customers the widest range of the very best devices on the market today.”

“There’s a lot of excitement about Palm Pre in Europe as we continue to expand Palm webOS products across new carriers and countries,” notes Jon Rubinstein chairman and chief executive officer, Palm, Inc. “We look forward to launching Palm Pre with O2 so people in the UK can see firsthand how Palm webOS offers a new and better smartphone experience.”

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2 user comments

124.9.2009 21:49

HATE THE o2 PRICING!

BUT LOOOOVE THE PHONE!

225.9.2009 20:16

This phone is way over hyped and I regret the day i ever bought it. My main concern is when the firmware has updated on 2 separate occasions it has led to freezing. It not your typical freezing cause you think everything is fine till you try to make a call and it doesn't dial out or you try to go on the internet and your bookmarks aren't there(Miss important calls, friends bitch cause they text you). It's easily corrected by turning off and on phone however to prevent it from happening you have to call sprint up and have them downgrade firmware to get it updated again.


*One major thing in cell phones in general that really ticks me is they have all these fancy features and NO battery life to support it.


No time for Leap frog!!!

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