After much wait, GSM version of the Palm Pre ready for release in October?

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After much wait, GSM version of the Palm Pre ready for release in October?
It almost seems like a eternity since the GSM variant of the Palm Pre was first introduced back in January during CES. Time has flown by with US consumers getting the first taste of Palm's flagship device and one of a kind operating system. On the other hand, the rest of the world and other GSM based carriers have been waiting patiently for it to arrive. O2 Germany is looking to have the device ready in time for an “autumn” release – most likely around October. The O2 advertisement below provides some credibility to the rumors so far. With SIM-free Palm Pres already starting to come about from UK online retailers, we're sure they'll try to get it out to O2 sooner rather than later – way ahead of those SIM-free shipments.

Palm Pre Specifications | Review

via PreCentral



4. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

keep dreaming......

3. pathmarkpolice

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 05, 2009

I don't see what the big fuss over the HTC hero is. I've used it and I'm not that impressed. I think the biggest gripe I have with all "touch only" android handsets is that a 3.2 inch screen is too small to text or type on for me, even landscape mode. Apple hit it on the head with the 3.5 inch screen and the keypad has perfect spacing in landscape mode, I don't even own the phone and had no problem using it. Texting on a 3.2 inch screen though, like I had with the galaxy, the hero, and trying it out on the g1, is a big pain, even in landscape. I'd choose the pre over the hero because the Web OS does work pretty well, and it has the advantage of a keypad that, albeit it a bit cramped (I'm used to the e71's keypad and love it) is still more comfortable than a crappy 3.2 inch virtual one.

1. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

if you want to buy it off the shelves without contract it costs around us$800.... too expensive, now that htc hero's been stupendously improved with the new rom upgrade, i take hero any day over the pre.... dont get me wrong pre "was" the talk of the world with its webOS, but htc has caught up big time....

2. tempdogg74

Posts: 136; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

hey does the htc os shows the websites just as good as the pre webos which i think is kool or is it browser better than the pre.

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