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.
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