Next HP fire sale: $75 for an unlocked HP Pre 3 in the U.K. and France
The report says that HP plans on shortly selling unlocked units of the HP Pre 3 for the equivalent of $75 USD in France and in the U.K. Currently, the phone goes for the dollar equivalent of $505 and $490 in those two countries respectively. HP says that in Germany, the phone has already sold out.
The HP Pre 3 will soon be offered for the equivalent of $75 USD in France and the U.K.
While the phone won't go on sale in the U.S., some AT&T and T-Mobile customers in the States will be able to run the HP Pre 3 on 2.5G EDGE (those memories of the first -gen Apple iPhone come flooding back) on both carriers. The handset's 3G bands are 900, 1900, and 2100 MHz while AT&T needs 850 and 1900MHz for full 3G service. This means that those with AT&T might have some limited 3G connectivity with the HP Pre 3. T-Mobile requires 1700MHz, so users of the unlocked Pre 3 on the nation's fourth largest carrier will have to live life on the EDGE.
source: HP via PCMag.com
2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2969; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Geeez, glad I got my Touchpad. I don't think I'd want a Pre3 anyway though. It's a shame, I saw those leaked photos of an Pre with a huge screen and no keyboard and I got excited. That's all gone, what potiential it had.
3. frustyak (Posts: 148; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)
So the phone which WebOS fans have been eagerly waiting for in the US probably won't see the light of day here, but will sell unlocked in Europe for $75.
Excuse me while I go throw up.
5. Tommix (unregistered)
Ys, cause USA SUCKS!