Palm Pre now available to AT&T and T-Mobile customers - unlocked version from Germany
Now that the GSM version of the Palm Pre is being made available to the masses over in Europe, our friends using network providers that are GSM based in the US are eying that coveted device. Sure customers on either T-Mobile or AT&T can jump ship and head over to Sprint so they can experience the WebOS powered device. If the CDMA flavor doesn't sit with them, they can choose to purchase an unlocked handset from gray-market retailers in Germany. Not everything will the same however – this version has the QWERTZ keyboard layout that will throw off US owners from speed typing. Actually the Z and Y buttons are swapped, so maybe there's less adjusting required. Fortunately you'll be able to choose the language – ranging from English, German, Spanish, French, or Italian. In addition, you'll have to revert back to using EDGE because this version doesn't support US 3G frequencies – then again you'll have Wi-Fi if you really need a faster connection. With no word yet on whether or not AT&T and T-Mobile are planning on adding the Pre to their lineups, importing yourself one will probably be the only option for now.