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Palm Pre headed to Canada

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Aug 2009 1:00 User comments (2)

Palm Pre headed to Canada The Canadian mobile phone carrier Bell Canada has announced today they have become the second provider in the world to offer the Palm Pre smartphone.
Until today, the phone had only been available via Sprint in the United States, and was launched two months ago.

The 3G capable 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.

The prices however are nowhere near as good as they are in the United States. To buy the phone without contract will cost $600 CAD (about $549 USD) or you can buy it with a 3-year contract for $200 CAD ($183 USD) with a mandatory $45 CAD a month data plan that only offers a measly 500MB of data.

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2 user comments

128.8.2009 8:12

Canada's cell phone providers are a rip-off and have mostly old style phones

228.8.2009 11:01

When you have a similarly sized country, but only 1/10th the population of the states, you dont have a choice. American service providers get 10x the revenue from their clients, so they can afford to have way better plans.

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